24 Perfect Pairs of Socks to Overhaul Your Top Drawer

Hold the mismatched socks. Any day is a good day to overhaul your top drawer, and it just so happens you’re in the perfect place to find the best socks on the market. Now that you’ve officially reacquainted yourself with many of your favorite shoes from prequarantine—sorry, slippers, but our feet belong in sneakers and boots—it’s time to step up your sock game with some excellent everyday pairs (dress socks! boot socks! compression socks!) that, hopefully, won’t go missing after their first wash. 

From fuzzy, bed-ready options that rival your fluffiest slides to breathable (and antimicrobial!) merino wool hiking socks to keep your toes snug on chilly backpacking trips, below are 24 of the best socks for women to shop now. 

Best Athletic Socks

If your sock drawer needs some replenishing, chances are cotton (or organic cotton) performance socks are top of mind. These comfortably padded, moisture-wicking pairs often come in multipacks, and are ideal for stocking up on the cheap. Take your pick from any of the below top-rated styles, including weighty, moisture-control pairs for cold-weather adventures, grippy styles for barre or Pilates, and the ultimate running socks with arch support (looking at you, Lululemon).

Nike Everyday Plus Cushioned

Nike Everyday Plus Cushioned

Lululemon Daily Stride Mid Crew Sock 3 Pack

Lululemon Daily Stride Mid Crew Socks (Three-Pack)

Girlfriend Crew Socks

Smartwool Hike Lite Cushioned Crew Socks

Smartwool Hike Lite Cushioned Crew Socks

Tavi Noir Emma Assorted 2-Pack Grip Socks

Tavi Noir Emma Assorted Grip Socks (Two-Pack)

sweaty betty barre socks

Sweaty Beaty Pilates Socks (Two-Pack)

Best No-Show Socks

No-show socks may be an essential part of your getting-dressed routine, but let’s be real—most pairs aren’t. that. great. Below are six high-quality sock options that won’t dig painfully into your heel, scrunch up at the bottom of your shoe, or leave you with massive blisters at the end of the day. Shout-out to Bombas’s cushion socks, which are virtually invisible in running shoes, and those Eedor nonslip walking socks that have earned more than 16,000 five-star reviews thanks to their snug fit, seamless toe design, and durable spandex-cotton blend that doesn’t shrink after a single wear.

Eedor No Show Non Slip Flat Boat Line Low Cut Socks

Eedor No-Show Nonslip Flat Boat Line Low-Cut Socks

Saucony Comfort Fit Performance No-Show Socks

Saucony Comfort Fit Performance No-Show Socks (Unisex)

trio of no-show bombas socks

Bombas Performance Cushioned No-Show Socks (Three-Pack)

Skims Everyday Ankle Socks

Skims Everyday Ankle Socks

Purple and grey socks

Swiftwick Maxus Zero Tab Running Socks

Saucony Cushion Performance No Show Athletic Sport Socks

Saucony Cushion Performance No-Show Athletic Sport Socks

Best Cozy Socks

Venture deep into cozy territory with the warmest socks for women, from leopard-print styles worth exposing to the world with furry footwear à la Hailey Bieber to slub-knit cotton socks and decadently soft cashmere pairs that are legit treats for feet. (Psst: Anyone of these options would make for great holiday gifts.) 

Aerie Fuzzy Crew Socks

Asos Fluffy Lounge Socks 3 Pack

ASOS Fluffy Lounge Socks (Three-Pack)

Yellow socks

Brother Vellies Cloud Sock

Brother Vellies Cloud Socks

Falke Ribbed-knit socks

Beige cashmere socks with lettering embroidery

Kerri Rosenthal Handle With Care Good Morning Socks

Best Fashion Socks

Some of our favorite celeb ’fits ultimately come down to tiny details, like their everyday sock of choice. A super-saturated pair or a calf sock with a race-car-inspired stripe is an easy way to add intrigue to a basic outfit formula—and plays well with most shoe styles you probably own. Best part? Tons of brands are serving up certifiably cute options right now, meaning it’s a great way to experiment with personal style and snag a little something-something from one of your favorite designers (hi, Ganni) for a fraction of their usual ready-to-wear fare. 

& Other Stories Strawberry Patch Ankle Socks

& Other Stories Strawberry Patch Ankle Socks

red sock

Comme Si The Agnelli Socks

Striped ganni socks

Kule The Women's Tennis Sock

Kule The Women’s Tennis Socks

Sandro Daisy Jacquard Socks

Sandro Daisy Jacquard Socks

Calzedonia Short Socks with Bow

Calzedonia Short Socks With Bow

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