Window Shopper: J. McLaughlin Embroidered Socks

When it comes to preppy, we're pretty much split in the office. But, really, there's nothing wrong with a little East Coast WASP injections in small doses (Lady Gaga is moving to Martha's Vineyard after all). So, when we peeped these swe-et socks at J. McLaughlin in Brooklyn, we knew we had to have 'em. Hand-embroidered in super-soft cotton, they feet-warmers sport a range of nautical, yacht-club or polo-field worthy motifs. Channel your inner Captain Sparrow with the pirate's skull-and-bones, or get into the Betty Draper spirit with the gray pair featuring an overflowing cocktail. Wear them with a skirt for an unexpected flair, or hide them under your favorite jeans. Either way, we know you'll have happy feet.

J. McLaughlin hand-embroidered socks, $38, available at J. McLaughlin
J. McLaughlin, 218 Hicks Street (between Remsen and Montague streets); Brooklyn; 347-599-2818