9 Fun Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit

9 Fun Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit

Socks are an underrated fashion accessory. They’re often considered just an accessory to keep your feet warm, but they can be so much more than that. With their bold patterns and fun colors, socks are a great way to express your personality through your outfit—and they can even be used to complement different outfits and make them unique! Even if you haven’t worn socks in years, here are 9 ways to style them with any outfit in 2017.

1) Pick out a cool sock subscription service

There are so many fun sock subscription services out there, like Stance and Sock Club. You can usually order a monthly sock of your choice, in multiple sizes if you want! Just make sure that it’s appropriate for your office before wearing them; some people just aren’t ready for cool socks at work. If you’re not lucky enough to have a cool sock subscription service where you live, try out one of these awesome DIY sock tutorials. They make great gifts, too!

2) Wear them for any occasion

Like accessories, socks are meant to be worn on a regular basis. Because they're unobtrusive and relatively inexpensive, you can wear them regularly and let them accentuate your outfits. If you've never owned cool socks before, consider subscribing to a sock of the month club. For less than $30 a month, you can get themed boxes that provide new styles for each season. With a subscription like these in your wardrobe arsenal, you can easily pair different socks with any outfit in your closet - from suits to jeans!

3) Rock it at the office

It’s no secret that socks are having a major moment in menswear. And at between $8 and $15 a pair, wearing them as an accessory can get expensive pretty quickly. Thankfully, there are plenty of sock subscription services offering great socks for far less than department store prices—with many of them even throwing in cool extras like free shipping or subscription box access. So if you want cool socks without breaking your budget, check out these sock subscription services

4) Add your favorite jeans

It’s easy to forget about accessories when putting together an outfit. But socks can make all the difference in a few key looks. For example, no sock can help turn a basic pair of jeans into chic, cool mom jeans. Or maybe you need something sporty to complete your workout outfit or socks will add some dimension and color to your suit pants. With so many options available today—from seasonal sock subscriptions like The sock of the month or going directly through designer websites like Loeffler Randall or even Nordstrom—there are so many ways that you can integrate socks into any look. From texture, color and material, there’s something for everyone and every style situation that is fun and functional at work or at play!

5) Get free socks from your bank account

Everybody knows they should be saving, but that doesn’t mean it’s fun. There are plenty of ways to add interest and excitement while keeping your savings goals top of mind—and one of our favorites is sock-of-the-month clubs. These programs work similarly to wine or cheese clubs—you receive a monthly selection of socks right in your mail, typically for about $10 per month (though you can find options for less). And just like wine or cheese, there are a ton of options out there. Some companies only send branded socks from companies you know and love; others are unique designs sent straight from designers themselves.

6) Work them into an athletic outfit

Slip a pair of colorful socks into your tennis shoes. You can wear them with any type of pants or shorts, and they’ll also keep your feet warm when you hit up that night game. Don’t have athletic shoes? Slip some white or black socks into a pair of flats or loafers—it’s an easy way to add flare to a casual look without getting too crazy! A few months ago I was introduced to sock-of-the-month club; it’s one of those cool subscription services where you get brand new (fun) socks delivered right at your doorstep every month. It definitely adds a little fun and excitement for me every month when I know that my favorite new(to me) socks are on their way!

7) Pack them when traveling (no laundry facilities)

Whether you’re going on a business trip or an international vacation, remember that socks are great for trips when laundry facilities aren’t available. Pack at least one pair of colorful socks to give your outfits a pop of fun. Maybe even buy a subscription sock-of-the-month club; try brands like Happy Socks and Wigwam . These subscription clubs are ideal for men and women who want fresh socks delivered straight to their doorsteps, without having to step into stores! Also check out stores like Target, where you can find many cheap pairs of colored or patterned socks.

8) Start a sock collection/showcase

Most of us don’t want to be seen wearing plain white or black socks. We want them to be fun and stylish! The best way to ensure your sock collection stays fresh is by constantly updating it with unique designs and colors. My suggestion: collect a new pair of fun socks each month. After you’ve accumulated six pairs, hold a sock showcase where you wear each pair one at a time (don’t mix & match!). This is also a great opportunity for friends/family/significant others who have not yet participated in your sock-of-the-month club; make it a themed party (think: Socktoberfest) and get everyone involved!

9) Dress up a pair of brown shoes

This sock of the month is great for dressing up a pair of brown shoes. A sharp black-and-white striped sock will match your favorite shiny wingtips or dress shoes and add some contrast that’s sure to make your feet stand out in a crowd. Dress them down by pairing them with your favorite slip-on sneakers—like Vans, for example—or beat up lace-ups. The pattern is so unique, no one will be able to tell what kind of shoe you have on anyway! Check out our brown Men's Striped Oatmeal Sock from QA Supply Co. in action!