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Fall/Winter 2022 Trend Report

Crossword socks are a fun twist on the checkerboard fashion trend, shown here next to a newspaper crossword puzzle.

After a scorching summer, the first fall days are a chance to cool down and enjoy seasonal produce and plants, bold colors in nature and fashion, and all things cute and cozy.

For those of us who can't wait to put away our flip flops and break out our boots and sweaters, the autumn and winter seasons are also a great time to update our sock collections — after all, socks are the sweaters of the feet!

Here at Cute But Crazy Socks we add collections of fun socks every season to fit the changing trends in fashion and pop culture. Read on for a look at some of the biggest trends of the year and shop for novelty socks that suit your style for the 2022/2023 fall and winter seasons.

Black cat socks next to a black cat meet the criteria for the dark academia fashion trend

Wear the Dark Academia Aesthetic

The dark academia aesthetic is the ultimate back-to-school trend for 2022. To provide a quick primer, this fashion trend is a moody mix of goth and bookworm, with preppy houndstooth, tweed, plaid skirts, white dress shirts, cardigans in dark fall colors — and of course, a matching pair of knee socks or men's dress socks to tie the look together.

Even though dark academia has its roots in education, you don't have to still be in school to get in on the fun. Dark academia activities include things like studying stacks of books by candlelight, appreciating Greek and Gothic architecture, writing poetry and practicing calligraphy. That's why a pair of book socks or cute Black Cat Moon Socks are the perfect styles to show off this trend, and are also available in crew.

Wear a pair of these dreamy dark socks and let everyone know that you understood the assignment.

 Cute fuzzy socks with a squirrel holding an acorn

Cozy Up in Warm, Fuzzy Socks

On chilly winter days, sometimes we wonder how it would feel to crawl inside a marshmallow and get cozy in a cup of hot cocoa. A pair of fuzzy socks might just be the next best thing!

These fun women's socks with fuzzy fabrics make your feet feel snuggly and safe. Add blankets and a board game and make the most of an indoor afternoon, or give these soft socks to a friend in need of some comfort. Some of these cozy socks even come with silicone grips on the bottoms, making them great slipper substitutes around the house.

Cute floral socks with nasturtiums hang on a decorative hanger

Fall for Floral Socks

Floral prints span the seasons and include everything from cute springtime pastels and colorful summer looks to darker designs for fall and winter.

This fall, floral is having a huge moment in fashion with every fashion label doing its own version of a head-to-toe floral look. The floral prints of 2022 have a strong vintage vibe and a soft romanticism that translates perfectly to a pair of our colorful socks with flowers.

Shop our full floral collection here and pay some special attention to these nasturtium socks available in knee-high and women's crew socks versions. These socks are a top seller every season but the black background of the knee-high socks makes them a great pair of socks to wear with black boots this winter.

A woman wears crossword socks on a bed while doing a crossword puzzle and holding a cup of coffee

Check Out the Plaid Trend

It's hip to be square with checks, plaids, gingham and argyle all making their mark on fall and winter collections this year, and we have the perfect socks to match.

If you like the monochromatic look, crossword puzzle socks for women are covered in black and white boxes just waiting for someone to fill in the blanks.

Find fun plaid socks for men with a red and black buffalo check design and white snowflakes perfect for stuffing a Christmas stocking. They also come in a matching women's version. Need a gift for a baker? There is nothing cuter than Shakin' Bakin' Cookie and Cakin' Women's Socks with groovy gingham and stripes.

Finally, for anyone in the legal profession these argyle Lawyer Up socks are perfect for your next day in court.

We hope you have found some new socks to liven up your fall and winter fashions and help you put your best foot forward in the coming months. To see all our freshest styles any time of the year, browse our new socks collection.

Andrea Farrell

Andrea Farrell is the lead buyer and content writer for Cute But Crazy Socks. She is a sock industry expert with over a decade of experience in socks retail, customer service, product selection, product development and customer behavior. Andrea leans on her degree in journalism from Western Washington University to write helpful articles on socks and hosiery, covering all topics from current fashion trends to sock jokes.

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