Unless you're a shoes or accessories enthusiast, socks are almost an afterthought. You just throw on the closest pair and go about your day. But with the winter months in mind, it's time to rethink the kinds of socks you keep in your drawer, especially if you hate arriving home with toes numb from the cold. Put aside the thin or super lightweight pairs of socks you've been wearing for spring/summer and armor up your lower half with the coziest, toastiest, winter-appropriate socks. Our favorite options right now range from cashmere styles (my personal favorite) to wool blends and chunky knitted styles that basically operate as at-home slippers. Once you find the right pair of warm socks to survive winter in, you'll feel instant joy when you slip them on—promise. All you'll be missing is your favorite hot drink in hand.
Anyone who has worn UGG boots knows its warming abilities are unparalleled. UGG socks carry the same badge of honor. These stretchy ribbed socks have a slouchy fit and are warm enough to wear in the early morning or at night to bed.
I can personally attest to the softness and durability of these socks. They've held up in the washing machine for two seasons and counting. And for just $6, you really have nothing to lose.
Fleece socks are must-haves for winter. This pair comes in a plaid pattern perfect for the holidays.
If you believe in getting bang for your buck, you'll turn to Amazon for warm socks. Filter by stars and you'll come across this pack of five socks, which has over 9k ratings. They come in several designs that won't disappoint.
You've probably seen these socks all over Instagram, thanks to Aurora James' design brilliance. If you spot a colorway you love, don't hesitate to scoop it up because the colorful options are quickly selling out.
For those who like winter hikes in the woods, envelop your feet in these knit boot socks featuring a Nordic pattern. They not only look winter-y but give you all those feel-good cozy vibes.
If you only have room in your sock drawer for one more pair of socks, let it be a cashmere option. These have the power to warm up your entire lower half even on the coldest of days.
For winter sports, you have to layer up with the right accessories before trekking up the mountain. These merino wool mid-weight performance socks will keep your feet snug and warm as you make your way down the slopes and straight into the lodge for some après drinks.
Socks by Mother fit snug and warm. They often come with whimsical phrases like this "busy doin' nothing" option, which is suitable for your weekends spent at home.
Looking for ankle socks that still offer warmth? Go for this pair from Falke, made with a virgin wool blend in Germany. They'll provide your feet with better protection against the winter weather when you're wearing low-top sneakers and booties.
You're not a fan of crazy designs on socks, but also don't want yet another black pair. Opt for these, which have speckle details on them. Subtle and wearable.
These socks run a little high, which is great for blocking out wind. According to the brand, the socks have both arch support and a reinforced toe and heel construction.
These socks make for the perfect stocking stuffer; the chunky knit style is lined with faux shearling for optimal warmth. These socks have grips on the soles, so the wearer won't slip and slide all over their floors.