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Socks are like peas.
Peas are underrated in the vegetable world, but are incredibly versatile, can jazz up the blandest of dinners and are VERY tasty. Socks are just the same, apart from the tasty bit. Socks just sit there, balled up at the back of your drawer, when they could be making a massive impact on your wardrobe, breathing new life into old outfits.
To make the point, I challenged Belle, who has far more imagination and fashion sense that me, to style a working week’s worth of outfits, based around five different pairs of socks from the bamboo range at SockShop. Bamboo is a brilliant material for socks. It’s super soft, has natural anti-bacterial properties and thermoregulates – helping your feet stay warm even when it’s cold outside. SockShop sells a huge range of bamboo socks, including lots of novelty socks and a rainbow socks collection, where 20% of every sale goes to the LGBT Foundation.
My hope is that Belle’s sock styling will inspire you to take your socks more seriously, and that by the end of this post you’ll be desperate to enter my competition to win £30 to spend at SockShop and bring some new sock sassiness to your own wardrobe.
Let’s take a look at Belle’s looks…
Monday – the sassy ankle sock
It’s Monday, you’re feeling the back to school vibes, but rather than get down in the dumps about it, why not embrace it with a pair of cute ankle socks and shiny black patent shoes? These super sweet pink ankle socks have cushioned soles, so they’re a comfy way to start the week.
Tuesday – socks that mean business
I absolutely love the socks and heels look, although I’ve yet to be as brave as Belle, who nails it in these LuLu Guinness bamboo socks. This is a look that means business, for women who don’t want to give up on an open toe just because it’s October. (On the other side of these socks she has her glasses off and is winking, just for extra sassiness.)
Wednesday – hump day socks
While the expression hump day makes me want to gouge my own eyes out with a fork, you can’t deny that Wednesday can feel like a bit of a drag sometimes, so these stripey socks teamed with a sturdy pair of boots are perfect for stomping through the day.
Thursday – the new Friday socks
Thursday is the new Friday right? Sure. Let’s go with that. With the weekend looming, Thursday is the day to relax your style a little bit and go for something a bit more playful and casual. Belle teamed rolled up jeans with some pink socks for a splash of colour, and then platform trainers. These were originally plain white – Belle added the design herself.
Friday – put your feet up socks
If you’re not convinced about Thursday being the new Friday then Friday is DEFINITELY the original Friday. Okay, so that made more sense in my head, but come on, it’s Friday! Time to get super casual and comfy and ready to roll into the weekend. Mom jeans, bright, stripey socks and your favourite old pair of Converse – it’s a classic Friday combination.
Win £30 to spend on socks at SockShop
Are you feeling well and truly inspired now in the sock department? Are you ready to brave the socks and heels look, or keen to add some colour in the form of patterns and stripes? Excellent, because I have £30 of credit to spend on socks at SockShop to give away to one lucky, soon to be incredibly stylish reader.
To enter, first leave a comment on this blog post telling me which of Belle’s sock inspired looks is your favourite. Register your comment in the Gleam widget below and you’ll open up a host of bonus entries. Complete as many as you can to maximinse your chances of winning.
The competition will close at 11.59pm on 7th November 2019 and full T&Cs apply.