by Nathan James August 19, 2020

Looking for tips on how to choose socks that go with grey pants? Coordinating your socks with your grey men’s dress pants doesn’t have to be a challenge. It also doesn’t have to be boring! Think about the kind of look you’re going for and work backwards when styling your grey dress pants with various colored men’s dress socks. There are so many ways to style grey dress pants with socks. From bold colored socks to simple, tasteful socks, it’s more than possible to find just the right pair of men’s dress socks to fit your unique look and style.

Here are some pointers to take note of when selecting the right socks for your grey dress pants:


  • Do you want your socks to blend in or stand out?

Think about the occasion for which you are dressing and work your way outward. If you want your socks to blend into the overall look, opt for neutral shades like brown, grey, or black socks with grey dress pants. If the occasion calls for it, try experimenting with different colors, shades, patterns, and hues. Perhaps a pop of color, like a bold red or a bright turquoise can be a fun opportunity to make your men’s dress socks stand out against grey dress pants. As long as you stay true to your own style and personality, you won’t go wrong. 

  • Is it more appropriate to choose solid colored socks or patterned socks?

For formal occasions such as corporate events or weddings, choose plain or solid colored socks. Depending on your work situation and dress code, some office settings are also appropriate for solid or plain socks. On the other hand, more casual settings like dinner parties, dates, or family gatherings could be great opportunities to break out the patterned socks.

The key to choosing the ideal pair of socks to match with your grey dress pants is to either choose a contrasting pair of socks or a pair of socks that complements your grey dress pants for men. Socks are a great way to showcase your uniqueness without going overboard; that’s  where Boardroom Socks comes in. From unique patterned socks to neutral socks, we offer a wide variety from which to choose.

When choosing socks for your grey dress pants, you can go in one of two ways:



Classic and Simple

A simple guide to achieve a classic look is to match the socks with the dress pants.  Either go for the exact same shade (which can be tricky) or go a shade lighter or darker. This look is neat and clean and works in most settings, whether formal or casual.

Bold and Brave

When you want to stand out in a crowd, go for something that will make a statement in the best of ways. It’s more than possible to complement your outfit while pulling off a bold look; just use your socks as your best accessory. Everything from a beautiful purple to a soft sky blue can present something different that maintains high end style. For additional options, look no further than the style experts at Boardroom Socks.

Nathan James
Nathan James

CEO, Boardroom Socks

Nathan's favorite dress socks are our burgundy merino wool socks. You will also frequently find him wearing our new no-show socks. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, reading and exploring Charlotte with his wife.

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