Whilst not always the focal part of your outfit, socks are getting more and more necessary as the weather starts turning colder and more Autumnal. The high street has an abundance of amazing socks for bargain prices. Whether looking for cute animal print socks, warm wool socks or knee highs as a quirky alternative to tights, you are sure to find something to tickle your fancy.

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Topshop
There is huge range of socks available so you are simply spoilt for choice! They have opted for more quirky animal prints such as the ‘Brachiosaurus Ankle Socks’. With their dinosaur print you can channel your inner palaeontologist! The ‘Pigeons on a Line’ ankle socks are also a cute alternative to the everlasting bird print trend. Their ‘Lace Trim Ankle Socks’, whilst reminiscent of wearing school check summer dresses, frilly socks and sandals, have been given a grown-up style injection. If you are not feeling quite brave enough to try the heels and socks look, these can still make a really cute statement worn poking out over a pair of ankle boots, brogues or creepers. Whether toning down fancy heels or dressing up boyish shoes, these socks are a winner!

River Island
River Island is the place to go for wool socks. Their ‘Black Chunky Rib Frilly Ankle Socks’ are a great combination of fashion and function, with their contrasting on-trend, girly frill and warm, practical chunky knit. Other standout knitted socks are their ‘Cable Rib Pom Pom Ankle Socks’ in both beige and grey, which would look perfect peeking over a pair of brown or black ankle boots.

Asos
A trend that features prominently in Asos’s collection is knee highs, a perfect sock for both day and night this season. These can be dressed up in the evening with a pair of heels or worn with boots or brogues for a cute autumnal look on a cold day. The ‘Jack Wills Boot Sock’ is in keeping with Jack Wills’ identifiable ‘preppy’ style whilst still being extra warm with its thick cable knit. For the more outgoing and quirky, the ‘Lazy Oaf Kitty Knee High Socks’ can add an instantly girly look to any outfit with their adorable cat’s head detailing. There is also a big selection of plain black knee highs, which are both versatile and extremely purse friendly!

New Look
New Look is by far one of the cheapest destinations for socks, especially if you are looking to buy a few pairs with various multi-buy offers. There is a wide range of animal print socks, from foxes to tortoises. They also have a great selection of bed-socks, a great alternative to slippers for wearing round a chilly student house! The ‘Red Snowflake Fluffy Trim Slipper Socks’ with their festive print will be the perfect toewarmers for a fun-filled Christmas day.