I’ve always had a massive appreciation for cute socks, probably due to the English tradition of socks for every gifting occasion, maybe it’s because they’re an affordable way to treat yourself or update your outfit? I used to be all about the multi-buy offers in the big high street chain stores, but over the past few years I’ve discovered a pretty long list of brilliant indie and smaller brands to support in the world of socks! So, whether you’re looking to sock shop for yourself or a gift, I hope you’ll find this guide useful in discovering something new.
Katie Abey Designs
You may already be familiar with Katie Abey Designs, her cheerful illustrated characters are iconically hers with their playful and hilarious pun themes on a variety of merch. Just this month, Katie announced the launch of her first sock collection and it’s absolutely spot on. There’s currently four designs in her sock range at £6 each or you can buy the whole set for only £20. The rainbow striped pair are my faves. Katie has a bricks and mortar shop in Alfreson, UK and you can also shop her entire range on Etsy.
Summer 2018 is hot stuff for incredible collaborations when it comes to our movie obsessions appearing in footwear form. Irregular Choice are ALWAYS one to watch if you love over the top design and creativity, although definitely not the most practical of purchases most of the time, this Brighton based brand is quickly expanding their range to include more hosiery, bags and trainers. The latest Irregular Choice collaboration comes as a wonderful gift from Disney Pixar in this epic range for Irregular Choice x Toy Story. This is not the first Disney license for Irregular Choice and we’re sure it won’t be the last!
The Summer 2018 collection features a vast choice of flats, heels, trainers, sandals, tights, backpacks and clutch bags. For an added touch of awesome the patterns and fun transfer to every element of the design, including linings and sole patterns. We’re sure this range won’t be around for long. Highlights for us include anything with the aliens on and their Rex high-top trainers which we can see getting worn daily!
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Is there a clothing items as classic as a collared shirt? I think not. Regardless of your shape, size, gender or style preferences a collared shirt comes in handy for smartening up any outfit, whether you’ve got a meeting to go to or just want to feel a little swish. Shirts don’t need to be […]