Here you can find 5 easy rules about wearing bright colored socks starting with when not to wear them.
1. When not to wear bright socks
Bright colored socks can be plain, patterned, or even containing graphics, but there are a few times when wearing them is inappropriate. They are not to be worn when trying to pull off any serious business attire or at any sort of formal event. This is because these occasions are not appropriate to express yourself at due to their serious nature.
2. When to wear bright socks
Anything that isn't formal or extremely professional usually lends itself to allow for expression such as colorful socks. They can be used to liven up a boring outfit or suit. They can also help to complete your outfit by color coordinating them with the rest of what you are wearing.
3. Stay classy
You might be bold or daring enough to wear super bright or obnoxious socks on the first go around and that is okay. Ease into it by staying with the tried and true classic patterns such as argyle, striped, or solid with tiny patterned imprints. This allows you to start expressing yourself and completing your outfit without going overboard. This also allows for you to test the waters as to what may and may not be appropriate in your specific setting.
4. Coordinate with the rest of the outfit
They don't have to match, but they should work well together. An easy way to do this is to take a Google search at a color wheel and wear socks that are near the color you are wearing or they are on the exact opposite side of the color wheel than what you are wearing, this ensures that your colors will coordinate.
5. Don't go overboard on the contrast
Although a certain pair of socks may coordinate in terms of color, it might not in terms of contrast. This means that you should keep all of your colors on the same general boldness of color, for example, if you have a black suit, black tie, and white shirt, then it will not look good to wear bright pink socks because they will stick out like a sore thumb. On the other hand, if that tie was also pink then your outfit is coordinated enough to pull off. Make sure to take any and all colors into account when choosing your socks.