A few years back, socks were considered a piece of clothes solely used for keeping your feet warm. Today, men often use them as a fashion statement, like ties, to express their style, personalities, or passions. Socks have become the most affordable piece of clothes for men to stand out and make their style pop on every occasion. Yet, knowing which socks are the right pair depending on the activity or the event can save the day in overall comfort, protection, and statement you want to make. Whether you are in the sock club and you even have a monthly sock subscription, or you are a newbie that wants to get in the sock game, this article will help you choose the right pair for making a fashion statement in every single occasion.
How to Wear Statement Socks 101
Any statement look starts with a unique piece that you build the rest of your outfit around. When it comes to socks, you should go as bold and colorful as possible because of their particular position. Socks are partially covered by shoes and often pants, so they need to stand out to get attention.
Now, since the whole idea is for your socks to attract attention, keep your outfit simple and accessories neutral. Avoid wearing cloaths with the material or design that clashes your socks` strong pattern or color. If the trousers or suit you are wearing is striped or with a specific design, then choosing socks with a colorful pattern lose their primary goal of being a fashion statement piece. If in doubt, choose neutral or earthy colors. Cloth pieces like jeans and classic T-shirts, sweaters, and button-downs always look cool and right. Importantly, since vivid socks will only draw more attention to your overall outfit, make sure you get the rest of your attire in check.
The next crucial thing you need to pay attention to is your shoes.
The right ones can complement your socks and help them stand out even more! More casual shoes for a wedding or big event can work really well with more colorful socks and patterns. For a more formal look, a relatively new thing is crazy socks with dress loafers. That is such a fun way to spice up your work attire or add a touch of thoughtful style to an evening hangout with date or friends. However, be aware that very formal-style shoes can clash with more outrageous colors and patterns only because it does not suit the occasion. When it comes to sneakers, choose one in neutral tones, so your colorful patterned socks can truly shine.
Matching Your Statement Socks to Your Outfit
Suit and Statement Socks
If you want to keep it simple, match your socks to your pants. But, you probably already know that, and that is (definitely) not the reason why you are reading this article. So, adventurer as yourself is probably curious how to spice up a more formal attire with bold socks. If you are wearing a suit or trousers that are a muted color, like a light grey, then wearing a brighter, more vibrant pair of colored socks can look great. This combination gives a tasteful, confident, and cool look. The contrast in color tone gives just the right of elegant fun for a business occasion. However, be aware that there are situations (like a serious business outfit or a funeral) where the idea is to show respect and fit in, so expressing individuality with statement socks can be seen as excessive. Also, if you are wearing a tuxedo to a wedding or black-tie event, wearing bright statement socks might detract from the simplicity and style of your overall outfit.
Matching Your Socks for a Night Out
Attire for a night out falls somewhere in between workwear and casual wear. That gives you an excellent opportunity to amp up your everyday style and have fun matching your overall outfit with your statement socks. Whether you are preparing for a dinner out, hitting the town, or attending a concert, you can choose to combine cool and subtle, or fun patterned socks with practically everything. Match them with blue jeans and sneakers or dark leather shoes for a dapper look that channels lumberjack vibes- it is all about how you want to feel.
Pairing Bold Socks with Accessories
It is good to choose socks that complement the rest of the accessories you have chosen to go with your outfit. If you are wearing a tie or a pocket square, then socks of the same color or pattern can give a matching symmetry to the attire of your choice. Another way to lock your outfit look is to match your trousers and sock colors, a similar color tone makes your overall look more seamless, which can be suitable for more formal occasions.
Wearing statement socks allows you to express who you are. They are a perfect way to stand out, show your unique style, and display your confidence. Often, people wearing bold, colorful socks are perceived to be smarter, more creative, and successful. Having a few to choose from that work well with multiple outfits is a must! When buying, always think in terms of the clothes you are likely to be pairing your socks with. Opt for pairs that are in colors that can complement your favorite pants, shirts, or jackets. And above all, have fun. Don’t be afraid to try out new statement color schemes, designs, and tones. However, always keep in mind to match your look to the type of event you are going to.