Sock it to Me: Our Top 10 Hosiery Picks For Fall

Your legs may have had some major exposure this summer, but fall is a great time to glam up the gams with some of this season’s stellar hosiery choices, from anklets to knee-highs and thigh-highs. Play with color, pattern and texture to freshen up the pieces you already have in your closet and give tried-and-true basics a kick in the pants!

J.Crew ankle socks

J.Crew ankle socks

1. J.Crew Trouser Slouch Socks ($9.50)
If you’re not comfortable with some of the more daring hosiery choices out there, dip your toes into the trend by throwing on these whimsical trouser socks, whether you’re wearing strappy sandals or this season’s statement pumps.

2. Hue Cable Over the Knee Socks ($14)

Hue over-the-knee socks

Hue over-the-knee socks

Don’t think this trend’s got legs?  Cozy up to the idea of covering up with this Hue cable knit number.  Whether they’re peeking out of boots or staving the fall chill paired with mary janes, they’re a step in the right direction.

Wolford Bandage Print Tight

Wolford bandage-print tight

3. Wolford Bandage-print Tights ($65)

Add a dimensional, graphic edge to an outfit with this pair of Wolford wonders and you’ll look like you’ve got your own stylist.  These tights will lend a luxe, layered look to anything you pair them with and make you look like a million bucks.

4. Herve Leger Laced Skinny-Leg Pants ($2,650)

Herve Leger Moto Legging

Herve Leger Moto legging

If you’re going to go all out on a trend, these moto-tights are the way to do it.  They might be called pants, but these skin-tight stunners are a statement-making showstopper.  With corset-inspired lacing up the front and back and the signature Herve Leger second-skin silhouette, you’ll be sex on legs.

Rick Owens ZigZag Tights

Rick Owens zigzag tights

5. Rick Owens Zigzag Merino Wool-blend Tights ($785)

If your uniform consists of leggings and a tunic, add some major fashion cred to the mix with these Rick Owens tights.  Injecting some downtown attitude to any outfit, the geometric details will set off even the simplest staples.

6. Missoni Lurex-knit Legwarmers ($360)

Missoni Leg warmers

Missoni leg warmers

You might scoff at the idea of putting on these ’80s inspired legwarmers, but this cozy Missoni pair could just convert you.  Under draped pieces and with your favorite pump, these are anything but a throwback.

Gucci Python Tights

Gucci python-pattern tights

7. Gucci Python Lace Tight ($95)

Sexy, slinky and serpentine, the python-print on these Gucci tights could pass as lace from afar. The perfect choice for any good girl gone bad!

8. Alexander McQueen Lace Leggings ($210)

Alexander McQueen Lace Leggings

Alexander McQueen lace leggings

Punk meets proper.  Material Girl meets London lady.  These killer leggings add a major dose of attitude and are all you need to add theatricality and drama outfit.

9. Kate Spade Enormous Swiss Dot Tights ($30)

Kate Spade swiss dot tights

Kate Spade swiss dot tights

Sexy secretaries, quirky girls and fun-loving legwear fans will flock to these whimsical Kate Spade tights.  Equal parts Mad Men and Mary Poppins, these will add punch to office uniforms and after-dark activities alike.

Marni pop socks

Marni Pop Socks

10.Marni Pop Socks ($76-$100)
Marni’s wool-and-nylon Pop Socks will give an edge to the most basic of outfits. These socks, in both at-the-knee and above-the-knee lengths, have been selling out at the boutiques with diehard Marni fans clamoring for more. If you can’t locate them at one of the Marni stores, we found them at German online retailer

Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.