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5 Ways to Style Colourful Socks

Posted On 14/03/2019
5 Ways to Style Colourful Socks

A bold and bright sock can completely transform your look. Adding that extra attention to detail, playful socks go a long way to communicating a little bit more about your personality and personal tastes, particularly when more formal dress is required. If you’re a lover of a bold sock, but you’re not quite sure how to introduce them into your look for all occasions, read on to discover five ways to style colourful socks…

Look One: Smart Casual for Work

Smart casual is the most popular style for the workplace these days. If you’re lucky enough to be able to incorporate your own personal style into your work look, a flash of colour with bold and bright socks is the ideal way to add that extra personality.

Try a pair of straight leg checked trousers in a muted colour such as grey or navy, teamed with a polo top or thin knit jumper. Add a playful edge with a colourful striped sock, teamed with a more traditional brogue.

Look Two: Suited and Booted

You’re probably thinking ‘colourful socks with a suit are for the super bold, right?’. Well think again, if you love a touch of bright colour, there’s no reason why you can’t introduce this subtly through your socks when wearing a suit. While the traditional suit is a classic style, there’s no reason why you can’t mix things up to add your own unique twist.

Try styling a slim cut shirt with a colourful pair of socks. You can pull your look together by wearing a tie in the same shade, or choosing a pocket square in the same colour.

Look Three: Off-Duty

The weekend is the ideal opportunity to be more creative with your style. Your off-duty look is all about being comfortable yet stylish at the same time. Try a pair of straight leg jeans with your favourite long or short sleeved t-shirt. Add a bomber jacket for colder weather, and finish with a flash of colour on your socks teamed with a simple pair of grey trainers to make the colour of your socks pop.

Look Four: Special Occasions

Whether you’re attending a birthday party, wedding or similar, sometimes life requires us to bring out the big guns…in the form of your boldest and brightest socks. For special occasions and events, try styling a pair of colourful socks with chinos, loafers or brogues and a smart shirt for the ideal on-trend but smart look.

Look Five: Evening Out

For first dates, drinks after work or even dinner with friends, it’s always nice to make that extra effort when it comes to socialising in the evenings. A pair of straight leg jeans in a dark shade such as blue or black teamed with your favourite shirt with the collar left open is always a safe bet. Add your own twist on the look, with a bright pair of socks. You could try and pull the look together by going for socks in a similar colour palette to your shirt, or keep your look neutral and just add a single flash of colour with your socks.

As you can see, it’s possible to add more personality to your look for all occasions, all with a humble, yet impactful pair of socks. For bright and colourful socks delivered to your door every month, check out oursock subscriptionoptions.


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