Sock of the Month Subscriptions: 5 Fun Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit

sock of the month Subscriptions: 5 Fun Ways to Style Socks with Any Outfit



Everything you need to know about sock subscriptions, so you can find the right one and get fun socks in the mail each month! Plus, five fun ways to style your new socks with any outfit!



Coordinate your socks

You want people to notice your socks when you’re wearing them, right? Then coordinate them! Take two or three similar pairs and wear them together. You can also coordinate your sock patterns or colors. For example, choose a patterned pair that matches an item in your outfit—like a shirt print or tie pattern—and match it with another complementary pair of patterned socks. If you’re wearing black dress shoes, try pairing those socks with neutral-colored ones (in browns and tans). Experimenting doesn’t have to be boring, so have fun! Just make sure all your footwear is clean and matches your overall style. (Check out our How To: Coordinate Your Socks tutorial for more tips.)



Mix and match different colored socks

Wearing two different colored socks is a great way to add some fun and creativity into your style, while at the same time avoiding weird sock pairings. And you can take it a step further by wearing different types of socks; one patterned, one solid, etc. When you wear socks that don’t match it will draw attention away from other parts of your outfit which are less flattering; they’ll also help you avoid going over-the-top in terms of color or patterns. Mixing and matching not only looks stylish but can help keep your toes warm during colder months as well. So if you’re struggling to figure out how to outfit yourself for winter, try mixing up your socks—it could make all the difference!



Put on socks before shoes

There’s a philosophy behind putting on socks before shoes. Some people believe that it prevents foot fungus and promotes healthier feet. It’s hard to say if there is any validity behind either claim, but it can’t hurt anything, right? And when we think about it, isn’t putting on socks almost like a mini-meditation session? The next time you throw your shoes in your closet without pairing them with complementary socks, give yourself a little extra time to take care of your piggies. You deserve it!



Wear odd socks

When you’re wearing an outfit that calls for dress socks, why not bring some fun into it by wearing different colored socks? The world doesn’t have to know if they match as long as they look good and aren’t distracting. If you don’t want a sock subscription service, go ahead and buy one pair at a time whenever you get a new pair of dress shoes or make it your mission to find odd socks whenever you go thrifting. Whether or not you wear them regularly, just having a few pairs in your closet will ensure that there will always be something interesting about your outfit even if it does become part of a uniform.



Don’t wear black socks with black shoes

If you do, your feet will get lost. If black socks aren’t your thing, it doesn’t mean you have to go all in on color; stick with neutral tones like navy or gray and be sure they match your shoes. With a little bit of thought, you can find socks that fit perfectly and complete any outfit. With so many sock subscription services out there though (and no shame if you love getting them in your mailbox every month), why bother purchasing socks? There are some really stylish ones being made for men by Philosockphy [philosophypod dot com]. Their collection features a variety of styles including skull patterned options and more for $10/pair.