To What Degree Do Your Socks Have To Match?
Today it’s easier -sometimes cheaper (and DEFINITELY more convenient)- to buy new socks over washing, drying and pairing up two socks in my sea of selection. Okay, maybe it’s just my crazy cork, but if I could, I’d have a new pair of socks everyday. Super wasteful, I know, but being the bachelor I am (that happens to be married, still working on catching up) I find myself too busy trying to stuff my face over the sink before running out to a meeting than to toss my clothes into the washer, filled to the brim with laundry that I’ve meaning to do for days. I kind of suck at laundry. I REALLY appreciate the fact that buying new socks is just so damned convenient. They all match and oh, guess what… they’re clean too! You can’t deny the convenience.
The more eco friendly solution would be to treat socks they way most people do, non-issue. I’m sure the vast majority take their laundry out and fold it like a normal person, taking the time to pair up your socks like a keener chambermaid, but honestly I don’t poses the time, patience or the tireless diligence that housework demands. Even writing about it makes me yawn. Unfortunately my lack of household chore enthusiasm has it’s consequences. Namely a sea of unmatched under garments that I never have time to sort through to find a matching set, so I’ve devised this system to wearing distinctly mismatched, yet complementary sock combos, because let’s face it, life is too short for matching socks.
Rocking the Mismatch Sock Trend with these 2 Simple Tips:
- Moving forward, decided to put less emphasis on color and focus more on print. It’s okay having complimentary patterns in different colors, just as long as the pattern or print isn’t different than it’s mismatched-mate.
- Speaking of color, if you’re in a bind and can only find (for example) one orange sock and one blue, Go for it! Orange and blue are complimentary colors and will be visually appealing. Other than the pattern method above, this is the most effective way to quickly grab unpaired socks from the drawer. Look at these two guides to learn more on color theory in general: Wikipedia and colormatters. Bam! You’re good to go.
If at times the hordes of prints, diamonds, squares, circles, dots, pirates with swords in their mouths, dolphins, stripes, and animal prints in every shade on the color wheel are all looking back at you and you begin to experience waves of panic and anxiety; if you feel your palms sweating, face getting red and sweat dripping down your back, just go with a nice pair of sandals… and fold your socks, you’re not cut out for this.