Why socks are the ultimate styling trick

“The power of a fancy toe sweater is not to be underestimated”

Man Repeller

Once upon a time, I used to love styling fashion models in ankle socks with open toe shoes, in the hope of adding a little below the ankle creativity to their outfits.


Since those days, my little styling trick continues to be my go to look for livening up my otherwise standard day to day outfits. Just by adding a pop of colour between my jean hems and ankle boots gives me some good old fashioned aesthetic pleasure.


It is also the ultimate below-the-knee transitional weather style hack, for introducing an additional layer of warmth, between your ankles & toes. Not to mention the practicality of protecting your tootsies from blisters whilst negotiating the school run.


I also love how socks aren’t just socks, but the perfect accessory for showcasing my personal style. The perfect mechanism for making my everyday Mum uniform, more me, whilst expressing my individualism.


Style Tip

When it comes to braving this street style trend, my advice is, don’t overthink it. Pick out a key colour or tone from your outfit and tie it into your socks. You want your sock to look intentional and ultimately tie your whole outfit together.


This month I’ve teamed up with the Sock Shop, home to over 70 brands of socks, hosiery and underwear. Their collection of Bamboo socks in particular feel like heaven on my feet, due to how beautifully soft they are.


Due to their extensive range of colours, I was able to layer a 2 pack of berry tone styles, to compliment my dress. I love how they became a thoughtful component of my overall ensemble instead of a random or forced addition.


To add a touch of street style to your Mum wardrobe, the Sock Shop are kindly offering my readers 10% off your next purchase, just add MummyStyle10 to your basket.


* Socks gifted as part of a collaboration with Sock Shop, all thoughts and ankles my own



  1. Lizzie
    September 21, 2019 / 8:33 am

    Love bamboo socks too! I probably need to try a pop of colour, though. All my socks are black! Thanks for the code.

  2. September 21, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    I have a set of socks that look like Pringles Crisps tubes and I blooming love them! They’re the best socks ever lol. I haven’t heard of bamboo ones before so will have to try them x

  3. September 23, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    What an interesting read as I’ve never given much thought to my socks except for a day we supper in the Down Syndrome Community ?

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