Luckily, that’s where we come in. We’re set to outline a few simple rules, tricks and techniques to bear in mind when pairing your socks with your outfit, taking the stress away from the process. After all, we’re fairly sure you have more important things to be focusing on than whether your socks are really working with the suit you’re wearing to the office.
But before we get into the nitty gritty, let’s reintroduce the colour wheel – your best friend when it comes to integrating any item of clothing into a look:
It’s all very simple really: the sections on either side of a colour are similar, directly opposite is complementary and contrasting hues are separated by three sections of the wheel.
Complementary colours are more difficult to pair than contrasting ones, but it can be done if you alter the tone and strength of one of the hues. For example, green and red are complementary, but if you change the red to a shade of pink they can be combined a whole lot easier.
Tips & Tricks
This is the most foolproof method you can use: choose a pair of socks that are either a shade darker or lighter than the trousers you’re wearing.
For example, if you’re wearing a mid-grey suit (and if you aren’t, why not?), think about wearing a pair of charcoal socks.
Maybe all your dark socks are in the wash? Then why not try a pair of cobalt blue socks with your navy chinos? It’s extremely difficult to go wrong when you utilise this technique.