SockShop | Why wear boring socks?

9th September 2019

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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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