How To Wear Your Swanky Socks For Melbourne Cup

How To Wear Your Swanky Socks For Melbourne Cup
Spring is well underway, the sun's out, birds are singing, and Melbourne Cup is just around the corner. This is an event like no other with its own unique style and fashion guidelines. In the past five years, socks have definitely gone from an afterthought to a style staple, especially at formal and business events. Contrasting your socks to your outfit creates a more noticeable and unique look that will have you the envy of any Cup event. So dress for the season of spring and get creative! Here are our picks to help you stay Swanky and put together an outfit that stops the nation, no matter where you’re watching the race. So, where will you be this Melbourne Cup?

At work:


Not all of us get the opportunity to get out of the office for the race, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get Swanky for the day. You can still incorporate a bit of style into your normal workwear that will help you get into the spirit of the carnival. 

Red Oak Multi Stripe:

Subtle and refined, someone wearing Red Oak exudes an air of self-assurance and style. Swanky Socks Red Oak Multi Stripe can tie together most of the outfits in your wardrobe. Working with a variety of tones including black, navy, beige, grey or khaki. Socks in this rich, deep shade match easily with traditional suiting, dress pants or denim, perfect for adding an accent of expression while maintaining a classical style for the work environment. 

Aqua Mixed Squares:

Our Aqua Mixed Squares are perfect If your work is a bit more laid back, or you’re just looking to freshen your style up for the cup. Pair your Aqua Mixed Squares with neutral tones such as navy or charcoal to introduce a pop of colour into classical work attire. Why not go all out, compliment the mixed squares pattern with a pocket square of a similar style to bring the whole outfit together.


With The Punters On The Grass:


If you’re one of the lucky ones to get on the grass and amongst the action then we envy you, but now it’s your responsibility to dress as Swanky as possible and lead the charge on fashion for the cup. No pressure!

Sounds of Spring Bamboo:

Melbourne Cup is all about spring style, inspired by long spring afternoons in the park, Sounds Of Spring serve as a stylish reminder of simpler times basking in the warm afternoon sun. If you like dressing tonally, wearing different elements of green in your outfit can look stylish and sophisticated. Because these are patterned we suggest keeping everything else quite simple as to not crowd your outfit. Pair your green socks with a navy suit and a (simple) complementary-coloured tie or pocket square.

Peach Crescents Bamboo:

As a standard, our Peach Crescents offer a vibrant and refreshing pop of colour to any grey or black suit. But if you’re going to the races this is your opportunity to mix them up with something new. Look at offering their refreshing burst to an outfit that is heavy on earth tones, perfectly complimenting your greens and browns.


In The Corporate Box:


You’re not only at the carnival, but you’ve also somehow snagged the best seats in the house. Your style should reflect this, choose from our merino wool range for luxurious style and comfort befitting to your Cup viewing location.

Coral Multi Stripe Merino Wool Dress Socks:

Our Coral Multi Stripes pair well with such a variety of colours it can sometimes be hard to even go wrong. This makes our Coral Multi Stripe socks a unique and versatile tool in your wardrobe. Wear with teals, navy, brighter shades of pink or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, white. Coral also pairs beautifully with metallics, so be sure to accessorise with some bling, think watches, rings and bracelets and introduce a bit of dazzle to your outfit.

Navy Vertical Stripe Merino Wool Dress Socks:

If you’re going for a more traditional look this Melbourne Cup then you can’t go wrong with our Navy Vertical Stripe Dress Socks. Navy socks are a versatile option when paired with almost any other neutral colour. Creating a classic look with a Swanky twist.

So wherever you are this Melbourne cup, be sure to do it the Swanky way and dress to impress. For more info about our socks and tips on how to wear them, check out 'Our Socks'.


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