My Millennial Friends Constantly Ask Me What Socks to Wear—Here’s the Answer

My Millennial Friends Constantly Ask Me What Socks to Wear—Here's the Answer

A new debate about a hot topic has sneaked into our timelines unnoticed, been recommended in our algorithms, and, heck, was recently brought up during one of our Everygirl editorial meetings. No, it’s not about the latest Bravo scandal or whatever Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are doing right now—it’s about whether we should wear ankle socks or crew socks. Needless to say, just as this topic is causing an uproar online, it was also the case during our meeting. Our editors’ opinions ranged from very strong opinions about socks to complete confusion about which socks to wear. I myself happen to be on the side of those who have very strong opinions about why I’m Team Crew Sock.

The socks that finally won me over were the Hanes Cushioned Crew Socks. I’ve repurchased these socks over and over and in my humble opinion, there really aren’t any better socks out there. I don’t like compression socks (which is the case with most crew socks), and these cushioned crew socks are always within my budget. (As much as I love the finer things in life, I can’t justify spending so much on socks.) They’re perfectly plush, slightly slouchy, but most importantly, not too thick or too thin. I have them in both crew sock length and ankle length (which I wouldn’t call ankle socks, but a shorter crew length).

If you never want to throw away your ankle socks, then don’t! I love wearing ankle socks when I work out, so I can’t say I’m strictly anti-socks. But sometimes that little pop of white (or other color!) outside of your shoe completes your whole look. If you’re ready to jump on the crew sock bandwagon, we’ve listed the best options for you below.

My trick to styling crew socks (without feeling like a '90s dad)

The trick to styling crew socks is not to pull them all the way up – they’re crew socks, not knee highs! As someone who’s been wearing crew socks for quite a while, I’ve found that if you feel like you’re not quite getting the look (yes, just like those ’90s tube socks), you can pull them up and then crumple them back down again. If you’re not sure yet, start with an ankle-length crew sock to slowly ease your way in.

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