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)


  • Tracy Nixon 15th September 2019 at 2:31 PM

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

  • Stuart Hargreaves 15th September 2019 at 2:33 PM

    The gnomes with their long read hats

  • Gill HM 15th September 2019 at 2:38 PM

    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.

  • Pansy1 15th September 2019 at 3:13 PM

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

  • melanie stirling 15th September 2019 at 3:16 PM

    I love the gingerbread man bamboo socks.

  • Carole Nott 15th September 2019 at 3:27 PM

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

  • Jules 15th September 2019 at 4:02 PM

    whoop whoop

  • Rachel Walsh 15th September 2019 at 4:11 PM

    Cheesy feet!

  • Margaret Gallagher 15th September 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Bamboo cheesy feet – they are cracking

  • Solange 15th September 2019 at 5:05 PM

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

  • Andrea Smith 15th September 2019 at 5:23 PM

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

  • Carrie H 15th September 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Loving the Holy Guacamole socks!

  • Suan Watts 15th September 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Pride Rainbow Love is Love Socks

  • Justine Meyer 15th September 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Love the cheesey feet

  • Keshia Esgate 15th September 2019 at 7:19 PM

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

  • Marycarol 15th September 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Love the gnome socks

  • Rachel Mccraith 15th September 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Love the French poodle print

  • Rich Tyler 16th September 2019 at 12:51 AM

    Bamboo Gingerbread Man

  • Sarah Bailey 16th September 2019 at 1:02 AM

    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.

  • Mita 16th September 2019 at 1:07 AM

    The gingerbread man one – super cute!

  • Lisa D 16th September 2019 at 9:14 AM

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

  • clair downham 16th September 2019 at 1:19 PM

    i like the santa elf christmas sock

  • soozybee 16th September 2019 at 2:09 PM

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

  • Helen Tovell 16th September 2019 at 2:47 PM


  • Emma Walters 16th September 2019 at 8:11 PM

    love the cheesy feet design 🙂

  • Allison Sherwood 17th September 2019 at 7:44 AM

    I love the French Poodle socks

  • Emma G 17th September 2019 at 8:42 AM

    Lazy Panda Bamboo Pigs in Blankets socks

  • Rhia 17th September 2019 at 1:14 PM

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

  • Alison Johnson 17th September 2019 at 4:13 PM

    I love the Lazy Panda Bamboo Goldfish socks

  • cheryl hadfield 17th September 2019 at 10:35 PM

    lazy panda pigs in blankets are great

  • Jane Willis 19th September 2019 at 6:02 AM

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

  • Kim Neville 21st September 2019 at 12:40 PM

    I like the Lazy Panda Bamboo Santa

  • Gary Topley 21st September 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Love the gnome socks. Thankyou for the competition x

  • Karen Barrett 22nd September 2019 at 1:02 PM


  • Suzanne Sendell 24th September 2019 at 10:24 PM


  • Susan Willshee 25th September 2019 at 8:04 PM

    I love the wonder woman socks with a cape

  • Michaela Turner 26th September 2019 at 6:29 AM

    Love the kids superhero cape socks

  • Patricia Avery 27th September 2019 at 10:39 AM


  • Dean T 27th September 2019 at 1:36 PM

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

  • Asher Cusack 27th September 2019 at 3:52 PM

    I love the wild feet halloween cat socks!

  • Laura Corrall 27th September 2019 at 5:56 PM

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

  • Lynne OConnor 27th September 2019 at 9:27 PM


  • Susan B 28th September 2019 at 1:31 AM

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

  • Lisa Hall 28th September 2019 at 2:15 PM

    I love the Wild Feet Gift Boxed Koala Cotton Socks

  • Jackie Howell 28th September 2019 at 5:03 PM


  • Maria Jane Knight 28th September 2019 at 5:08 PM

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

  • Alison 28th September 2019 at 5:32 PM

    I am loving the muppets socks, so cheerful

  • Marjoleine Kok 28th September 2019 at 7:17 PM

    I love the Spellbinding Socks 🙂

  • Ash R 28th September 2019 at 10:21 PM

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

  • Denise Parsons 28th September 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Love them all!!!

  • Phill Worboys 29th September 2019 at 1:07 AM

    Thought Gardener Bamboo and Organic Cotton Gift Boxed Socks.

  • Lesley Cohen Wright 29th September 2019 at 6:35 AM

    fantastic colours

  • sarah parker 29th September 2019 at 7:29 AM

    The Lazy Panda Bamboo Santa are fab

  • Catherine Gregory 29th September 2019 at 1:31 PM

    I love the Lulu Guinness kisses socks

  • Rebecca Ruff 29th September 2019 at 1:42 PM

    I love wearing happy socks!

  • Kirsty Taylor 29th September 2019 at 2:53 PM


  • Clare Martin 29th September 2019 at 4:02 PM

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

  • Georgie Wright 29th September 2019 at 6:50 PM

    I love the Striped Colour Burst Bamboo Socks chasing rainbows!

  • Cathryn Crawshaw 29th September 2019 at 8:08 PM

    gingerbread man bamboo socks

  • Ellen Stafford 29th September 2019 at 10:23 PM

    I love the pusheen socks! So cute!

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