Five Ways to Style Fun Socks with Any Outfit

Five Ways to Style Fun Socks with Any Outfit

How many times have you been putting together an outfit and realized that something was missing? If you’re anything like me, it’s probably quite often. I know that I can’t count the number of times that I was looking forward to wearing an outfit but realized with dismay that I didn’t have the right socks to go with them (especially if I had worn them previously without noticing). If you feel like something is always missing from your outfits, consider investing in some fun socks and adding a bit of style to your daily life. Here are five ways to wear socks with any outfit!

Wear them over shoes

For a modern take on socks-with-sandals, try going sockless in your favorite pair of sandals and pairing them with bright, colorful knee socks. You can wear over-the-knee or thigh-high versions for a fun look. Just make sure you don’t have any holes where your ankle bones show through! When it comes to picking out which patterns to go for, just about anything goes, but stripes are an easy choice if you aren’t sure what would work best. Keep in mind that brighter colors tend to be more attention grabbing—so keep that in mind when choosing your outfit! For example, a simple black dress will really pop when paired with neon patterned knee socks.

Wear them under shoes

There’s no reason that your socks can’t be as bright, playful and fun as whatever shoes you wear. Don’t be afraid to pair a loud sock colour or pattern with a plain shoe—it can look more exciting than you think! Matching your entire outfit is not necessary; in fact, it can sometimes feel boring. Mix up your colours and patterns—in order for it to work, simply find colours that complement each other. When dressing for work or school, try wearing subtly-patterned socks under basic dress shoes. By layering on top of another neutral colour (like black), you help bring focus back to your face, making sure your outfit doesn't look too busy!

Match them with an outfit

If you’re like me, there’s probably a pair of black dress socks lurking at the bottom of your sock drawer. I know many men who’d be comfortable wearing that style—and that pair of shoes—all day long. The rest of us want more variety. If you want to bring color and fun back into your sock drawer, here are five ways to wear colorful socks and look put together at work or school

Mix socks

Mix it up. Rather than pairing socks in matching colors, take two complementary colors and match them at opposite ends of your outfit. This is a great way to add an unexpected pop of color without being too flashy. Plus, you’ll save on space in your dresser drawers!

Add personality

If you’re looking for new ways to add a little personality to your outfit, colorful socks are one of your best bets. But how do you know which style and color will work best? To help you figure it out, we’ve put together a list of five ways to wear fun socks that compliment any outfit. Give them a try!