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Red Socks: A Stylish Accent for Every Wardrobe

A quick way to add a pop of colour and effortless style to your capsule wardrobe is with one very simple accessory: a pair of red socks.

A bold pop of red socks has been making a statement across both womenswear and menswear on the streets and on Instagram. This seemingly simple addition to your outfit has transcended its traditional role and emerged as a versatile and stylish accessory that effortlessly elevates any look. Our Sotto organic cotton red socks have recently been featured in The Telegraph, heralded as “the socks that will make any outfit instantly stylish”.




“Affordable, fun and luxurious, these are a new must-have for your winter wardrobe. A great red is very easy to wear. Anyone fond of a statement lip can attest to the fact that there’s a shade to suit every skin tone. Not that you need to bother finding out, because the coolest way to wear red this winter is a pair of socks.”

 The Telegraph








Why red socks have taken the fashion world by storm

We’re not sure who wore them first (although Monty Don has been famously wearing red socks for years, so perhaps this trend bloomed from the garden?) but red socks are an instant outfit elevator. They’re such a small and relatively affordable addition to your wardrobe, yet they still pack a punch despite only showing as a flash of red at your ankle.

Red is traditionally associated with power, passion and rebellion, with a slick of red lipstick instantly giving your self-confidence a boost. A pair of red socks has the same effect, making your outfit feel that little bit more pulled together and stylish. They elevate any look, whether they’re added to a casual or formal outfit, creating a bold style statement.

Worn by both men and women, the power of a pair of red socks is effortless. Whether you’re throwing on a simple outfit to walk the dog, lounging at home, dressing for the office or getting glam for a night out, they’re the perfect final touch. What’s more, they can be worn with any shoe. We love them peeking out above a pair of ankle boots or paired with your favourite trainer, but they also look great with brogues or loafers for the office.

How to style red socks

Wondering how to style red socks with your outfit? Here are five suggestions:

  1. Contrast with Neutrals. For a classic look, pair red socks with neutral tones such as white, black, or beige and shoes such as loafers or boots. This creates a striking contrast that draws attention to the vibrant accessory.
  2. Complementary Tones. Go all-in with a tonal red ensemble for a daring yet totally effortless look.
  3. Casual Cool: Incorporate red socks into casual outfits by pairing them with denim and sneakers. This effortless combination adds a playful touch to everyday street style.
  4. Formal Add a touch of personality to a formal suit for a wedding, black tie event or work outfit by adding a flash of red socks to your suit.
  5. Fresh for Spring. Pair red socks with stormy greys, creamy whites, and midnight blues for a fresh look on the trend.

As seen on @Sarah.Corbettwinder

Red socks have proven to be more than just a functional item; they are a stylish accessory that instantly brings an update to your wardrobe, bringing confidence and instantly boosting your style credentials. A vibrant pair of rich red socks stand as a symbol of individuality and self-expression, proving that a small pop of colour can significantly impact personal style. So if you want to add an effortless pop of colour to your spring style, just add a pair of red socks to your wardrobe – a vibrant touch that although is en vogue at the moment, will transcend time and trends.

Discover the GS collection of dramatic bright red socks, from the Organic Cotton Sotto, the new lightweight Serin Merino Wool, the dramatic hues of the Samar Merino Wool Marl and our sparkly Selinas. All our socks are made in the UK with the highest quality fibres for total comfort and exceptional fits.

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