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Monday May 20th

Campus Style: Sock Trends

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By Danielle Silvia

Wearing ankle-cut pants to show off patterned socks has become a popular trend on campus lately. While socks are meant to keep your feet warm during the winter, they can also be a fashion statement. With countless designs and colors, it’s easy for anyone to coordinate their socks and clothes or be bold by wearing socks that pop with a monochrome outfit.

Socks come in a variety of heights that will pair well with different shoes. Whether you prefer long socks with your tall boots or ankle socks with your skate shoes, either can really spice up any outfit. Here are a few sock trends that will add detail to your look.

  1. Long argyle socks. This design is one of my favorites because it's vintage and combines a bunch of colors in a classy way. Argyle socks come in both spring-like pastels and dark winter tones, which makes it easy to match your socks with everything in your closet.

  2. Ruffled ankle socks. This trend is an easy way to add a decorative touch to your outfit during any season. In the winter, wear low-rise shoes to keep your feet warm and add detail to your look. In the spring, wear ruffled socks with a pair of Mary Janes, a denim skirt and a blouse with a Peter Pan collar for a vintage look. If you want to keep your outfit modern, pair your ruffled socks with half-open sandals, ankle jeans and a thin sweater during those cooler spring days.

  3. Knee-high knit socks. These socks are great in the winter when it’s freezing outside because they can be paired with boots or snow gear for extra warmth. Pull your socks up closer to your knee and fold them over to give your look added layers and comfort. Knit socks also come in a variety of colors, like beige, brown and black, which make them easy to pair with any outfit in your wardrobe. Match your knee-high socks with a pair of boots, jeans, a sweater and vest and you’re set with the perfect transitional ensemble.


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