From ankle high to over the knee, there’s no doubt that socks are having their moment in the spotlight this season. With designers and stylists clamouring to include them in shows & shoots, it’s obvious that they are no longer an afterthought. Whilst pastel pop socks and legwarmers (yes, you read that right) are set to be big for SS14, printed socks are a must for your AW13 wardrobe.
For those wanting to keep ahead of the sock game, I highly recommend Swedish brand Happy Socks. Deciding that the world needed a little more colour, the quirky brand wanted to turn the former afterthought into a fabulous design piece. With a wide range of pretty prints & daring designs to choose from, I’ve selected my favourite styles to help narrow your decision down. You are warned though – you’ll want them all!
Pretty in Polka Dots
Subtle yet stylish, dots are having a major moment this season. With the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and Chloe featuring the pattern in their AW13 catwalks, it’s clear that the charming detail is here to stay for a little while longer. For a playful twist on the traditional spotted sock, Happy Socks have done away with the tops on their Women’s No Top Spot Socks. Instantly improving the fit for a comfy day on the go (and leaving no tell-tale sock marks), the topless cotton socks feature oversized dots throughout. Whether it’s the office or the bar, these socks will work, so style with brogues and a midi-skirt for an on trend look.
For the fashion conscious man, the Swedish brand has created the Men’s Dot Socks. Making it easy for him to join in on the patterned fun, the regular length socks are decorated with a discreet spot design throughout. With contrasting colours used for even more character, these will look good worn underneath suit trousers or casual jeans.
Graphic & Gorgeous
Searching for socks to get you noticed? Look no further. The Women’s Multi Square Socks are a marriage of all things quirky & chic, featuring a bold clash of patterns. With everything from polka dots to zig zags making an appearance, these demand to be worn with cropped trousers to reveal as much print as possible.
If he wants to inject a little character into his commute, the Men’s Faded Diamond Socks are ideal. Made from soft combed cotton, the socks feature a diamond design that gradually fades away for a graduated look. Work & bar friendly, these come in a fresh green shade.
Stripes will always add elegance to an outfit , and I’m sure that you will agree. But rather than save them for your tees, let your ankles join in on the fun too. Subtle & sweet, the Women’s Half Stripe Socks featuring fine lines on both the toes & tops, meaning they’ll look fab when worn with peep toe shoes. These are also available in a larger size for men too.
With subtle flashback to the 70s and just a hint of Eastern promise, the Women’s Paisley Socks are decorated with a modern take on the traditional design. Incorporating bold colours and printed onto a contrasting shade, these are bound to collect second glances. Starting at the toes and decorating feet until the tops, keep the rest of your ensemble pattern-free to let your socks have the spotlight. With two shades to choose from, my favourite has to be the orange and blue combination. Too good to keep to yourself? Get your other half a matching pair in the larger size for men.
And last but by no means least, if you’re struggling to select one pair, why not treat yourself (and your loved one!) to the gorgeous gift boxes available. With one for men and another for women, a charming presentation box boasts four fabulous designs. A must have treat for those with unruly sock drawers, the cotton socks will ensure that they’ve got the best dressed ankles in town.
After all ladies, Happy Socks equal happy feet!
Until next time…