Back in April, I wrote a post explaining in detail how to go about picking out a pair of socks to go with your outfit. Our previous advice was to pick solidly between two distinct options - either match your pants (but never your shoes), or to contrast your pants with something bolder, but compliment some colors elsewhere in your outfit (like your tie).
However, I've recently enjoyed eschewing my own advice (gasp), and instead have been favoring a middle ground. In large part, this has corresponded with a growing tendency in my own style to lean just a bit more classic, and less bold and modern - but I still feel just a little 'off' with plain, solid socks. That in mind, I've been trying to find monochromatic patterns that allow me to put a little bit of contrast and visual interest into my socks while still matching my trousers.
My favorite example is this pair of brown socks I recently picked up from The Tie Bar:
|Big Tooth Socks in Chocolate/Light Champagne | The Tie Bar|
|On yours truly. What can brown do for you? (UPS - don't sue me)|
|Lightweight Cotton Socks in Marine | Frank & Oak|
|Again, on yours truly. No catch-phrase for blue off the top of my head...|