Here's How to Style Your Patterned Socks! 

Patterned socks have been somewhat of a dirty word over the years. But unfortunately, such is the way the corporate world tells us how to dress. But for those who want a bit more personality in their outfits, patterned socks are king. 

Whether you want to wear them with your work outfit or just with casual clothes, patterned socks are versatile, funky and a lot of fun. This guide will show you the best ways to wear your patterned socks for maximum effect. 

Match with solid colours 

One of the best ways to wear patterned socks is by pairing them with solid colours. This applies whether you're wearing them pulled up or down, with trousers or shorts, or any other combinations you can think of. If you've got a bit of colour in your socks, they're more impactful if worn with solid colour shoes and trousers/shorts/dresses. 

It's all about contrast here, so if you put your patterned socks on and then wear colourful shoes, the socks simply won't stand out as much. If your colours are bright, choose darker tones for your shorts, trousers and shoes. 

Socks up or down? 

The big question when it comes to sock fashion sense. Should you wear them down or pulled up? Well, there's no right or wrong. However, it's worth mentioning that, until the last decade or so, pulling your socks up was considered a little bit weird unless you were a professional golfer or some other kind of sportsperson. Today, socks up is a lot more widely accepted. 

Ultimately, it's all about comfort. However, it's quite common to pull your socks up if you're wearing shorts. That makes sense, right? You can't show off your cool socks if you hide them underneath! 

Wearing patterned socks at work 

Here's where things can get a little dicey in terms of fashion. Not all workplaces would encourage employees to wear bold patterned socks for fear of looking unprofessional. While we understand that may be reasonable in very serious positions, such as working in the legal profession, there's no reason you can't enjoy a little fun with your outfit in most workplaces. 

When choosing which patterned socks, you'll wear under your trousers, be mindful that when you sit down, the socks will show. So, make sure they're not too over the top. 

Casual patterned socks 

Wearing patterned socks casually gives you a lot more freedom. In fact, there are almost no rules. For a super-fashionable look, you can wear short trousers with bold, colourful socks. But if runway style fashion isn't for you, wear them with your favourite casual shoes and shorts! 

Put your best foot forward with patterned socks from ORTC 

Probably the most remarkable thing about patterned socks is the chance to let your personality shine through. No more boring, plain old black socks. Add some stripes, dots, images or your favourite colours. The world won't fall apart if you show some individuality! 

ORTC stocks a huge range of socks, from basic designs to images of surfers and flamingos. There's a lot of variety here, so if you're ready to put your best foot forward, now is the time! Check out ORTC's range of patterned socks today.

November 21, 2023