which color socks with jeans

what color socks should you wear with jeans? (Solved!)

by Dylan Baker
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people often ask me what color socks they should wear with jeans and there can be multiple right answers to this question.

There are some general rules that you should be following while selecting the right pair of socks for your outfit.

In this article, I will give you 5 tips that will make it easy for you to pick the right color socks for your outfit.

match with your outfit

One of the most important things to keep in mind while picking socks is to match them with your outfit. Your socks should complement the overall style and look of your outfit.

If you are wearing some cool hyped sneakers then you might not want to pair them with flashy socks 

on the other hand, if you are wearing some simple sneakers or shoes then you can consider pairing them with colorful or patterned socks which will make your outfit more fashionable.

You should pair different socks with different outfits, if you are wearing a street style outfit then you can pair it with some flashy socks but if you are going for a formal or semi-formal look then you should go for something more classy like dress socks.

play it safe

which color socks with jeans

If you don’t know which socks to pair with which outfit then you should stick to some safer options.

Neutral colors like black, grey, navy would work with pretty much any outfit.

If you don’t want to spend too much time thinking over it or you don’t like socks with a lot of colors and patterns then this is a great option for you. 

These socks work with any type of jeans and work well with most choices of footwear. 

You definitely need some pair of socks in these colors in your wardrobe and you can blindly go with them.

no-show socks

which color socks with jeans

Ankle socks or no-show socks are perfect for jeans especially during summer

This kind of socks works great with casual outfits and can be used for somewhat of formal outfits as well

You don’t have to worry about the color or design of these socks and these are probably the best socks to wear with sneakers or tapered/slim fit jeans

try some colors and patterns

which color socks with jeans

Socks with some cool colors and patterns can instantly lift your outfit and can bring life to a simple outfit

Stripes or polka dot patterns can be a good place to start if you are not used to these types of socks.

You can pair them up with a basic outfit to create contrast which will make your outfit more fashionable

white socks are tricky

You might have heard that white athletic socks are only for the gym and this makes sense considering how easy it is to pair it wrong

But I think white socks do have their own place. 

It works well in many situations for example you can pair it with white sneakers and it is also used a lot in streetwear. 

But as a rule of thumb, you should never wear white socks with anything remotely formal. 

If you are into street style then you should definitely consider experimenting with them or if

The Bottom Line:

A great pair of socks will not make a bad outfit any better but bad socks will definitely ruin a good outfit.

This is why choosing the right sock to wear with your jeans is important and with the help of these tips you will be able to pick the right one for your outfits.

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About the author

Dylan Baker

Dylan is a Men's fashion and image consultant, He is also the man behind Dapperclan. He is extremely passionate about fashion and wants to help men style and look better.


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