by Nathan James August 19, 2020

Blue men’s dress shoes are a classic, but they can be tricky to assemble with other shades and colors. Before you decide to pair any old color sock with your blue dress shoes, there are a few things to consider. Think about the occasion you’re attending as well as the vibe you’re going for. Decide whether or not you want to be simple and monochromatic or dramatic and make a statement. Also bear in mind comfort, style, and functionality when coordinating blue shoes with your socks.

Light Blue Shoes with Light Colored Socks

Light blue shoes are a statement on their own; when paired with light colored socks, you’ll be well on your way to putting out a fresh and summery ensemble. While dark colored socks create a nice contrast against light blue socks, light colored hues bring in the lively, sunny vibes you’re probably going for. 

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Dark Blue Shoes with Light Colored Socks

Dark blue shoes are easy to coordinate with colored socks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with style. Create contrast against the heavier hues by pairing your dark blue shoes with light colored socks from Boardroom Socks. The light-colored socks you choose could be lighter shades of blue or a completely different color like beige, mauve, or even soft pink.

Dark Blue Shoes with Nude Toned Socks

Nudes and neutral toned socks can be simple and sophisticated options for those looking for easy sock pairing. Light browns, soft beiges, and even quiet greys are foolproof ways to keep your style on point and your outfit looking sharp. Go for solids or opt for a pattern; either way, you can’t go wrong pairing nudes and neutral socks with blue shoes. 

Light Blue Shoes with Dark Colored Socks

Most people think of dark colored shoes when they think of blue shoes, but for those looking to switch things up, light blue shoes are the way to go. Light blue shoes can be fashion-forward and a dark colored sock for intentional, sophisticated contrast.

Dark Blue Shoes with Dark Colored Socks

Fashion enthusiasts have advised against pairing dark shoes with dark colored tops and bottoms. However, if you must, then simply complete the whole ensemble with lighter-colored socks. Patterned socks will definitely add a splash of fun to the entire outlook, but only certain occasions may truly be suitable to appear as such.

Blue is Next in Line

Majority of people see blue as the next easy color to match after black. This is the common reason why most people simply don a pair of blue jeans with almost any color top. The same concept applies to shoes whereby people see blue colored shoes as flexible and suitable to be paired with almost any tones and shades. For socks, the wearer needs to ensure that it differs slightly from the shoes in order not to appear lifeless.

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 no-show socks. Outside of the office he enjoys fishing, reading and exploring Charlotte with his wife, son and Golden Retriever.



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