My love for… printed socks?!

I know what you’re thinking: why on earth would anyone write a blog post about socks? Well, I do. It may seem silly, but hear me out. This past year or so I have been finding my sock drawer changing. Whenever I needed some new pairs, I decided to not go with plain colors such as black or white, but I opted for pattern, print, something a bit more fun. And by now my sock drawer is comprised mostly of printed socks and it’s the only thing I’ll wear. So I thought it was high time that I shared this love of mine.

Now I think I know why this seems like a silly post to share. Who raves about socks right? Why does it matter what is on your feet? Well truth be told: it doesn’t. I just like wearing them as it gives my outfits a bit of a different element to them and in a way I use them as accessories. I remember thinking I needed printed socks when I bought a pair of cut out boots. I liked the effect it would give if that little cut out would show a bit of polka dot or stripe showing through. But at that time, I couldn’t find any fun printed socks anywhere. They were always very colorful and I wanted them to be black, white grey or navy at best. It took some time for that very particular wish to come true and then suddenly: the printed sock was everywhere! And these are my favorite pairs.

Navy polka dot print socks (H&M)

Even though these socks don’t go with every outfit, they are certainly one of my favorite pairs. I actually love wearing them around the house mostly. I usually just lounge around wearing socks and so I see them the entire time. And I don’t know why but the combination of different sized polkadots just puts a smile on my face. It’s the little things that count!

Stripy sock in black and grey (H&M)

I used to own bright, rainbow colored striped socks years ago when I was in my teens. I used to love those and I hated it when they had reached the end of their lifespan. But H&M have been doing bunches of striped socks for a few seasons now and I have been stocking up on those every time I see a new batch. This is a very basic pattern that will go with anything and everything. I love wearing these socks in particular with my cut out or Chelsea boots.

Houndstooth socks (H&M)

In one of the H&M packs I found this pair of houndstooth socks and I wear these mostly when I wear brogues or any other more manly style shoes. They add a splash of prep with any outfit and I have been wearing them so often that I think these may have to go in the trash some time soon.

Animal print socks (H&M)

Fancy a bit of tiger, leopard or zebra print in your life? Then socks can be a great way to wear it but not splatter it all over your body. I like animal print from time to time, but since it can look tacky quickly I save it for that little peep along the ankle when I am wearing jeans and sneakers.

Flamingo print socks (Primark)

If you want truly fun patterns than Primark is your best bet. I found these flamingo print socks last spring and when I posted a picture on Instagram where I am wearing these, the pictures received more likes than most of my other pictures. Not only is flamingo print fun and trendy, but the colors of these socks also add for a nice pop of color with any outfit.

Now that you have seen my favorite pairs of socks, I think it is safe to say that yes, I’m a bit of a dork. But hey! I am just trying to appreciate the little things over here.

7 responses to “My love for… printed socks?!”

  1. Die met panterprint zijn leuk! Ik moet eerlijk bekennen dat ik eigenlijk altijd gewoon zwarte herensokken koop. Die zijn meestal ook wat langer wat ik fijner vind en bij mij zie je m’n sokken toch eigenlijk nooit.

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