We have a thing for tennis socks, and after you see these street style looks so will you

Sports socks have never been this chic!

When it comes to the all-season wardrobe essentials, nothing is quite a must as a pair of socks. Okay, I know this sounds a bit weird. 

But when you think about it, it’s kind of an important part of the wardrobe people don’t often notice. Except when you have a trendy sock that is the main focus of your outfit.

This season tennis socks have become exactly that. A feature of a casual/cool look. Which is funny since tennis socks are really simple – usually in monochrome back and white with a ribbed design and sometimes contrasting stripes.

How to wear tennis socks? 

With your regular tennis outfit? Naah, that’s not what we are going for; this kind of sock looks really cool peeping out from trainers or shoes.

Tennis socks are a perfect blend of comfortable and fashionable.

The whole point is for them to be seen, kind of a feature as mentioned before. Plus, they are comfy, you’ll want to wear them on repeat all season.


The simple outfit goes a long way

You can pair them with leggings and oversized sweatshirt or jumper for a relaxed sporty look – it’s not the most creative outfit but is probably one of the most comfortable ones. Exactly what we need right now.

To make thing a bit more dressy, go with cropped jeans or smart trousers paired with cool trainers (white ones never disappoint!). Layer it with a classic structured coat or even a trench coat (hi spring, it’s that you?).

Lately, tennis socks worn with loafers made a trendy pairing on social media too. Super chic!

Okay, you are convinced – you need tennis socks in your wardrobe. Here’s where to get your eco tennis socks made with natural materials. 


WHAT: Patagonia’s Performance Crew Socks are made in the USA using RWS-certified (Responsible Wool Standard) wool and nylon blend that offers breathability, durability and great stretch.

PRICE: £20

BEST FOR: Luxe fabric.

Nudie Jeans

WHAT: This brand is known for its sustainable jeans, created a must-have addition to the everyday wardrobe in a form of the organic cotton sock with retro stripe detail.


BEST FOR: Chic design. Suitable for vegans.

Organic Basics

WHAT: Organic Basics’s odourless socks are made of GOTS certified organic cotton and contain Polygiene®, a recycled silver salt which prevents the growth of odour-causing bacteria.

PRICE: £18

BEST FOR: Advanced fabric technology. Suitable for vegans.


WHAT: Kitri’s alpaca and wool blend socks are so popular you need to join the waiting list to get them. 

PRICE: £19

BEST FOR: Fashionable need-to-be seen socks.


WHAT: Made of an organic cotton blend (not 100% natural), Weekday’s Eleven Striped Socks are a perfect mix of comfy and cool.


BEST FOR: Value for money. Suitable for vegans.


Editor’s note: Feature image via @__ok.soon.