When you think about the must-have items for your wardrobe, especially as winter is approaching, your mind usually goes through your closet picking out favorite sweaters, jeans, scarves, and that perfectly fluffed winter coat. But if these are the only things you’re worried about, think again; what you wear on your feet can make or break your game. Here’s some reasons why your socks should be your #1 priority.

 

Warmth

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Winter is coming, and there’s a lot more that goes into preparation than lugging out your parka. Some solid pairs of warm socks can turn the weather upside down. Keeping your feet warm is the key to not awkwardly shivering when you’re bundled up in every other possible way so go for some nice wool ones and get set to brave the cold.

 

Aesthetic

I’m not just talking nice maroons or light pink socks to poke out of your boots–I’m talking art, flowers, food, and other cool designs to spice it up. Wearing an exciting pair of socks can add an entirely new element to your outfit for the day.

 

Spirit

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You know you need those Cornell socks just as badly as you needed those five sweatshirts, but when you don’t feel like sporting all-out gear, you can just go with the socks to show your pride. Themed holiday socks can also get you into the holiday spirit without blasting Mariah Carey through the night.

 

Coordination

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It’s as important for your socks to match your outfit as much as anything else. If you mess up your color scheme with just one item, there’s no turning back, so for the sake of style, pay attention to your socks.

 

First Impressions

Nobody’s going to notice if you don’t have fire socks, but they will notice if you do. Adopting sock culture into your life is a sure way to amp up your image, because once someone sees your cool socks, chances are they’ll be jealous and probably want a pair too. What better way to make a friend?

 

Mood

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There’s this magic feeling you get when your bra and your underwear to match–like you can conquer the world. The same goes for a nice pair of socks. If you start the day wearing socks that make you happy peeking out of your shoes, feeling happier and more confident is a given.