A person who can wear mismatched socks in public without a second thought is someone comfortable in their own skin. ~An original quote by yours truly!
I’ve always been dumbfounded by those who can’t find matching socks. Doesn’t everyone sort their socks upon escape from the dryer? Now, we all know that little monster eats a few from time to time.
Though I taught him better, my youngest son throws his socks about . Sounds like the hokey pokey, doesn’t it? Anyway, he used to complain about losing socks all the time. Now, it’s not unusual to see him about in a mismatched pair.
A sock’s purpose is to keep one’s feet warm and protected. Somehow socks have fallen into a fashion statement. I have fallen prey to it.
I adore character socks. It nearly kills me when one of my beloveds becomes threadbare and is victimized with holes. To me, it means the death of a pair. You see, I just can’t fathom wearing mismatched socks! Even in the privacy of my home, I just can’t do it….it just seems so wrong, on so many levels!
I think I should blame my mother for this one. When I was small my socks had to match my clothes…that was until those crazy, colorful, character socks entered my life. My mother insisted my clothes match as well. You know, I couldn’t wear stripes with flowers or plaids with polka dots. Every pattern print needed to be offset with a solid color. And there were colors you couldn’t wear together like pink and red. White and black could be paired with anything, but those weren’t staple clothing in our household like they are today.
My mother’s fashion advice served me well…until it didn’t anymore. I discovered quilting where almost anything goes and can be tied in together. And now all sorts of patterns are strewn about in clothing. I am at a total loss as to whether I dress fashionably these days. And more so, I don’t really care anymore. Maybe I’ve just reached that AGE…and yes, I do love purple!
Back to sock fashion…I know people who buy countless pairs of the same socks so they all have matching socks. What’s the adventure in that? Socks are made not only to be useful, but to be fun in today’s society. And so it is with socks like many other things in life, I’ve changed my view.
One thing I’ve learned in life is one must be comfortable in their own skin…and you certainly can’t do that if you’re worried about wearing mismatched socks!
I feel daring today. I think I’ll wear mismatched socks. Yes, life is an adventure at my house, how exciting!