What are shoes without a good pair of socks? Okay, sure, the Louboutin and Charlotte Olympia stunners are doing just fine on their own, thank you very much — but most days, the kicks we wear around town greatly benefit (both in style and in comfort) from a great pair of socks.
Never content with leaving a good thing un-DIY-ed, I saw the white socks that frequented my ankle situation as blank slates upon which I could splash and splatter my creativity at will. So splash and splatter is exactly what we did! Mixing up a layered, deep blue dye, we took the tie-dye process to not one, not two, but three new levels with a trio of new techniques that work well not only on socks, but on any article of clothing you deem deserving of the DIY process!
- Empty one gallon of hot water into a bucket. Mix together the teal, aquamarine, and evening blue dyes for a dreamy layered blue that has depth like the ocean. Stir together!
- For the dip-dyed look: Start lowering the sock, toes first, into the dye mixture. Dip a few times, then rinse with water upside down, so the dye will fade out and create that ombre effect.
- For the color-blocked look: Dip the foot section of the sock into the dye briefly, one or two times. Turn around and dip the leg section into the dye and hold for half a minute. Repeat this process at will to get a more intense look!
- For the sprayed look: Fill a spray bottle with the dye mixture. Hold the socks a few feet away from the bottle and spritz with the dye. Make sure to get all angles and sides of the sock!
- Wash your new socks, let them dry, then show them off with some of your favorite sneakers or some trendy sandals!