It might be the colours, the patterns or the length, but there’s always something that makes the next sock more fashionable than the last. For girls, bright over-the-knee socks have been the thing to wear, whilst a resurgence of 1980s fashion brought back legwarmer socks.
Watch out for socks from leading designers. Never leaving a sartorial stone unturned, designers like Paul Smith make sure that there are eye-catching socks available to make an impact alongside his dramatic linings and classic cuts. Take a lead from this and, even if Paul Smith socks are out of your price range, try and find socks that follow the same principle – contrasting stripes and solid colours, or using bright colours and bold patterns.
Socks, stockings and tights all change with the seasons. Patterned tights, or knee high hold-ups; tiny trainer socks or funky toe-socks, all have their place in the average underwear drawer. In the winter, the fashion for ankle or long boots means that ladies have to find something comfortable to wear inside the boots, and while bare feet and sandals is all the rage in the summer, there are times when they need feminine breathable socks for sports or travel.
With limited scope during term time because of uniform rules, kids love to have colourful, funky socks when it comes to leisure wear; and because kids’ feet grow as often as fashions change, it’s easy to keep up with the latest fashions in smaller socks. Character socks are consistently popular, depending on the latest film releases or TV programmes and socks that sparkle or make a noise are always fun. High street shops are usually well-prepared as far as children’s socks go, so you’ll have no trouble finding a great range of socks when you need to stock up.
Whether you’re a fashion expert or not, socks are a cheap and easy way to keep up with current and future trends.