Fantastic Socks and Where To Find Them

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

With the school’s strictly enforced uniform policies, students are looking for accessories to style their daily look. The most popular option that students have looked into is socks. The often over-looked article of clothing has no dress code restriction on them, leaving a lot of room for creativity. In fact, socks, as a fashion trend, have gradually increased in popularity due to their low price and variety while quickly becoming a part of Gables’ culture. Whether you like short seasonal socks or knee-high graphic design socks, here is a list of places where you can find unique socks at varying prices:

Target

Target is mostly known for its seasonal socks, its wide variety and good deals, which attract sock buyers from all walks of life. This is the go-to place if you are working on developing your sock collection and want many options for a low price. From short solid-colored socks to funky tall socks, Target has it all, and you can definitely find socks to match your budget. During the colder seasons, Target also puts out an amazing variety of fuzzy socks, which can serve as a cheap option for a cute last-minute holiday gift.

“I am someone who loves buying fuzzy socks from Target because they are so soft and comfy while being super cheap,” senior Nelsa Tejada said.

Urban Outfitters:

Despite this store’s expensive reputation, some pairs of socks are sold for as little as $5. Their wide selection varies from solid-colored socks to their recently added, brightly-colored Andy Warhol collection, which includes designs such as the iconic Warhol Banana print. The more expensive socks found at Urban Outfitters are for people who are ready to take their sock game to the next level.

Forever 21:

For anyone looking to step up their sock game in a more discrete way, Forever 21 is the place to go. They tend to have low cut socks with less extravagant designs. Additionally, this store is known for their affordable prices and creative designs, and their socks are no exception. Although the quality may not be top-notch, Forever 21 wins in the affordability category, making it ideal for seasonal socks or socks you probably will phase out soon.

“I recently began collecting socks, and I first became interested with a pair I bought from Forever 21. I liked how versatile and inoffensive they were; they were easy to pair with my outfits, but still added some nice detail,” sophomore Diana Lopez said.

Happysocks.com:

If you are looking for an online store, happysocks.com is a fashionable less mainstream option for all sock lovers! Their reliable shipping and creative patterns attract many, and their socks are about as exciting as socks can get. Although happysocks.com has higher prices than Forever 21, many sock aficionados are willing to shell out the extra cash. Their designs range from specific occasion socks (birthday, mother’s day and many more) to every day colorful socks. These are definitely a great option for someone looking for high-quality socks that’ll ship right to your door.

Amazon

When all else fails, Amazon is the way to go. Their variety of items never disappoints, and you can always find exactly what you need. Socks of many different colors and materials can be found online, and with the Prime feature, you can get your new favorite pair of socks in just two days. Amazon includes socks from various sellers and is a good option if you do not have any specific idea of what you want. Compared to Happysocks.com, Amazon has more reasonably priced options which is convenient if you want to buy many pairs at once.

In the end, however, you should buy socks that make you happy and come up with creative ways to incorporate them into your outfits. There are so many options nowadays and something as simple as a pair of socks can brighten your day and make you stand out in a crowd of grey, white, black and red uniform polos.