Black suits look sharp and formal, and will be an essential part of any business wardrobe. Colour can look out of place here, so the socks should be a neutral shade.
Whether light or dark, shades of grey will provide a slight contrast to your suit. They will work well if your shoes are any shade other than black.
For the most elegant look, black socks and black shoes will appear effortlessly understated.
A good navy suit will work for any business occasion, from a boardroom meeting to a day at your desk. This versatile design works with a range of sock options too.
Bold contrast can be a powerful move. Red socks provide a way to achieve this without having to take any significant style risks.
For something more understated, tonal navy will keep your outfit streamlined.
On more formal occasions, grey socks go well with a navy blue suit, as they create a more professional look.
Brown socks provide pleasing contrast when worn with navy tailoring. Make sure that your shoes are a different shade.
Although grey can appear to be a serious colour, it mixes easily with other shades, making a grey suit a versatile piece to style.
Brighten up a grey suit in the most sophisticated way with a pair of turquoise socks.
Shades of blue go particularly well with grey, and navy is a strong choice to combine with charcoal tailoring.
For a firmly professional look, grey socks are a foolproof choice when worn with a matching suit.
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