I’m not someone who wears a lot of color, but when I do, I go all out. While most of my go-to sneakers come in low-key colorways — think the original Air Jordan 1 Rebel XX, the Reebok Classic Leather in cream white, or the Air VaporMax in “Dark Grey” — a few of my most treasured kicks are covered in bolder and brighter hues. The Nike Air Force 1 Jester XX “Violet Mist” is one of the more colorful variants in my footwear rotation. Like most sneaker enthusiasts, I’d typically throw on a pair of “invisible” footsies and call it a day. Now that the weather begins to get cooler, however, there’s an opportunity to elevate your style by pairing your favorite shoes with some equally head-turning socks. It’s not just a matter of style but also of function — you can’t rely on ankle socks to keep you warm in the fall and winter months.
Now that you know what the trick is, here’s a pair you need in your sock drawer…
WHAT IS IT: Hysteria Mia Print Knee High Socks
WHY IT’S WORTH THE HYPE: I may or may not be overly obsessed with these candy-colored socks by Hysteria. Dipped in a smooth gradient of pink, orange, yellow, green and teal tones, these semi-sheer socks can really add a powerful punch of color to an outfit. When I first saw them, I knew I had to style them with my pastel purple Air Force 1‘s to complete the rainbow. It’s such an easy accessory to style with and it makes for a nice gram, too. If you’re struggling with transitioning from summer to fall dressing, start things off by dressing up your feet and legs with some cool socks.