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SockShop | Why wear boring socks?

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When it comes to expressing our personality, our preferred colours and patterns, how we dress is one of the best ways in which we can do this. From mixing and matching wardrobe staples with a bright cardigan, a funky tie or even being bold with patterns and textures. However, whilst we are often brave enough to showcase our personality through our clothing and accessories. When it comes to adding in socks, they tend to be the comfortable, the practical aspect of the outfit.

With little or, no additional thought put into selecting which ones to wear that day. They are often hidden under trousers or within our footwear – so why should we be more adventurous with our sock selection? Take a look at my thoughts below…

When did wearing socks become more about comfort and practicality?

Whilst I realise that socks need to be comfortable, after all, the chances are you’ll have them on your feet from dawn to dusk. Then there is the practical side of them being hard wearing and great at washing so that you can wear them time after time. But when did wearing socks become more about these things than as an accessory to your outfit?

Socks are just as much of an accessory as anything else

In a similar way to adding a belt or scarf to your outfit to add that little extra touch. Your socks should be doing the same thing. They should be adding another layer to your outfit, sharing your favourite colour, pattern or character. Even simply matching the colour pop of your chosen shirt, handbag or scarf that day.

The novelty is not just for Christmas

I’m sure I’m not the only person to have received a novelty pair of socks at Christmas. After all, it’s part of the fun. But why do they get packed away at the back of the sock drawer as soon as the festive season is over? These are a great way to showcase your love for Star Wars, Harry Potter, stripes or anything else. A badge of pride, simply worn on your feet instead of your lapel.

Raising a smile

There is no better way to bring a smile to a colleague or strangers face than someone spotting the funky pair of socks you are wearing. Even striking up a conversation about what’s on them, why you like them, what other pairs you have at home etc. This small interaction can really lift someones’ day without you even knowing it.

Win a SockShop Bamboo Brights gift set

In the hope of injecting a little funkiness into your sock selection, we are lucky enough to have a SockShop Bamboo Brights gift set to giveaway.

Prize: SockShop Bamboo Brights gift set (winner to select either a men’s or ladies gift set, in their preferred colourway)

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

SockShop Bamboo Brights gift set (AFFT)
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  • Reply Tracy Nixon

    LADIES 1 PAIR PANTHERELLA 85% CASHMERE RIB KNEE HIGH – they look so incredibly warm!

    15th September 2019 at 2:31 PM
  • Reply Stuart Hargreaves

    The gnomes with their long read hats

    15th September 2019 at 2:33 PM
  • Reply Gill HM

    I just love funky socks! I’ve worn them for years. Not just an item of clothing but an expression of your personality! Being a huge cat-lover am especially fond of their animal print sox.

    15th September 2019 at 2:38 PM
  • Reply Pansy1

    Colourful socks are one of my pleasures after having to wear nothing but black socks during my working life. I love these Bamboo Brights ! 🙂

    15th September 2019 at 3:13 PM
  • Reply melanie stirling

    I love the gingerbread man bamboo socks.

    15th September 2019 at 3:16 PM
  • Reply Carole Nott

    Great selections for all occasions – I like the LADIES 2 PAIR ELLE CHUNKY RIBBED BOOT SOCKS – these would be so useful in the winter

    15th September 2019 at 3:27 PM
  • Reply Jules

    whoop whoop

    15th September 2019 at 4:02 PM
  • Reply Rachel Walsh

    Cheesy feet!

    15th September 2019 at 4:11 PM
  • Reply Margaret Gallagher

    Bamboo cheesy feet – they are cracking

    15th September 2019 at 5:03 PM
  • Reply Solange

    I love the Ladies Lulu Guinness heart shaped glasses bamboo socks.

    15th September 2019 at 5:05 PM
  • Reply Andrea Smith

    I love the SANTA’S ELF CHRISTMAS GIFT BOXED SOCKS. They remind me of Elf (the movie)

    15th September 2019 at 5:23 PM
  • Reply Carrie H

    Loving the Holy Guacamole socks!

    15th September 2019 at 6:08 PM
  • Reply Suan Watts

    Pride Rainbow Love is Love Socks

    15th September 2019 at 6:14 PM
  • Reply Justine Meyer

    Love the cheesey feet

    15th September 2019 at 6:59 PM
  • Reply Keshia Esgate

    Ladies 1 pair thought animal kin bamboo and organic socks – the mustard ones with stags on!

    15th September 2019 at 7:19 PM
  • Reply Marycarol

    Love the gnome socks

    15th September 2019 at 7:48 PM
  • Reply Rachel Mccraith

    Love the French poodle print

    15th September 2019 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    Bamboo Gingerbread Man

    16th September 2019 at 12:51 AM
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    How cool are their bamboo socks! I love the alpaca ones and I’d probably get my Dad a pair of the Santa ones if I was to annoy him.

    16th September 2019 at 1:02 AM
  • Reply Mita

    The gingerbread man one – super cute!

    16th September 2019 at 1:07 AM
  • Reply Lisa D

    I really like the SockShop Lazy Panda Bamboo French Poodle Gift Boxed Socks. I love that the poodle is wearing a beret!

    16th September 2019 at 9:14 AM
  • Reply clair downham

    i like the santa elf christmas sock

    16th September 2019 at 1:19 PM
  • Reply soozybee

    I love the Rudolph pair. Just the thing to get me in the festive spirit

    16th September 2019 at 2:09 PM
  • Reply Helen Tovell


    16th September 2019 at 2:47 PM
  • Reply Emma Walters

    love the cheesy feet design 🙂

    16th September 2019 at 8:11 PM
  • Reply Allison Sherwood

    I love the French Poodle socks

    17th September 2019 at 7:44 AM
  • Reply Emma G

    Lazy Panda Bamboo Pigs in Blankets socks

    17th September 2019 at 8:42 AM
  • Reply Rhia

    Nice to see I’m not alone in loving new socks 🙂 I like the christmas elf socks best!

    17th September 2019 at 1:14 PM
  • Reply Alison Johnson

    I love the Lazy Panda Bamboo Goldfish socks

    17th September 2019 at 4:13 PM
  • Reply cheryl hadfield

    lazy panda pigs in blankets are great

    17th September 2019 at 10:35 PM
  • Reply Jane Willis

    The Chilli Mad socks – now I know what stocking filler I’m going to get my chilli mad husband this Christmas!

    19th September 2019 at 6:02 AM
  • Reply Kim Neville

    I like the Lazy Panda Bamboo Santa

    21st September 2019 at 12:40 PM
  • Reply Gary Topley

    Love the gnome socks. Thankyou for the competition x

    21st September 2019 at 7:09 PM
  • Reply Karen Barrett


    22nd September 2019 at 1:02 PM
  • Reply Suzanne Sendell


    24th September 2019 at 10:24 PM
  • Reply Susan Willshee

    I love the wonder woman socks with a cape

    25th September 2019 at 8:04 PM
  • Reply Michaela Turner

    Love the kids superhero cape socks

    26th September 2019 at 6:29 AM
  • Reply Patricia Avery


    27th September 2019 at 10:39 AM
  • Reply Dean T

    Mens 2 Pair SockShop Wild Feet Winter Themed Fluffy Bed Sock, wouldnt mind them in my stocking

    27th September 2019 at 1:36 PM
  • Reply Asher Cusack

    I love the wild feet halloween cat socks!

    27th September 2019 at 3:52 PM
  • Reply Laura Corrall

    I love the looks of the lazy panda bamboo french poodle socks, they are so cute and I’ve never tried bamboo socks before.

    27th September 2019 at 5:56 PM
  • Reply Lynne OConnor


    27th September 2019 at 9:27 PM
  • Reply Susan B

    Although I love the bamboo plain brights for adults, the HEAT HOLDERS MINIONS SLIPPER SOCKS WITH GRIP for children really caught my eye.

    28th September 2019 at 1:31 AM
  • Reply Lisa Hall

    I love the Wild Feet Gift Boxed Koala Cotton Socks

    28th September 2019 at 2:15 PM
  • Reply Jackie Howell


    28th September 2019 at 5:03 PM
  • Reply Maria Jane Knight

    I’am a little bit in love with the Harry Potter house badges sock set!!!

    28th September 2019 at 5:08 PM
  • Reply Alison

    I am loving the muppets socks, so cheerful

    28th September 2019 at 5:32 PM
  • Reply Marjoleine Kok

    I love the Spellbinding Socks 🙂

    28th September 2019 at 7:17 PM
  • Reply Ash R

    I love the power of love – pride! lovely colours 🙂

    28th September 2019 at 10:21 PM
  • Reply Denise Parsons

    Love them all!!!

    28th September 2019 at 11:23 PM
  • Reply Phill Worboys

    Thought Gardener Bamboo and Organic Cotton Gift Boxed Socks.

    29th September 2019 at 1:07 AM
  • Reply Lesley Cohen Wright

    fantastic colours

    29th September 2019 at 6:35 AM
  • Reply sarah parker

    The Lazy Panda Bamboo Santa are fab

    29th September 2019 at 7:29 AM
  • Reply Catherine Gregory

    I love the Lulu Guinness kisses socks

    29th September 2019 at 1:31 PM
  • Reply Rebecca Ruff

    I love wearing happy socks!

    29th September 2019 at 1:42 PM
  • Reply Kirsty Taylor


    29th September 2019 at 2:53 PM
  • Reply Clare Martin

    I love the Sesame Street socks, they are so cute!

    29th September 2019 at 4:02 PM
  • Reply Georgie Wright

    I love the Striped Colour Burst Bamboo Socks chasing rainbows!

    29th September 2019 at 6:50 PM
  • Reply Cathryn Crawshaw

    gingerbread man bamboo socks

    29th September 2019 at 8:08 PM
  • Reply Ellen Stafford

    I love the pusheen socks! So cute!

    29th September 2019 at 10:23 PM
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