The Sock-Tie Combination That Will Up Your Style Game

 

A new sock every month? Count us in! Not only is this sock of the month club better than any gift you can buy your dad, but it also gives you an excuse to try out funky patterns, unique styles and wild colors that you never thought would look so good on your feet. With this kind of inspiration, you’ll finally have the confidence to match your socks with your tie when you go to work and still make it to happy hour on time. Check out these six tips on how to match your socks with a tie, starting today!

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Match Pairs, Dots, and Solid Colors


When it comes to matching your socks, there are a few things to keep in mind. Match pairs of socks with different colors, dots, or solids. It's also important to match the height of your socks so you can see the detail in your tie. Finally, wear ankle socks as low as possible.

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Know When Tie Dye is Okay


Wearing the same color tie and socks can be a safe look to try out for those who are just starting out in dressing well. If you're feeling daring, or want to step up your style game, then incorporating a few colorful pieces is a great way to go. Before you jump into full on tie dye though, make sure that at least one of your other accessories (tie, shoes, belt) isn't matching the colors in the socks so that it doesn't end up looking like you forgot to get dressed!

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Use Patterned Ties as an Accent


Patterned ties can be a great way to add some personality to an otherwise standard outfit. One of the easiest ways to wear a patterned tie is as an accent piece. You can wear them as an accent for your socks, or you can wear them as an accent for your shirt. Either way, it will give your outfit that extra edge that it needs.

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Step Away From Stripes


Stripes can be great, but they're not the best when you're trying to mix and match. It's all about color coordination, so start with the tie. If it has stripes, then you'll want to stick with a solid or at least a pattern that doesn't have stripes (hounds tooth is one of my favorite combinations). Matching your socks to your pants is also a good idea, but it depends on whether the pant leg is dressy or casual. Dress pants need dress socks and more casual pants look better with casual socks. If you're going for color coordination then try experimenting with patterns like argyle or something more adventurous like polka dots. The possibilities are endless!

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Play With Color


It's important to dress appropriately for the occasion, but it's equally important to put your own spin on the outfit. We may all love black, but sometimes a color change can make you stand out and feel confident in your appearance. I'm not saying you should go overboard with bright colors - that can be too much - but these days there are some really cool socks for men that are fun and playful without being obnoxious. Choose a pair of fun socks from this list to stand out from the crowd!