Different Types of Socks & How to Style with It

Guys often ignore the importance of socks. If you want to play it safe, you can stick with going sockless with loafers, and going for a pair of anklets with the sneakers. But to be fashionable, it is always the little details that count. Here are 5 types of socks and how to step up your styling game:

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White Socks

Easy to style ★★★★★

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You probably think that white socks are outdated but in fact, it's really easy to mix and match with. Any color especially white sneakers can easily get the match. Wearing them with a pair of short, you will be able to pull off a skater vibe. Pairing them with white sneakers can also elongate the look. But remember don't wear white socks with black dress shoes unless you want the Michael Jackson's look.

△ Topman Plain White Tube Socks  GB£3.5 (~HK$34)

Topman Plain White Tube Socks GB£3.5 (~HK$34)

Plain Color Socks

Easy to style ★★★★☆

Plain color socks especially in bright colors can easily make a statement to your outfits. The way to style them is simple, just look at the "sockaholic" Justin Bieber. Bieber matches his top and socks in the same color to create a chic and clean look. If you are an all-black or all-white person, you can easily add an unexpected spin to your outfit with some eye-catching color socks.

Print Socks

Easy to style ★★★★☆

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Print socks look so hard to style with but it can look fantastic if you dress it right. There are two tricks that can help you make it right. First, don’t pair them with pants with bold colors or patterns that may steal the focus, better match them with the plain color pants to avoid being too fancy. Also, the whole outfits should match with the color of socks. For example, if your socks are yellow then you’d better opt for some similar color tone like earth tone for tonal polish.

△ Topman Taco Red Stripe Socks  GB£3.5 (~HK$34)

Topman Taco Red Stripe Socks GB£3.5 (~HK$34)

△ Vans X Baker Crew Sock  US$19.9 (~HK$157)

Vans X Baker Crew Sock US$19.9 (~HK$157)

Patterned Socks

Easy to style ★★★☆☆

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Most common patterned socks include stripes, polka dots, and plaids. They are the heavenly match for suit and dress shoes. And speaking of the patterned socks, we have to take a look at the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau probably wears a suit more often than anybody else, but he still managed to add something fun for the dull suit look. His socks will surely become the focus when he attends events; he even wears the Canada signature icon "Maple Leaf" on his feet.

Logo Socks

Easy to style ★★★☆☆

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A few years ago Logo socks with Nike sandals unexpectedly got so trendy but turn out the trend died very soon. However, because of the recent vintage trend, many fashion brands launched the signature logo fashion items. Big logos on white socks are out and small monogram logo socks are in! If you want to satisfy your vanity of using the brand name product but still want to keep it low-profile and trendy, the small logo socks are prefect for you.

by Olivia Lau @ FRESTYLE Team