10 Ways to Wear Socks
Some people believe that socks aren’t worth an outfit. Sure, it’s easy to throw on some socks and not worry about them, but there are plenty of ways to wear socks that will make your outfits stand out in the crowd! And if you can’t get enough variety in your sock drawer, why not try a sock subscription? Here are 10 stylish ways to wear socks.
1) Patterned socks with shorts
Of course, no one has said that socks must be worn with pants. Choose a bolder sock color, and wear them with shorts or even a skirt to make an interesting fashion statement. If you’re worried about keeping your legs warm in cooler weather, opt for thick socks so they keep your feet cozy under jeans or khakis. This is especially useful if you live in an area where it gets cold enough for snow during part of the year; patterned socks can also be great for pairing with boots as well. This is an easy way to dress up an otherwise boring pair of plain black tights or leggings. And again, remember that less is more: keep all other colors neutral if you want to avoid looking like a colorblind lumberjack.
2) Colourful socks with colour block heels
Over-the-knee socks are perfect for cold weather days and they pair perfectly with a pair of trousers and heels. Choose bright colours that complement each other so that your socks look like part of your outfit. A great way to incorporate socks into your outfits without risking getting them dirty is with footwear that features a hidden layer just under your pant leg. Look for mid-calf styles as they don’t go up as high as over-the-knee styles, which can make you feel uncomfortable if you wear them all day long. Also, avoid brightly coloured or patterned tights; instead try neutral tones like black or brown for a more subtle but still stylish look.
3) Sock sandals are a thing
What do you wear on your feet? If your answer is a pair of socks, then check out these sock sandals. With both form and function in mind, they are sure to be a hit wherever you go. Plus, there’s something just so fun about wearing socks as shoes! These are great options for anyone who wants something that’s both comfortable and interesting at parties or special events. Because what better way is there to kick up an outfit than with socks? Just try not to get too crazy: having a sense of style doesn’t mean walking around barefoot all day in extremely colorful outfits. Save that for when you get home from work!
4) Try thigh-highs this summer
There are countless styles of socks out there, but we think some deserve more attention than others. Case in point: thigh-highs. Sure, they look great and will keep your legs warm when worn with a pair of leggings or tights—but we like them even better when they’re worn alone! Yes, that’s right; paired with just about any top, these fun socks can help you achieve a whole new look that is anything but boring. If you need ideas on how to wear thigh-highs, take a look at these 10 ideas for wearing colorful socks and let us know which one you liked best in our comments section below!
5) Get colourful with sock tights
One of our favorite ways to wear socks is with a pair of tights. And if you’re sick of those boring black or white pairs that are all over your wardrobe, give colorful sock tights a try. With bold patterns and bright colors, these funky leg warmers can spice up any outfit. Tuck your jeans into your boots and add some simple jewelry for an edgy look that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
6) Booties love socks too
Yes, those frilly ankle socks were cute in middle school, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. Instead, think of fun ways to wear your plain white athletic socks (or colorful patterns). For example, pair them with booties for a trendy look. Or go sockless on days when you’re going to be hitting up a sweat-inducing class or workout. Your feet will thank you later!
7) Sock boots are the way forward
You can’t go wrong with a classic lace-up leather boot. This is all well and good, but you need another option for when it rains or you want your feet to breathe. The answer? Boot socks! Simply take a pair of thick socks, fold them down at the top, and slide them into your favorite boots. Instant protection from water and wind—and if you are looking for ankle boots (which we highly recommend) these guys will be perfect. You can wear any kind of sock in there—thick wool or thinner cotton will both work just fine.
8) Change up your sock game in sneakers
Though socks are often considered an afterthought, they can actually make a bold statement. If you’re feeling bored with your sock game in sneakers, try wearing brightly colored or patterned socks—they’ll draw more attention than black. An opaque shoe like a sneaker is also a great canvas for showing off and playing around with socks; if you're daring enough, wear ankle socks underneath your sneakers. You'll need to be careful about color coordination when wearing ankle socks; it's best to choose one main color that matches up with other elements of your outfit. For example, if you're wearing jeans and a blazer, a sock that draws on both those colors would work well.
9) Show off your pedicure
There’s nothing more stylish than a good pedicure, but taking care of your feet is much more important than just looking good. As experts in foot health, podiatrists can help you make sure that you’re taking care of your feet properly by providing effective treatment and information. If you’re curious about what kinds of treatments are available or are looking for advice on how to take care of your feet, schedule an appointment with one today. Podiatrists will always be there when you need them!
10 Ways to Wear Socks