Ways To Wear: Colourful Socks

As grey days settle in for the long haul, we're taking matters into our own hands - or should we say feet? This season, we’re borrowing style cues from one of the UK’s most cherished colourful icons, Francesca Perks, and injecting pops of colour into everyday outfits, starting from the toes up.

The addition of colourful socks is one of the simplest and most accessible style tricks in the books, adding unsuspecting yet uber-cool status to OOTDs. Here are a few of her (and our) favourite ways to wear colourful socks.

Wear With: Leopard Print

Via Francesca Perks

Make like Miss Perks and pair a colourful sock with the season’s most popular print - leopard. If you see leopard as a neutral (like us), there’s no limit to the colours you can pair the print with - dusky pinks, forest greens, cherry reds. Or, in Francesca’s case, yellow - matched with a layering sweater to nail the ‘sandwich’ styling trick perfectly.

Wear With: Moto Boots

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Buckle up - moto boots are staying put for autumn/winter. Here, Francesca adds a feminine touch to this rugged shoe style by pairing it with a delicate silk dress, plenty of bows, and of course, her signature colourful socks - in this case, a vibrant red pair. The subtle peek of the red sock adds further dimension to the outfit, not to mention, extra warmth.

Wear With: Office OOTDs

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Who says corporate wear can’t be a little fun? If you’re keen to keep outfits muted for your 9-5, borrow styling cues from Francesca, who sticks to neutral tones in the outfit but adds a fun pop of colour through her cobalt blue socks. Pair with a timeless pair of black loafers and an oversized blazer for a chic yet office-appropriate look.

Wear With: Dark Denim

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Indigo and dark washes have taken over the denim space, and luckily, it seems these deeper shades are here to stay for autumn and winter. We love how Francesca has paired her double denim ensemble with signature statement red socks and a matched-to-perfection red scarf.

Wear With: Ballet Flats

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It’s no secret that Mary Janes and ballet flats have long dominated the footwear field. If you were quick to jump on the ballet bandwagon, Francesca showcases another way to get maximum wear from this trending style. For winter, pair with a colourful sock for added warmth and personal flair. We love how Francesca has matched her socks with colours within her accessories and knitwear, ensuring all pieces tie together seamlessly.

A Few of our Favourite Colourful Socks

Marilyn Socks by Maggie Marilyn

Australian Cotton Blend Ribbed Quarter Crew Sock in Rose by Country Road

Ribbed Blue Sock by Gorman

Daily Socks Cotton Half Crew in Lemonade by Chapman