Remember when you were a kid, and you had to wear those long socks with your shorts every time you went out with your parents?
Well, if you’re reading this, you certainly might have had a flashback of those nerdy days. Socks, may not be the most exciting thing to read about, but you surely shouldn’t be getting such a simple element wrong. We wear socks almost every single day. So instead of neglecting the fact that wearing the right pair of socks is important, kindly follow these simple rules:
The general rules:
1. No-thin dress socks for athletic use.
2. Make sure that your socks do not have visible holes.
3. Check on the fitting as well, so that you don’t have to invest your time in pulling them up.
4. If you’re unsure about what to choose, stick with black. It’s the safest option.
5. A good pair of socks distributes sweat through the material to the outer surface. A lousy pair wouldn’t even absorb a sweat.
Types of socks
1. No show socks
Getting that sockless look doesn’t mean that you literally have to be sockless. Nowadays a smartly designed pair of socks can keep your feet comfortable, stylish and dry. Some people would say that no show socks are only useful when wearing shorts, but that opinion is a bit too restrictive.
2. Ankle/ Athletic socks
Ankle socks are often considered as no show socks. Though sometimes it is confusing, they are quite different. These socks sit on or slightly above the ankle to provide a soft cushion for heels and ankles.
Ankle socks are not for fashion. Basically, their use is limited to the gym or other physical activities.The same thing goes for athletic socks at any length. Also, I would recommend you to opt for a black sock instead of white as black is less conspicuous.
Mid-calf socks are socks that are worn for fashion. These socks perfectly go with sneakers, loafers, dress shoes, boots everything and it comes with your customized choice.
4.Over the calf socks
These socks were once the only reliable way to keep your socks from pooling around your ankles. But as sock manufacturing improved, these knee-high styles fell out of favour. Now, these socks are mostly used for the kids. Basically, it’s perfect for school-goers.
Making a fashion statement with socks
When in doubt, go dark.
When in doubt, play it safe with black, brown or navy blue socks. As much as we love colour, sometimes it’s better not to stand out.
Well, you don’t always have to go with solid colours. To make it interesting, experiment with some textured socks. Ribbed socks are available in almost every possible variety and colour choices. These patterns are also timeless and easy to pair with any outfit.
The bonus: kids’ style
There are many considerations to make as you embark sock shopping for a child. Choosing the most comfortable toddler socks needs a lot of focus on both fit and style. Durability, comfort and construction play a particularly vital role for socks functionality. For kids, these two categories can help you:
Socks with themes and designs are a must for most children. Immensely popular crazy socks for kids feature vibrant colours, vivacious designs and energetic prints. Kids love showing off the fun sock patterns and motifs, and parents love that they pair well with casual dresses, jeans, skirts and shorts. Find everything from stripes to florals to animal prints, that complement your kiddo’s colourful personality.
Sometimes, the season’s weather and holidays may influence the sock patterns and styles you choose. Add a few pairs of themed socks for an easy way to get children excited for the season. It’s not just the fun prints that you need to think about, though. You also need to consider the type of weather that comes with each season. For wintertime, look for thick and fluffy seasonally themed socks that provide warmth and coziness as the temperatures drop. On the other hand, you’ll want lighter, cooler socks for spring and summertime. The key is to select stocks that provide the right coverage without sacrificing comfort, style, or fun.
I think I have made my point ”socks are important”. And in the end it’s your choice, so don’t forget to be clever, smart and classy.