Tips On Colorful Socks
With our recent addition of Socks 101, we decided to give tips on how to wear colorful socks. Colorful socks should be in every man’s wardrobe, but it is important to know what you are doing. The basic rule of wearing socks is that it should match your trousers. This is the basic rule, but we all know rules and styles are meant to be broken. Just follow these tips when deciding to wear bright colored socks.
Do NOT wear bright socks at funerals, business meetings, or interviews. In these environments you do not want to draw too much attention to yourself, instead dress well but keep it simple.
Do wear bright socks when you want to liven up a simple outfit, like navy or charcoal colored classic suits. Another good time to wear colorful socks is when you want to use extra color coordination. Color coordination is when articles of clothing feed off each other (do not mistake with matching). Look at the other articles of clothing that you are wearing and try to coordinate your colorful socks with them. It is always easier to color coordinate with multiple pattern socks compared to solid colored socks.
Now we are going to cover how to wear colorful socks. First, you want to start simple with classic patterns and very conservative colors (e.g. blacks, browns). They still add a little color, by staying away from solid colored socks, but allow you to slowly make the transition to brighter socks. Be careful of too much contrast. Lastly, remember to focus on color coordination (as mentioned above).