Fashion Friday returns with the age-old question: “should I match my socks to my pants or shoes?” I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve answered this. People at the gym ask me that at least once a week. As a rule, you should match your socks to your pants and not your shoes.
Why? you might ask. Mainly because it just looks better. If you match your socks to your trousers, then you have a streamlined look from your waist all the way down to your shoes. If you match them to your shoes, however, you can get the booty look where your pants have the illusion of ending around your ankles and your shoe/sock/booty combination begins. It makes your legs look shorter and your call attention to your ankles, or cankles (the combination of calf+ankle in one unsightly, unnatural organ).
There are a few exceptions. (Yep, you didn’t think it was that easy, did you?) You can match your socks to your shirt, tie and even a pocket square. But this is not for the fashion timid. When in doubt, match your socks to the pants and you’ll be fine.
How do you feel about matching socks to a tie or pocket square?