The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means it's time to start looking forward to trends that'll be taking over fashion in 2020. Sock industry trends may not be something you think of when you think of fashion-forward trends, but rest assured, socks are just as important as every other piece of clothing you'll don in the coming year. In fact, sometimes, they're the most important part of a wardrobe. They enable you to showcase your personality—even if it needs to be in a subtle and subdued way—while adhering to cultural norms regarding the rest of your clothing. With this in mind, let's explore Sock Fashion 2020!
COLORS & PATTERNS
As 2020 draws closer, tie-dyed socks are taking us back to the retro days of free love and colorful ensembles. You can wear tie-dyed socks under even the most professional of outfits, ensuring you've still got a bit of your personality showing when the rest of your outfit has to be more toned down.
Neon socks are also making a comeback, bringing with them a bit of '80s feel to complement the tie dye of the '70s style. In other words, the coming year will be all about bringing back fashions that we were once happy to get rid of, but now that they're back, they're going to make a powerful impact. After all, all fashion is recycled at some point or another, and this coming year's colorful creations give an awesome nod to styles that were popular a few decades ago—sock style.
MEN’S SOCK FASHION TRENDS
For men, 2020 won't necessarily be about the look of the socks as much as it will be about the feel. The coming year will feature high-quality fabrics that make feet happy to stay put in the socks that embrace them. Men in-the-know will look for socks that feature anti-microbial properties that reduce odor. They'll seek socks that wick moisture away, keeping their feet dry and comfortable, rather than fabrics that absorb sweat and leave the skin soggy and sad. They'll find ways to integrate a little bit of their own personal style into even the most mundane of outfits, forcing a fashion-forward feel on everyday grays, browns, and blacks.
SOCKS WITH SHORTS 2020
Can you wear socks with shorts in 2020? Yes. But, the key is to make sure it looks like you did so with intention. There's a difficult line to walk between "fashion savvy" and "fashion faux pas." They can't be plain old white gym socks; they have to be socks that have a little attitude. If you're going for the socks-with-shorts look, you've got to go all-in, bringing colors or patterns from your sock drawer into real life. That's the only way you'll be able to pass off the "intentional" part of this fashion phase.
Dr. Motion's socks boast of fun patterns and colors. Nobody will think your basketball-inspired socks are being displayed by accident, nor would dinosaur footwear ever be mistaken for something you didn't intend to show the world. Once you don the confidence to bring your socks to light, your shorts will have new life. Together, your shorts-and-socks combo can be worn all year long, from chilly spring days to first-of-the-season snowfalls.