When I was a child, there were many constants in my life that I thought one must be ludicrous to change. My bowl cut, addiction to baseball and 9PM bedtimes were just a few. Luckily I grew out of most of those quickly enough to save face for high school, but there was one part of the way I dressed myself that I overlooked until college -- socks. It sounds silly to think that socks matter in any way other than functionality, but in small ways, they matter. I no longer wear strictly white ankle-high socks, but now favor a much different style. My sock drawer now has a much greater diversity than the simple same hundreds of socks I wore as a child. However, many of them are functional (such as snowboarding or boot socks). As far as style goes, I have two types of socks. The first style is the long, multicolored, goofy sock. I have stripes, rainbows, and just about every pattern imaginable. Socks are a way to show your fun nature without drawing a huge amount of attention to yourself. When I prop my feet up on a chair or my pant leg rides up a little bit, I will often get comments on my fun socks.
The second style of sock that I wear is the simple black sock. Switching from white to black is a choice I’m very glad I made. The contrast between any colored pant and the stark white of most socks draws attention to that difference. Going from blue jeans to white socks looks like there is no homogeneity. This look can be distracting:
However, black socks act as a shadow and allow for more flow. Instead of looking like you have pants, then socks, then shoes, it comes off as more of a pants, then shoe, with something in between. Essentially, the black socks allow for more attention on your shoes and pants, where hopefully your style comes out more. So in contrast with the previous picture, shoot for this: