9 Fun Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit
Socks are the forgotten accessory. They’re thrown in with the rest of your laundry, and then picked out last minute to match your outfit. Instead of letting socks be the afterthought they’ve become, take time each month to pick out your favorite pairs and build a cohesive collection that will change up your outfits when you wear them together. Here are 9 fun ways to style socks with any outfit to start doing just that!
1) Wear Different Socks on Each Foot
Some cool socks subscriptions have a pair of socks for each foot. The subscription will often include multiple pairs, so you’ll have an entire week’s worth of fresh feet. Some subscriptions even send cool and colorful socks for your business or casual wear. If you love wearing funky socks but don’t know how to pull off both shoes from a double sock pair, try pairing one sock on each foot. This can help you keep things interesting and add some flare—especially if you opt for matching pairs.
2) Wear Two Pairs at Once
If you wear socks that are too big, you can pair them with a different size sock. This gives your feet extra comfort in your shoes and helps keep your feet warm. Depending on how many pairs of socks you’re wearing, you might be able to wear two pairs at once! If so, it’s not only stylish but also practical! Just remember to take off both pairs before going out; otherwise, it can look a little silly. If you don’t want to go crazy buying multiple pairs of socks every month, consider signing up for sock subscriptions instead. They deliver unique designs and patterns straight to your door every month or so—and they cost less than one regular pair of socks would anyway!
3) Match With a Statement Hat
One of the coolest ways to add a touch of style is by pairing a statement hat with cool socks. Pick out an awesome accessory and complement it by wearing socks that match. Don’t like hats? That’s okay—there are tons of other ways you can accessorize your sock collection. For example, one great way is by getting into subscription-based sock subscriptions, or becoming a member of a sock-of-the-month club. Think: colors and designs change monthly, but there’s always something new coming in!
4) Layer With Ankle Boots
Elevate your favorite pair of ankle boots by layering socks over them. It might sound strange, but it works. Rolled socks are especially great because they're cut a little longer, which looks better peeking out from underneath boot tops. If you don't have any cool socks on hand, many retailers offer sock subscriptions—just make sure that you actually like what they send. And while plain white socks do fit in here (and look classic), we think brighter hues and fun patterns like stripes or argyle pairs are just right for fall and winter months when accessorizing with color is encouraged!
5) Match Shoe Color To The Patterned Sock
Many people know not to wear white socks with a suit but they don’t consider that darker hues can be paired too. If you have patterned socks, match them based on color to your shoes. White and black socks pair well with both brown and black shoes while lighter colors go better with tan or light-colored shoes. No matter what color they are, try wearing them sockless. You’ll end up in a much better mood at work when you’re not having a heat wave under your desk!
6) Pair With Sandals
Flip-flops and sandals are great for summer, but it’s a good idea to have a few other casual shoe options at your disposal, including sock boots. It’s nice having something you can wear when you walk around town or out for coffee—especially if you live in a place where temperatures fluctuate between warm and hot throughout the year. You don’t want to be stuck wearing flip-flops come winter! If you’re looking for some cool sock boots that won’t break your budget, Zappos has an awesome selection—I especially love these Nine West pair ($49).
7) Try Unorthodox Styles Like Over-the-Knee or Knee-Highs
When you think of style, socks aren’t often one of the first things that come to mind. But there are some really fun and fashionable sock styles out there; from over-the-knee and knee-high socks, to dainty pairs and colorful argyles, any stylish girl needs at least a few pairs in her sock drawer. Not only do stylish socks look good when paired with pants or skirts, but they can also be a quick little accessory for an otherwise boring outfit. Think about it: When was the last time you were all suited up but had nothing fun (or eye-catching) on your feet? The right pair of socks can save even your most formal getup.
8) Dare To Match Patterns
Matching patterns on your sock of month club is always a risk, but can look super stylish if you pull it off. Try pairing black and white polka dots with a crisp white blouse or mixing bold stripes in red, yellow and blue with your favorite pair of jeans. Just be careful not to overdo it; your socks are a statement piece so stick to one pattern per outfit.
9) Try on Every Pair of Socks in the Store!
If you’re going to try out a new sock fashion every month, you may as well make sure it works with all your outfits. Once you have all your socks together, put them on and wear them for an entire day. No one else needs to see you do it, so be honest about how comfortable they are in different s soswi a skIe cdeq; litaoamo nhtltot
9 Fun Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit