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Green Socks and the Colour Theory

Blog, Men’s Style Tips • 24 April 2024

We are all about the positive power of colour at London Sock Company. Colours can influence our mood. They can make us Walk Brighter. Every hue has its own power. You could say, colour makes us click …

Green socks can be vibrant and energising, or earthy and understated depending on the shade you choose. British Racing Green, Emerald, khaki, olive – in all its guises, green socks can slot seamlessly into most ensembles. But, what kind of mood do green socks inspire? And what does it mean if you are naturally attracted to this vivid jewel tone? Read on to learn …

Give green socks the green light

Green socks are guaranteed to bring balance and harmony with every step. Unsurprisingly, any green is inextricably linked with nature, coming enriched with the power to refresh and renew. Green is also known as the colour of good luck and prosperity (indeed, the colour of money). And let’s not forget its association with the eponymous jewel – cue instant sophistication.

Is green your favourite colour?

Lucky you. Colour theorists would say that you are generous and enjoy uplifting others. You are practical and feel a close link with the natural world, seeking harmony at all times. You also enjoy the finer things in life. And can tend to get a tad jealous of those who have what you (think) you want. But green-lovers will always work hard and fairly to achieve their goals.

Man sitting on the edge of a wooden bench with emerald green sartorial socks
Emerald Green Socks– lucky for some, dashing for all.

How do you wear green socks in the spring and summer?

Green in its various hues is the definition of stylistically versatile. In the spring and summer, as the weather gets brighter, vivid greens like emerald green as well as light but bright shades like mint or sage will make your look feel seasonally-spot on. For a block colour pop, Simply Sartorial socks in Emerald Green are the answer. This jewel tone looks especially handsome with navy and darker blues – perfect for sprucing up denims or pairing with a navy suit for those warm weather weddings. It will also lift lighter shades, so can be a a lovely choice for beige, cream, stone trousers.

For something a little softer, pastel green socks are luxe but subtle. Simply Sartorials in Sage or The Spotlight Collection‘s Mint socks from London Sock Company’s collab with Hollywood stylist Ilaria Urbinati will hit this bright spot.

How do you style patterned green socks?

All greens generally have a natural affinity with other earthy tones, particularly browns. This means it looks great with tweeds and neutrals (hello, chinos). Patterned green socks are a sophisticated style to pair with earthy tones. Try a Bond St. Herringbone in green or Jermyn St. Houndstooth in Olive. They take traditional British sartorial patterns and give them a smart modern twist. Sophisticated yet subtle. For even more subtle and laid back, a pair of casual Simply Marls in Emerald Green are the answer. Super soft organic cotton yarns with a cool twisted marl effect – ideal for off-duty, weekend looks.

Go for a softer green with Simply Marls in Emerald, or add a pop of classic pattern with Bond St. Herringbones in Green.

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