Just as there are shoe trends, there are also sock trends. In previous seasons, women have preferred to wear dresses and skirts without tights or socks. It was also considered a fashion taboo to pair sandals and socks together. Well, ladies, you can throw those rules and fashion sensibilities out the window. This season, socks are in. Women everywhere are pairing socks and sandals and are rocking socks with formal and casualwear. While it has become especially popular to pair socks with chunky sandals or peep toe heels, women are also choosing to wear and show off their socks with loafers, or flat, closed toed shoes. If you are wondering which socks look cutest with loafers, then continue reading.
In order to know what socks look cute when paired with loafers, you need to be aware of which socks do not. You should avoid pairing a loafer with a sock that cuts off at your ankle. These socks are meant for the gym. They look especially awkward when sticking ever so slightly out of a loafer, since they cause people to question whether you intended people to see the sock that you paired the loafer with. If you would like to wear a sock and want to go for a sockless look, then wear socks that just cover the toes and heel of your foot. Alternatively, if you are pairing loafers with slacks and want to wear a sock, you should stick with a dress sock. These socks are solid in color and the color you wear should match the color of your slack. These types of socks are sold at most stores, which also sell shoes.
If you are going for a trendier look, then you will want to wear a sock that cuts off at a higher point. However, not all socks that cut off at your calf or knee are appropriate to wear with loafers. You should avoid socks that are meant for the gym. These types of socks are generally stark white and have a coarse look to them. Since they look like they are meant for working out, they look particularly funny when paired with a loafer, which has a more formal look to them.
Now that you have a general sense of which socks you should not pair with loafers, you are in a better position to understand which socks are actually cute with loafers. Since loafers have a more formal look to them, you should stick with socks that are made of a nice material and have a smooth look to them. You should pick out socks that come up to your knee or five inches below. The color of sock you pick should complement your loafer's color. Since color blocking is in this season, you can dare to wear a brighter color, such as hot pink or sapphire blue, with black or grey loafers. Brown loafers should be paired with more neutral colored socks.