Whether they're covered in polka dots, lobsters, American flags, superheroes, bulldogs, sailboats or robots, crazy socks have a number of hidden benefits.
In a world it takes a bold individual to throw on a pair of socks covered in arbitrary neon colors and proudly exhibit them in public.
People who wear crazy socks are rebellious and expressive.
Wacky sock wearers are leading a subtle revolution against propriety.
They refuse to let social standards dictate what adorns their feet, and other people, who aren't audacious enough to wear dog-patterned socks, respect them for it. What you wear says a lot about your personality, crazy socks help emanate a more vivacious, innovative image, particularly at work.
Colorful or character socks show playfulness and make a great icebreaker or way to connect with others ...Another possible advantage of wearing fanciful socks and other unexpected attire: You build a brand as 'the gutsy guy' or a creative type and over time, it may give you more room to bend or break rules.
This makes a lot of sense, as research shows our clothing choices often dictate the ways others view and treat us.
While it would be nice to live in a world where people didn't immediately judge one another off appearances, that's simply not the case at the moment.
More importantly, what we wear also impacts the way we feel about ourselves, or our self-perception.
Clothes invade the body and brain, putting the wearer into a different psychological state.
In other words, wearing certain clothing can give us the confidence to take on certain tasks, literally changing the way we think and act.
Thus, wearing a crazy pair of socks might help us feel braver and more unpredictable, leading us to uncharted waters and, in turn, greater success in life.
Success is largely achieved by leaping into the unknown and embracing risks. If you're going to take a leap of faith and willingly approach challenging situations, you might as well be wearing some wacky socks when you do. Even if you fail, you'll still look amazing.
Sincerely yours, Sockscene!