As you can probably guess from our selection of men’s funky socks, we’re not the biggest fashion rule-followers here at The Sock Drawer. But that doesn’t mean we don’t know how to coordinate when coordination is called for! If you’re looking for some advice on how to style socks with your brown dress shoes, loafers or sneakers, we’ve got the 411 right here.
Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, plain socks are dead (rest in peace, old friends). The foot-covering trend du jour is fun, funky, patterned and totally out there. And yep, you bet we believe in patterned socks with brown shoes! Here’s how to rock some novelty socks with your classic brown kicks.
Go for Neutral Backgrounds
Step one: Determine which sock shades you’re into. We tend to gravitate toward autumn hues when styling with browns, but you know we’re all about people rocking whatever colors they love, no matter the season. Tan, navy and burgundy are BFFs of brown, and you can’t go wrong with any of these shades. You can easily filter our sock selection by color for some ideas, but here are a few suggestions.
Significant Otter Socks: Navy and brown. It’s like the most classic combo ever. Navy, brown and otters? Even better. These babies bring next-level cuteness, perfect for playing down your more serious workday footwear.
Llama Drama Socks: Not huge on otters? You might want to see someone about that. Just kidding, we’ve got llamas instead! These are the best option for the llama papas out there who want to add some farm charm to their 9 to 5 look. The llamas are wearing ties, after all.
Starry Night Socks: Artsy dudes, meet our men’s art socks. You don’t even have to be a Van Gogh fan to see that these out-of-this-world socks go perfectly with brown shoes. The swirly knitted brushstrokes leave you mesmerized as you’re dressing for a gallery hop or art opening.
Alien Socks: Art is cool and all, but have you seen our alien socks? These extraterrestrial attention-grabbers feature a classic navy backdrop with waving E.T.s, so you can go ahead and file them under “coolest socks ever that also just so happen to look amazing with brown.”
Pink Flamingo Socks: Pink is still one of the hottest menswear trends of the decade, and don’t be afraid to pair it with your brown. Our pink flamingo socks feature a burgundy backdrop, which basically means they’re a match made in styling heaven when you’re wearing brown shoes.
Ron Weasley Socks: Burgundy means Gryffindor. It’s just a fact of life. We love the red-headed wizard and we aren’t afraid to show it on our socks. With all-over burgundy and a little bit of preppy flair, these socks are perfect for rocking with brown kicks. Sock fairy secret: They’re crazy soft, too, like a sweater for your feet!
Dressed Dog Socks—Beige socks are always a good choice in this scenario since they’re in the same color family but don’t clash. And these dog-adorned socks perfectly showcase your canine compassion since they feature decked-out doggies rocking glasses, hats and scarves. In other words, they’re a no-brainer with brown.
Sloth Stripe Socks: For an olive background option, these sloth socks bring an unexpected flair. And they look pretty amazing when layered under your dress shoes, no matter if you’re sporting the fanciest wingtips in your closet or some slick desert boots and jeans. This pair goes well with a bright orange accessory.
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Bold
If you’re looking for a simple answer to the simple question, “What color socks go with brown shoes?” then we’ve got you covered: all of them, all at once! At The Sock Drawer, we believe in wearing things that make you happy, and we believe your socks are a chance to show your big personality, even if it veers a little left-of-center. Try mixing up your colors a bit and see how it goes. We hope you’ll find a suitable style in our selection of men’s novelty socks, and we have a feeling you’ll love it!