Outfits Under $100: Accessorizing with Socks

Add some flair to your wardrobe with often-overlooked socks!
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Add some flair to your wardrobe with often-overlooked socks!

In an effort to spice up outfits in an affordable way, let's talk about one of the most overlooked accessories -- socks! Socks are a great way to add some color or excitement to an outfit. Compared to other accessories, socks have more personality and fun socks can even be conversation starters! I find that my mood is better just by wearing fun socks, even when they're hidden by shoes.

To start including socks as centerpieces of your outfits, below are three sock-themed outfits under $100. If you're looking for more cute socks, I had luck finding affordable ones at H&M, Forever 21, and ASOS!

Bold Colors - $95.97

Under $100 menswear inspired outfit with bold socks

Products: Belt, Socks, Sweater, Shoes, Jeans

Using socks for a pop of color is a great way to make an outfit more exciting. For this outfit, I took inspiration from menswear and stuck to an otherwise-neutral color scheme to let the socks really pop. If you recreate this outfit, cuffing your jeans a tad higher will make sure your socks show through.

Interesting Effects - $97.77

Under $100 street style inspired outfit with sheer socks

Products: Sweatshirt, Jeans, Sunglasses, Socks, Sneakers

This street style-inspired outfit is minimal but still interesting. This would be great for those of you who aren't thrilled about wearing loud prints or colors to accessorize. 

These mesh polka-dot socks are sheer, which makes them a little more interesting. They can be incorporated into a variety of outfits because they're basic and neutral.

Fun Patterns - $51.46

Under $100 loungewear outfit featuring pink cactus socks

Products: Sweater, PJ Pants, Earrings, Socks, Chocolates

Silly socks are one of my favorite ways to brighten up my day a little! Putting on something fun for a weekend day of lounging around helps me feel more put-together than I actually am. Plus, I always feel like light colors give me a boost of energy. 

Because this outfit alone is $44, you can save your money to treat yourself to some chocolates and a movie on your day of relaxing!

Your Thoughts?

Have you used socks as a key piece to an outfit before? Which is your favorite of the outfits above? Do you collect fun socks? This is my first time writing for the Outfits Under $100 series so I'd love to hear your feedback and replies in the comments below!