| October 15, 2016 | no comments

The coloured socks trend has broken a rule when it comes to men’s fashion, and I’m loving it. Usually, your socks should match your trousers, but mismatching your socks and your trousers is a trend which has become as appealing as it gets. However, a pop of colour for your socks should be done right, else you will appear unserious; You don’t want to look like a clown in your coloured socks.

When choosing to wear a different sock colour from your pants, choose a colour that matches either your shirt, tie or pocket square, if they are equally colourful as seen below.

You can’t wear a purple shirt under a black tux, and pop a green, yellow or red socks but you can pop a pair of purple socks or other colours in same family or close shade as purple like lilac, lavender, fuchsia, burgundy, blue, etc.

If your shirt, tie, jacket, and pants are of same colour family or of neutral (black, grey, white, cream) colours, pop any sock colour you want. For instance, a navy blue tux, a pastel or light blue shirt, and black or navy blue tie paired with a pop of colourful patterned socks.

Do not pair your outfit with colourful socks to a corporate office or business meeting. Always match your socks with your pants in this instance.
However, if your work environment is a flexible one or you work in a creative firm, you can, but choose subtle colours. (See below)

Do not mismatch your pants and sock colour for formal, black tie, or corporate events, but for weddings (like below) and any semi-formal/informal occasion, you can.


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Chichi is a Creative Entrepreneur & Consultant with portfolios in design, retail, sales, marketing, image building, business management, brand strategy, and content creation. Possessing creative and innovative skills, she founded Befenchy House of Style with a mission to create products and provide services that will help to improve the image and performance of individuals, brands and companies. She is also the Creative Director/CEO of the company and the Creator/Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Appraisal, Befenchy's creativity and lifestyle media which you are currently reading its content. She holds a higher diploma in Veterinary Medicine, a postgraduate diploma and masters degree in Business Administration.

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