SOCKS GLORIOUS SOCKS. I've written not one, not two, but three separate posts on socks alone since I began working at BuzzFeed. (There might be more; those are just the first three that showed up on Google). And while my collection is getting so extensive that I'm having trouble fitting all the pairs in my closet, my sock craving is simply insatiable. Especially when it comes to Blue Q, a brand that makes the best, sweariest, prettiest socks around: They say what's really on your mind so you don't have to.
And when you're wearing black leggings and sweaters all day every day, they're a nice way to add a little dose of fun. Grumpy because it's raining for the fifth day in the row? Have the "Fuck this shit" rain socks (the center pair in the right photo) peeking out of your low rain boots. Need a little boost to get you through a stressful day? If your socks say you're a badass, you gotta be one (pair on the right in the right photo). I wore these "mother fucking girl power" socks to the Women's March in January, and they literally put some pep in my step. Plus, I use my dad's Prime account like the little moocher I am, so when he asked me, "Umm what did someone buy that's called 'Fuck this shit?!" I was very tickled.
In case you're wondering, these are the next ones on my list to buy (if you were too lazy to click through the link, they say "fuck off, I'm reading"). Tbh I only wish I'd them as a child when I was busy with my nose stuck in a book and my brother wanted to play catch (sorry I neglected you, Sebastian). —Maitland Quitmeyer
Check out all the available socks and products from Blue Q here.
Get the ones pictured from Amazon for $8.50+: the "hellraiser" ones here, the "sock whore" ones here, the "fuck this shit" ones here, and the "badass" ones here. All fit women's shoe sizes 5–10.
Get the "mother fucking girl power" ones I mentioned here.