12 Pairs Of Socks That Look Good With Boots

by Taylor Fuller

I miss living in a cold place, solely based on the fact that I don't get to wear any cold weather fashion. I used to love rocking layers during the winter and that included cozy socks over tights so I could wear my favorite boots in comfort. There are so many pairs of socks that look good with boots, giving your outfit a bit of edge.

I am personally a huge fan of over-the-knee knit socks paired with boots that hit just below the knee. I went through a phase where I wouldn't wear pants, and so layering socks over thick tights was just my go-to. You can also rock some thigh-high wool socks, or patterned socks, or socks that have buttons on the sides.

If you can't part with your Hunter boots during the winter, you can make them (and similar styles) warmer by adding in a boot sock. You can even wear a cool pair of colored socks with ankle boots and dress, skirt, or cropped pants on your next night out.

There are so many different options for pairs of socks that look good with boots this winter, and I've rounded up some of my favorites for you. Check out the 12 final picks below.


Wear Your Hunter Boots Even When It's Cold Out

Hunter 6 Stitch Cable Boot Sock (Sizes: M-XL), $47-$50, Amazon

When it's wintertime and it's really cold outside, rain boots aren't always the best option for footwear. But if you have the right accessories, you can make your Hunters wearable. These boot socks not only keep feet warm (they're a fleece material), but they also help make your boots fit your feet better. I really like the beige color, but they also come in black or natural white.


A Pair of Thin (But Warm) Knit Over-The-Knee Socks

Over Knee Knit Boot Socks, $9, Amazon

How cute are these over-the-knee boot socks? They're a great option for cold days when you want a little more coverage because you can unroll the top to make them closer to being thigh-high. They're the perfect amount of thickness as they fit comfortably in any pair of boots, while still keeping your toes and legs warm and toasty.


Wool Over-The-Knee Socks That Will Keep Feet And Legs Toasty

UGG Color Blocked Rib Over The Knee Socks, $40, Amazon

These socks look so cozy. Wear them with any pair of boots that you have; they're that cute. Plus, they'll keep your feet and legs extra-warm as they're made from a soft wool-blend. I especially love the speckled look and the color blocked toe and heel — perfect for showing off when you take your boots off after a long day.


Colored And Patterned Socks That Make A Statement

Vimans Winter Knit Knee High Socks (Four Pack), $20, Amazon

If you love to make a statement with your outfits, these socks are a great way to do that. They come in pretty assorted colors and have an awesome multi-colored design. Plus, they're color blocked, and I love a good color block. They're paired with ankle boots here, but you can also wear them with higher boots, too. They're thermal, so your feet will stay warm.


Fun Preppy Thermal Knee-High Socks

Angelina Angora Wool-Top Thermal Knee High Socks (Three Pack), $18, Amazon

Thick thermal socks will keep you warm and protected in the cold. These knee-high socks are cute because you can wear them in so many ways. Wear a high boot and only have the color on top peeking out from the top, or wear lower ones and show off your preppy side with the adorable argyle pattern being the focal point. The socks come in packs of three, and you can choose between a large argyle pattern and a smaller one.


A Wool And Cashmere Blend So Soft And Cozy

JET-BOND Wool Cashmere Thigh High Socks (Two Pack), $30, Amazon

These soft thigh high socks are made from a wool and cashmere blend, so you know that they'll be comfortable (and not itchy like wool can sometimes be). The quilted knit pattern is adorable sticking out from your boots, and you'll be able to pair these socks with any outfit as it comes with both a black set and a grey set. One user said, "These knee length woolen-knit socks...are so cute, fashionable, and so practical, especially during the fall and winter."


Marbled Over-The-Knee Socks

Steven Madden Fashion Marl Over The Knee Sock, $11, Amazon

These thigh-high marled socks come in black, white, or grey (I personally love the black), and they're so adorable. The stripe pattern is really stylish and it gives them a fun gym-class-esque touch.


Color Blocked Socks That Don't Fall Down

STYLEGAGA Winter Knit Over The Knee High Boot Socks, $13, Amazon

Here, a pair of boot socks that are so perfect for high boots that you'll want them in every color they're made in. One buyer said, "I have been looking for warm socks to wear with boots that are of good quality. These are very well-made & very comfy. I'm going to buy the other colors." Another buyer said that she loved them so much because they don't fall down and "they stay right where they're supposed to."


Get The Illusion of Socks With Short Boot Cuffs

Short Boot Cuffs Cable Knit Leg Warmer, $5, Amazon

These are a great option, if you have smaller boots. It gives the illusion that you're wearing cool, high, wool socks, without having to jam your foot into boots that don't have room for a thick sock. Plus, they'll actually help keep the cold out of your boots so your feet stay warmer. They also have a really cute button detail on the sides that add a little bit of personality to the leg warmer.


All Of The Knee High Socks You'll Ever Need

Wool Knee High Winter Socks (Six Pack), $21, Amazon

The value for this six pack of knee-high socks is wonderful. You get an assortment of fun knee-high socks (that actually transform to over-the-knee socks when you unroll the top), for a great price. One user said, "Wore them today right out of the package - it was freezing out and they kept my legs and feet nice and toasty and they breathe too." So, your feet will stay warm, but not feel suffocated, which is always nice.


Dress Up Your Look With Lacy Thigh-High Socks

Leotruny Wool Knee High Button Lace Boot Socks, $10, Amazon

There's a girl I follow on Instagram who's always wearing the cutest outfits with thigh-high socks. The socks are usually sporting really great details, too, like lace and buttons. These wool boot socks immediately reminded me of the looks I admired, and these will keep your legs and feet warm and cozy.


Get A Relaxed Vibe With Slouchy Socks

STYLEGAGA Slouch Top Over The Knee Knit Boot Socks (Three Pack), $32, Amazon

I can't stand when high socks always feel like they're falling down my legs. So sometimes, I choose to rock a pair of slouchy socks because they're designed to look that way (and actually sometimes stay up better than non-slouchy socks). Get a three-pack with gray, black, and white for all of your relaxed outfits. Rock them under boots, over leggings.

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