Socks are usually not the focus of one’s outfit, at least for adults. While kids’ socks tend to be bright and colorful, adult socks are typically muted, with subtle patterns if any. Happy Socks, a Swedish company, aims “to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colorful design piece.” Their socks have bright colors and highly vibrant designs, providing a splash of art and cheer to a regular outfit, signalling a subtle nonconformity. Not only do they turn a pretty boring daily item into something fun, they make for a great gift. I was first introduced to Happy Socks by being gifted a box on my birthday, and they spark joy every time I wear them.