5 Fun and Fashionable Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit

The Philosockphy.com/collections/socks-club">sock of the month club that I belong to gave me three pairs of new socks this month: one pair with stripes, one pair with all-over prints, and one pair with a fun pop of color. I am so excited to have new socks, especially because they’re so fun! If you’ve been considering starting your own sock subscription, here are some fashionable and fun ways that you can style your socks with any outfit, whether you want to wear them on their own or under boots.

1) Go Crazy With Colors

Don't be afraid to mix up your colors! The best way to get the most out of your socks is by being creative with color. I do this all the time by using different shades of a color, or by matching two colors together. You don't always have to match dark and light. Sometimes it's fun and fashion-forward to mix them up. If you're not sure where you should start, try my Philosockphy method: Pick a color from one sock (I usually go for the lighter shade) then match the other sock's color based on what would compliment that one. For example, if I wear yellow socks, I'll pair them with navy blue so they stand out more against each other.

2) Have Fun With Patterns

Philosockphy is all about having fun with patterns. Whether you choose striped socks, polka-dotted socks or argyle socks, the key is to mix things up.

Mixing up your sock game is a great way to make an outfit more interesting. Plus, it's a lot of fun!

#1: Stripes (or solid color) + Stripes (or solid color)

#2: Polka dots + Polka dots

#3: Argyles + Argyles

#4: Stripes (or solid color) + Polka Dots

#5: Argyles + Stripes (or solid color)

3) Give Knee-Highs a Chance

Knee-high socks are often overlooked as a fashion accessory, but they can give your outfit a whole new look. They can be styled so many different ways: pulled up over the knee, folded down for a cuff, or tucked into boots for an extra layer of warmth. Knee-high socks are perfect because they're not too heavy, but still keep you warm during the colder months. The best part is that they come in so many different colors and patterns that you're bound to find one perfect for your style!

4) Play With Layers

One of the most fun things about socks is how much personality they can give your outfit. There's no better way to play with layers than by making a statement on your feet. Here are some ways you can style your socks with any outfit:

1) Wear patterns on top of patterns. 2) Wear solids on top of patterned socks. 3) Layer different sock heights (tall, knee-high, ankle). 4) Mix textures like lace or velvet with wool or cotton. 5) Add a little pop of color by pairing black socks with colorful shoes, or vice versa. 6) Mix up prints like paisley, leopard print, or animal print socks.

5) Try To Make A Statement

A question we often hear is how do you make your socks last longer? Well, for starters, we recommend buying them from a reputable place like Philosockphy. The best way to lengthen the life of your socks is by taking care of them properly. When you purchase your new favorite pair, take care not to bleach or machine wash them as this will break down the fibers faster than hand washing or drying on low heat. If they get too dirty, don't hesitate to throw them in the wash! Remember: while it's always good practice to follow all instructions on any product label, if it says dry clean only, go ahead and disregard that advice if you're in need of a quick fix.