Winter Fashion: Cute, Cozy Socks

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Nordstrom Rugby Stripe Slipper Socks
Nordstrom Rugby Stripe Slipper Socks

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It can be such a chore to keep your feet warm during the winter months. Not only does it feel good to keep the toes warm, but it is vital to prevent catching a cold. It was kind of boring for me to get into the whole sock buying thing since I live in San Diego, but it’s been extremely cold and wet lately, forcing me to stock up on socks. It’s interesting that there are so many different kinds of socks-- it's almost overwhelming. Before my sock binge I had no idea that cotton socks are bad in the wet weather; I guess I never thought about it. Cotton socks absorb and hold the moisture causing frost bite in the severe cold. I got a few different kinds of socks to be prepared in case of rain, snow or just the plain cold.

My first pair of socks is simply convenient to wear around the house because of their non-skid dots on the soles-- love it! I have a pair that I wore to death already. I wear them with or without slippers when walking around the house, I even left a pair at my dad’s house to prevent from getting chilly walking on his marble floors. The idea is that they keep your feet warm with the grip of shoes-- no sliding. These cutesy Nordstrom Rugby Stripe Slipper Socks come in 4 different color combinations that will remind you of your childhood.

Juicy Couture - Knee Argyle Socks (Homecoming Combo) - Hosiery
Juicy Couture Argyle Socks

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REI has the right gear to face any weather condition. The North Face Ski Padded Socks keep the toes warm with a wool blend and insulation to prevent the moisture from getting in. If that’s not enough, the socks also have padding of major pressure points to promote a forward lean. To eliminate annoying bunching of the sock, the shin, heel, and toe are cushioned for shock absorption. And, in order to ensure even more comfort the toe seams enhance comfort by being smooth and flat. Voila! I found some superhero socks!

I couldn’t resist buying a couple pair of argyle knee high socks. They’re perfect under a boot, and around the house. Plus, they look flirty and fun-- sort of like lingerie for the feet. Juicy Couture has a cute Argyle Sock in plum and gray with a pop of bright red for the toe area. Definitely fun loving socks, but, for an even edgier sassy look Betsey Johnson has Schoolgirl Sweetie Over-The-Knee Socks that would be perfect for Christmas. Unfortunately, this pair only comes in sizes 9-11.

It’s not just about pedicure anymore, in the winter it’s all about keeping those polished beauties in the safe zone with the right socks!
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.