My socks are trapped in the 80s.
How can that be, you may ask?
Well, its just in the past year that I have come to the realization that people no longer match their socks to their shirt color. How this finally occurred to me after almost 19 years, I will never know. It just did. I looked around and, lo and behold, noticed that everyone's socks matched their pants or shoes, NOT their shirts. I looked down at my kelly green scrunch socks that matched my kelly green shirt and realized the true depth of my 80s dementia.
I have slowly switched to trying to match my socks to my pants, but just don't feel right about it. Like beating drugs or alcohol, beating the socks-matching-shirt addiction has been tumultuous. Its hard to see my periwinkle scrunch socks and russet colored bobbies sit unwanted in the drawer every day as the bland blue and black have their day in the sun.
Back in the day, we all strove laboriously to match to the shirt. I am sure this was begun by The Limited stores, which were obsessed with adding on accessories to every purchase. They just WOULD NOT let a customer walk out without the matching socks. When I worked there in the 80s, we had a gigantic sock wall with everything from pumpkin to violet to chatreuse as options.
People don't wear chatreuse socks too much anymore. No, they don't. Not much.