Holiday-themed socks are an easy way to celebrate during any holiday season. They’re affordable, you can wear them anywhere, and designs can be had for just about any occasion. Crazy socks are simply better than plain socks. So when an occasion to wear them comes around, you have to take advantage of it!
Some holidays are pretty much only celebrated on the day of, which means you only have time to wear one pair of holiday socks. Some holidays are celebrated for days, or even weeks leading up to the actual day. For these holidays, you can stock up on fun designs and patterns to wear for the time leading up to the main event.
Here’s how you can wear holiday-themed socks for every major holiday:
- Valentine’s Day
For many, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the love in your life. For others, it can be a bit of a painful reminder of singleness and the desire to find someone special. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, remember to be kind to yourself on Valentine’s Day.
Find some fun and silly Valentine’s-themed socks that make you smile. Treating yourself in this small way can boost your mood and remind you to love yourself as well as the ones around you. You can start wearing Valentine’s socks on February first, or you can hold out for the holiday itself. Celebrate for as long or short of a period as you want. Just remember to celebrate yourself at some point.
- 4th of July
The 4th of July is a great opportunity to bust out your most obnoxious, most vibrant pair of socks with an American print. This can be as simple as the red, white, and blue color scheme or it could be a print of the American flag. Since fireworks and BBQs are also very common on this day, feel free to embrace those prints as well.
People like to go all-out for Independence Day. So try to find something really attention-grabbing. Knee-high socks are a great option to pair with shorts. Put them front and center on display so that everyone can see your patriotic attire. You really can’t take it too far.
Halloween socks can be as subtle or as over-the-top as you want. People all over the world celebrate Halloween by dressing up and attending parties, parades, or trick-or-treating. Those celebrations can be pretty extravagant, but many others celebrate the holiday pretty casually. Let your Halloween sock choice reflect your personal excitement level.
You can keep it simple with some jack-o-lantern patterned ankle socks, or you could go with the classic knee-high striped socks designed to look like a witch’s leggings. The more attention-grabbing socks can also be a fun way to dress up without having to wear a full costume.
Start wearing your Halloween socks as early as October first so you have ample time to wear a few different pairs or wear your favorite pair multiple times. Make sure to pair them with outfits that will show them off.
Thanksgiving socks are pretty easy to choose. They can be super literal with turkeys and plates of food, or they can be a bit more subtle with harvest themes. The nice thing about the harvest-themed socks is that they typically work well in the month of October, too. Pumpkins, scarecrows, or other imagery works for a longer span of time, giving you more time to wear your favorite pair.
If you want something a bit more silly, you can also find cozy socks designated as“Thanksgiving Nap Socks.” Because, let’s be honest, the after-dinner nap is a key part of the celebration at this point.
You can also keep it a bit more understated and go with harvest colors of brown, orange, or deep burgundy red. These kinds of socks are nice because you can wear them all year round, but during the holiday season, they seem a little more intentional.
Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated over eight nights, so you have eight opportunities to wear Hanukkah-themed socks. As companies start to embrace cultural diversity, Hanukkah socks are more readily available. Of course, you can find the expected iconography like menorahs and dreidels, but some fun options can be found, too.
With a little bit of online shopping, you can find socks with puns about traditional foods or “ugly sweater” patterns that have become so trendy around the holiday season. These socks are very affordable, so you can stock up and have a different pair to wear each night. Buy a few extra pairs to give as gifts on the first few nights of celebration, too! Then you and your loved ones can wear them together.
Christmas time is one of the best times to wear themed socks. People like to dress up with themed sweaters, hats, dresses, the whole nine yards. Since many people put up Christmas decorations right after Thanksgiving, you have a full month to wear Christmas socks. You can wear one pair often or you can stock up on several and rotate them throughout the season.
For Christmas-themed socks, you have three main options. You can find character socks or prints with Christmas icons on them, or you can choose a more understated option. The more understated socks are simply patterned socks in Christmas colors. Since the color combination is so quickly identifiable as Christmas colors, that’s all you really need for it to feel Christmas-themed. No Cold Feet has some useful suggestions when it comes to shopping for Christmas socks.
Holiday socks can be a really fun and simple way to celebrate the seasons without spending too much or putting in too much effort. The next time a major holiday rolls around, shop online or at your local clothing store to find the perfect pair to go with your holiday outfit. You’ll be celebrating in style.