Match Your Socks to Your Outfit: 3 Simple Rules

April 16, 2019 22 Comments

Match Your Socks to Your Outfit: 3 Simple Rules

A Guide To Getting Your Sock Choice Right

How many times have you encountered this situation: you’re getting ready and your outfit is on point, but you can’t seem to find socks to match? It often comes down to the slightest details that can make a good outfit into a great one, and we think of socks as your secret weapon to make this transformation. But, how closely should your socks match your tie? What is appropriate to wear with heels? No matter what you are pairing them with, we have three simple rules that stay the same to perfectly integrate your socks into your ensemble.

Choose The Right Color Combinations

High fashion socks

Think about the colors that appear most prominently in what you are wearing. Repetition among clothing and accessories creates a pleasing motif, especially with slight contrasts in shades and hues of the same color. A pair of jet black shoes pairs much better with charcoal socks than ones that are exactly the same shade; essentially, you don’t want to look like one garment bleeds into the other. Also take care to not contrast too sharply: complimentary colors like purple and yellow can work together, but making sure to not choose the boldest shades of each is key to pulling off more tricky combinations.

Think About Contrast In Textures

Textured outfit with sheer socks

Whether it’s between textiles, embellishments or thickness, a well-curated contrast in texture can offer the same benefits as for colors. A pair of silky Japanese nylon sheers or men’s dress socks is a great compliment to thicker or more solid pair of pants, or could also provide some lightness to a bold pair of shoes. Socks with textural flairs such as spots of lurex act as an eye-catching centerpiece to a simpler ensemble.

Go Bold, But In Moderation

Giraffe novelty socks

You’ve got your funkiest pair of novelty socks out of the drawer and ready to go, but then you realize that you’ve also picked an equally flashy tie or jacket. Bold socks are excellent for really making a statement, but become a bit muted when they clash with something else. It should go to say that wearing polka dotted socks with a polka dotted tie is not the best idea, but even matching the same shade of bold color between accessories can often seem less exciting rather than more. Remember that your best socks should be your secret weapon!

~Ben LoPiccolo - Content Creator for Ozone Design




22 Responses

Kaw
Kaw

April 22, 2019

These fun, fashion forward socks are the perfect way to bring a bit of joy to the daily grind.

Nina DiFranco-Anstey
Nina DiFranco-Anstey

April 22, 2019

love Ozone socks sooo much!!

Sandy Reis
Sandy Reis

April 22, 2019

I would love to win a pair of your awesome socks! Thank you for the chance

Tiffany Rockenstire
Tiffany Rockenstire

April 22, 2019

I really love those giraffe socks!

Kris Mihalov
Kris Mihalov

April 22, 2019

Awesome colors and styles

ae minx
ae minx

April 22, 2019

Fun article.. I like the go bold idea.. I tend to do that a lot in my style

Mary W
Mary W

April 22, 2019

Good advice = go bold but within common sense

Jenny Mae Deaton
Jenny Mae Deaton

April 22, 2019

I enjoyed reading this very much!!! I Love Ozone socks too!!! They are of the utmost highest quality and are beautifully designed!!!

Kristen Joiner
Kristen Joiner

April 22, 2019

I love how colorful the socks are, that way I can still wear black and be fashionable with socks. :)

Elizabeth Maxon
Elizabeth Maxon

April 22, 2019

Shared and liked post on facebook!
Love the giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary
Mary

April 22, 2019

Would love a pair if these socks. They look so comfortable and very cute styles!

melanie corning
melanie corning

April 22, 2019

love the ones with the giraffes….so cute

Melissa Farley
Melissa Farley

April 22, 2019

Love them I would love to try them

Melissa Farley
Melissa Farley

April 22, 2019

I love the socks the are cute

Donna Shaw
Donna Shaw

April 22, 2019

I would love to win these! Thanks for the chance!

Jacqueline Kahler
Jacqueline Kahler

April 22, 2019

Such creative socks. And good information.

Susan P.
Susan P.

April 22, 2019

Using bold colors and designs makes for happy feet!

Gaye McGill
Gaye McGill

April 22, 2019

I’m a woman “of a certain age” and most of my outfits are pretty tame so I love wearing fun socks to perk up my look.

Gail Ormsbee
Gail Ormsbee

April 22, 2019

love these socks

Anne Zaziski
Anne Zaziski

April 22, 2019

Ozone socks go boldly where no socks have go before! The patterns and colours are wonderful!

Brittany doerfler
Brittany doerfler

April 22, 2019

Thanks for this, I always go overly bold so going to tone it down.

Esther
Esther

April 22, 2019

When it comes to socks, I don’t think there’s ever any that are too bold. Socks are a way to really let loose and let your inner wild child out. Ozone makes some really great socks!

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Sizing Guide

Sock Size

9-11 10-12
U.S. M Shoe Size 4½-7½ 8-12½
U.S. W Shoe Size 5½-9½ 10-12½