The Sock Guide: The Right Pair for Every Occasion

The Sock Guide: The Right Pair for Every Occasion

How many times have you realized that your socks don’t match your outfit? If you’re like most people, the answer to this question might be too many times to count. Fortunately, the Sock Guide exists to help with that problem! The service will send you a new pair of socks each month and will allow you to choose from different levels of customization - all of which are designed to make sure that your socks match whatever outfit you happen to be wearing.

Getting Ready

It doesn’t matter if you’re heading out for a big night or settling in for a lazy day of Netflix—for most of us, getting dressed starts with socks. It’s easy to grab any old pair from your drawer and shove them on, but dressing well requires picking up on subtle trends. A trip through your sock drawer might surprise you: Are your socks too short? Too tall? Are they too thick? It may seem like an unimportant detail that could be overlooked, but paying attention to these details can make all the difference in how others perceive you. Try matching bold colors with solid neutrals like khaki pants, or vice versa.

Casual Wear

When you’re going to be moving around a lot, cotton is a good option. It's inexpensive and comfortable, but it might get sweaty. If you’re going out at night in a casual outfit, then take that into consideration. While polyester socks aren’t particularly sexy, they'll keep your feet dry and are wrinkle-resistant, making them a great alternative if you have to dress up or just don't feel like doing laundry (or stepping outside) when it's hot outside.

Going Out

Active wear isn’t all about sport—you can wear it in almost any occasion. That being said, some socks are better suited for outdoor sporting events, or business meetings and others are better for lounging around at home. But what makes a good pair of socks so versatile? It’s not just color (though bright, colorful socks can help perk up an outfit). In fact, you have to think about more than just their function—where they sit on your foot and how they feel while wearing them also play a large role in what kind of situation you’ll be able to dress them up with. Let’s take a look at some occasions when some of our most popular sock varieties might come in handy

Sporty Wear

Have an important workout coming up? For gym workouts or training, it’s best to wear comfortable socks. A good pair of socks can keep your feet sweat-free during activity, which can help reduce odor. Choose a breathable material like cotton or wool and make sure they fit snugly but comfortably so they don’t slip off while working out. You might also want to bring an extra pair just in case! After all, there is nothing worse than stinky feet!

Warm Weather

For warm weather activities like running or golfing, look for high-performance socks made from synthetic materials like CoolMax. Synthetic fibers are quick-drying and highly moisture-wicking, so your feet will feel cool and dry no matter how long you play. These synthetic socks also tend to be lighter than cotton ones, which is a big bonus when you’re working out or playing a sport. In fact, some versions are so thin that they can double as liners beneath thinner socks—or even your favorite flats! Just choose wisely—keep in mind that if you’re heading outside in cold weather with synthetic socks on, you could end up with frostbite before you finish your run.

Cold Weather

Layering is a great way to stay warm when it’s cold out, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out exactly how many pairs of socks to wear. One or two may not feel like enough and you might end up uncomfortable and cold, or too many pairs could make your feet feel hot. To find out how many pairs of socks you should layer up with on a day that’s particularly cold, consider what kind of shoes you’ll be wearing—the colder they are, the more layers you’ll need. If you have cold feet no matter what, always wear an extra pair of thick wool socks over whatever other layers you choose to add.

Work Wear

You want to ensure your workplace is conducive to keeping you comfortable. That means that whatever you’re wearing, it should fit well and feel right. Whether it’s a dress shirt and tie or a casual short-sleeve button-down, find socks that will keep your feet happy while looking appropriate. Some dress socks have reinforced heels and toes, which keep your shoes from rubbing up against your skin while keeping you looking professional. For those occasions when you want to switch things up, opt for fun patterns or colored socks that add character but don’t detract from what you're wearing above them.