It’s no secret that an accessory can complete a look. In some cases, however, it can also make a look.
Here, the very stylish and suave DJ McDonald – a student at Hunter College studying adolescent education and history – shows us how he adds a punch to his look using his playful sock collection.
1. Where black meets brown
Firstly, if you’re going to try a statement sock, or any statement accessory, make sure you have the basics down. This includes proper fit, classic pieces, smart color coordination, etc.
I don’t wear black suits often, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look damn sharp.
Bonus Tip: Using some color in the shirt and accessories can help break up the starkness and formality of a black suit.
Bonus Tip II: Brown suit with black shoes – no. Black suit with brown shoes – hell yeah.
Bonus Tip III: Something about a black suit + black tie will always look retro cool. I love how DJ makes it business-worthy with a banker style shirt. Effectively styling to get more versatility out of his wardrobe.
Bonus Tip IV: A colorful or patterned sock brings attention to the footwear and complements a textured shoe very well.
- Brown Lace-ups by Duckie Brown x Florsheim
- Blue and Red Striped Socks by Rugby
- Red Silk Pocketsquare by Brooks Brothers
- Black Wool Tie by Alexander Olch
- Lavender H&M Dress Shirt
- Black Suit by Zara