Forget your safe pair of black socks – here’s how to make socks part of your unique personal style

Socks are a familiar item in everyone’s wardrobe. However, rather than an afterthought that you throw on before putting your shoes, socks when styled right can really add to the overall look and enhance your personal style.

Instead of defaulting to black socks, experimenting with different patterns and colours to find what works with your various outfits. Here are some ideas to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone the next time you reach for your “safe” pair of black socks.

Match your socks to your shoes

Matching your socks to your shoes is a foolproof way to style your socks. If you aren’t the adventurous type, you can stick to neutral colours such as white, black or beige while playing with patterns to spice up the look.

Get similar white socks at S$14.82 from ASOS.

Go ton sur ton

Ton sur ton, or monochrome, can add a chic element to an outfit and make the outfit look like a deliberate choice instead of something you throw together last-minute. If you want to break up the monotonous look, try patterned socks like the striped ones in the photo above.

Get a similar style at S$2.25 from Shopee.

Keep a consistent colour palette

Make your socks an effortless part of your outfit by making sure they belong to the same colour palette. The socks in the photo above may look rather busy on their own. However, since they have the same colours as the outfits – orange of the trousers and turquoise of the top – they tie the look together very nicely.

Get a pair of check socks for S$4.71 on Shopee.

Another way to match your socks with your outfits is to make sure all items in your outfit, from your clothes, your socks to your shoes have a common colour to unify the look:

Get a similar design in neon yellow at S$24.40 from Lazada.

Thigh-high socks

Thigh-high socks aren’t just for school girls. Try a black pair of these and pair them with black boots for the ultimate leg lengthening effect!

Get these socks at S$4.41 on Shopee.

Checkered pattern

The checkered pattern never go out of style and is a good way to add visual interest to your outfit. Make sure the colour scheme of the socks still goes with the rest of your outfit for a visually harmonious look.

Get a similar pair at S$5.20 from Shopee.

Mismatched socks

The key to rocking the mismatched socks without looking as if it was a mistake is to make sure there is a similar element between the two, like the flower details in these socks:


Two pairs of socks – three ways to wear!

Get similar for S$10 at Lazada or for S$4.63 at Lazada.

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