First it was the return of the Christmas jumper, and now it's the season of novelty socks. Once just the standard awkward stocking filler, novelty socks have soared to popularity, and we're all keen to show off our ankles with the most distinctive designs. There's no room for modesty here; the more ridiculous, the better.
Definitive novelty socks
Classic novelty socks were all about prints and patterns, and they're the perfect place for any novelty sock novice to start. Argyle prints have long progressed from the golf course, and they make the perfect starter pair of novelty socks if you're just dipping your toe in the trend. Go for subtlety in muted tones and monotone patterns, or wear them in loud and proud rainbow shades. Team yours with turn up suit trousers and brogues for an interesting take on classic occasion wear. Ladies can get on the argyle train too, embrace the socks and sandals trend and wear yours with ankle cuff sandals and a pleated midi skirt. It's the perfect geek chic look.
Loud and proud novelty socks
If you're all about standout style, the louder the better when it comes to choosing the perfect pair of novelty socks. Designs featuring animals and characters are a great way of showing your style personality, whether you're mad about Star Wars or a crazy cat lady in waiting. Wear yours with cuffed jeans or bright turn-up chinos to really show them off, or team them with tailored jogging bottoms and retro trainers for a sports luxe streetwear fusion. If you're searching for stocking fillers, festive socks are the perfect token present, and they're guaranteed to make someone smile over the Xmas period. Choose Christmas socks for some feelgood festive vibes.