1. TiesIf your job requires you to suit up every day, fear not, you're well positioned to tip your style towards fashionable and away from boring. There are a few ways to match your tie to your socks. The first is by design. Do your socks have stripes, squares, polka dots or any other interesting design elements visible? If so, you're in luck. Simply find a tie in your cupboard that has a similar design and rock it. Forget about colour for this one. Match design with design; polka dot with polka dot, line with line or square with square. Simple. The second option you have with your tie is to match colour for colour. Simple and effective. When you sit down at the boardroom table your tie will flash your stand-out colour and when you get up to leave the room your socks will remind people that you know how to dress. The final way to "match" your tie and your socks is to mismatch them. If you're wearing a loud pair of socks that screams colour, then do the same with your tie. Wear a loud, crazy and bright tie. No one will care if it's a mashup of blues, greens, purples or any other colour. They'll notice you because you chose to be different.
2. ShoelacesThis is an easy one but it takes a bit of planning. Choose your favourite pair of smart shoes, find a pair of colourful shoelaces and strap in. Getting rid of those boring brown or black shoelaces will make a massive difference to your completed outfit. A flash of colour as you stroll down the corridor at work is a way to assert your individuality in a sea of suits.
3. CufflinksAnother simple match-up for your bold, bright socks is to wear cufflinks with a similar colour or design. Similar to the tie matching we did above, all you have to do is choose the right colour, a similar design or go absolutely nuts. You're immediately showing the world you know what you're doing when you wear a cufflink that screams something other than "boring".
5. Lapel PinThis is a classic accessory but one that has been forgotten too easily in recent years. A lapel pin can add a great level of detail to your stylish and kitted out look.
BONUS - UnderwearThe final match-up pair involves no one but yourself. You don't match your underwear to your socks to look cool. You don't do it so that other people will ever compliment you (or maybe that's your thing). You match your underwear and your socks because you can. You match your underwear and your socks because you want to. You match your underwear and your socks because it makes you happy in the morning.
Go forth and begin matching. It's time to show the world that you know how to dress and more importantly, that you know who you are and are comfortable with it.