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The big sock trends for 2017

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With the new year comes new fashion trends. It’s out with the old and in with the new. And while most of us can’t afford to update our wardrobe every six months to meet the whims of some fashion designers, we can afford to pick up some statement socks that can help transform 2016’s clothing into your new favourite outfit for 2017.
   
Shoes and socks were big for Vivienne Westwood. Ian West/ PA Images
Shoes and socks were big for Vivienne Westwood. Ian West/ PA Images
  

Shoes with socks

Following hot on the heels (pun intended) of socks and sandals comes the 2017 version – socks and shoes.

Whether you embrace the chunky shoe trend that’s striding proudly into 2017 or you prefer low slung footwear, you’ve got to have your socks showing, according to fashion experts.

And why not – socks are a great way to boost your shoes’ look by either providing contrasting colours and texture, or completing them.

In fact, one big trend is for perfectly matching socks and shoes – think all red or yellow, not black on black. You can also use leggings or stockings to continue the look further up the leg.

Big, bold prints

It’s a trend that’s carried over from the summer and one that designers expect to be around throughout 2017 – prints. The bigger and bolder, the better.

Think floral, geometric patterns or animal prints. And if you’re feeling especially bold, mix them up. Or you can try perfectly matching the prints on your socks with those on your shoes and trousers.

Animal prints

Of the above mentioned prints, the design you should be turning to if you’re only going to choose one is animal prints. Maybe it’s because the 80s or 90s are back in vogue, or it could just be that they’re fun, but everything from leopard to tiger prints are back.

Don’t just go with the natural look though – think pink jaguars, purple tiger stripes and primary coloured leopard spots.

Think pink

The colour of the year in 2017 looks like it’s going to be pink. It’s been around for a while in various forms, especially in accessories. But now designers are going bold with pink from head to toe.

Shoes, wraps, trousers and socks will all be found in various shades from pastel pink to the hottest shades around.  Pink socks are the perfect way to start introducing a bit of pink into your wardrobe.

For him…

Calf high socks

Shorts are getting shorter this year – much shorter than most men are happy with. Maybe to compensate for this, they’re covering their legs from the bottom up, with calf high socks being a big trend this year.

When worn with plain shorts, the calf high sock provides a great place to showcase some colour and fun. Sports clothing is big again this year, so maybe pick up some retro football socks or neon running socks.

Not so mellow yellow

If pink is the colour for women, then yellow is what will be dominating men’s wardrobes this year.

But we’re not talking soft, mellow yellows. Add some colour with bold primary colours. Think summer, dandelions, sunflowers and even a bit of neon.

Again, you can bring this bold colour pallet into your outfit with a well-chosen pair of yellow socks.

Checkerboard

The monochrome look for men was a big look in 2016. And for 2017 it’s staying with us. But instead of stripes and block colouring, the 2017 version will embrace the black and white checkerboard.

Think 90s Van’s trainers or two-tone Ska outfits. Checkerboard socks are a great way to bridge the colour gap between black trousers and white 

Checkerboard

The monochrome look for men was a big look in 2016. And for 2017 it’s staying with us. But instead of stripes and block colouring, the 2017 version will embrace the black and white checkerboard.

Think 90s Van’s trainers or two-tone Ska outfits. Checkerboard socks are a great way to bridge the colour gap between black trousers and white trainers. Or wear them with bright colours to set them off nicely.

Utility

While a lot of modern fashion is seen as disposable, some designers are going the other way and providing high quality performance items that will last.

Utility

While a lot of modern fashion is seen as disposable, some designers are going to other way and providing high quality performance items that will last.
   

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