When it comes to matching your socks to your clothing, there aren’t many guidelines or instructions to assist you to find the correct combination. Our advice is to always wear a brighter and louder pair of socks.
Check out some ideas for matching socks to your outfit.
Avoid patterns that clash
If you’re wearing pants with a checkered design, don’t wear socks with a different pattern. However, because most men’s pants are not patterned, a crazy pair of socks is usually OK.
Contrast your socks for a more noticeable appearance
If your clothing is more subdued, wear a crazy pair of socks. Contrasting the muted tone of a charcoal grey suit with a brighter orange pair of socks, for example, can add an interesting splash of colour to your outfit (as a side note, make sure to consider what shirt and tie combinations work best with a charcoal suit).
Coordinate your socks with your tie or pocket square
Try matching your socks to your outwear by harmonizing them with your tie or pocket square for some complimenting accessories. You might try to match the pair’s colour or pattern. You can also experiment with wearing seasonal colours piled into your ensemble (for example, wearing more maroon tones in the Fall).
Matching your socks and tie can be a quick and easy method to put your complete look together.
Don’t overshadow the remainder of your ensemble
Crazy socks can be worn in various ways but can also overshadow the rest of your outfit. For example, a pair of bright red or orange socks can overpower wedding apparel such as a black suit. This is true for any more professional or formal attire. It’s critical to remember the event for which you’re dressing up!
Match your pants and socks for a cleaner look
Maintain a similar colour scheme between your garments if you want them to visually flow into one another. As long as your socks and pants are the same colour, the result will be a smooth transition between the two pieces of clothing. Wear this on more formal occasions.