Conservative office dress codes can sometimes be a bit stifling, especially to stylish men with an adventurous streak. If you’re looking for a subtle way to show off your colorful personality, consider embracing the rising trend of the bold sock.
You will practically radiate confidence and creativity when your coworkers glimpse that flash of a bright color or bold pattern as you walk to the water cooler or take a seat at the conference table.
While there are a lot of wild socks out there, some guidelines include:
- Pop of Color: A vibrant pop of color in a classic pattern such as stripes, argyle or polka dots (my personal favorite) will provide the most visual impact without making you look like you’re trying too hard to get attention.
- Fashion-forward Brands: Consider brands such as Happy Socks, Richer Poorer and Express for a wide selection of eye-catching designs.
- Importance of the Hem: Your pants must be hemmed, gentlemen! Aim for a slight break, with the bottom of your pants just barely covering the top of your shoe.
While it’s been said that nothing looks better on a man than a well-tailored suit, nothing looks worse than a bunched, saggy hemline falling all over your shoes. Unhemmed pants look slovenly and like you don’t care, which is the opposite of the vibe you’re trying to portray. Plus, no one will be able to see your flashy socks! Follow these tips and your bold, cheerful ankles will be the talk of the office!