not the "boot effect!" As a general rule of thumb, socks should match the color of your pants, not your shoes (or it creates a weird boot effect). Of course, if you want to wear statement socks, then by all means so long as they are tasteful.
Pair a grey wool blazer with a nude cardigan for a seriously stylish look. — Beige Beanie — Black Tie — Beige Cardigan — Dark Brown Pocket Square — White and Blue Vertical Striped Dress Shirt — Grey Wool Blazer