Sock it to Me: 5 Ways to Style Fun Socks with Any Outfit

socks subscriptions have become so popular that you can even get them for your cat, dog or...penguin? But regardless of the recipient, if you want to add some fun and flair to someone’s sock drawer, look no further than these five tips on how to style socks with any outfit. (Plus, they all come in handy if you’re tired of wearing the same socks every day!)

The Right Fit is Important

It's no secret that cool socks are a fashion staple. They're inexpensive, easy to find and come in so many patterns, shapes and colors. But there are so many options out there; how do you know which ones will work for your wardrobe?

Avoid Over-Accessorizing

While your outfit is the most important part of your look, don't forget about your accessories. The right socks can be a great addition to any outfit, but they shouldn't over-accessorize. Here are some ways you can style cool socks with any outfit.

1. Matching Colors

If you're wearing a colorful dress or skirt, matching colors is a good way to go. Try light blue socks and dress or neon green socks and a white skirt for example!

2. Contrasting Colors When you're wearing dark colored pants or jeans try pairing them with brightly colored socks for some contrast in your look. For example, if you have black jeans on try bright yellow or red socks!

Pair Them With Heels

1. The classic dress shoe is a perfect match for a pair of cool socks. A pencil skirt and a button-down shirt can easily be turned into a work outfit with the addition of fun socks, and even loafers can be spruced up by wearing them with colorful socks. 2. The cool prints of fun socks are a great way to spice up your look during the hot summer months. Lightweight fabrics like linen or cotton paired with thin-soled shoes are ideal for when you're looking for an effortless look that doesn't sacrifice style. 3. Ankle socks paired with sneakers create an effortlessly cool look that's perfect for running errands or going on long walks on the weekend.

Play Up the Rest of Your Look

You can make socks the focus of your outfit by pairing them with high-waisted shorts or a skirt, but don't be afraid to step outside of the box! Mix them up with some patterns, textures, and colors for a look that's all your own.

1) Matching Pattern - A really easy way to mix things up is by picking a pair of socks in a matching pattern as the rest of your outfit. This goes well with anything from plaids and stripes to polka dots and chevron prints. Keep accessories minimal for maximum impact.

2) Contrasting Pattern - Another great way to play around is by pairing different patterns together.

Don’t Restrict Yourself to Ankle Length

It’s time to take your sock game up a notch. All too often, we’re stuck wearing boring black or white socks that only go to our ankles. How can we stay warm while staying fashionable? The answer is easy! We need to start wearing fun socks that reach our knees, and then style them accordingly with any outfit.

Ready? Let’s get into the details. Here are five ways you can wear fun knee-length socks and still look cool!