Great 1st fit pic! On selfies: you could always download a timer app for your phone. That's the best way of getting decent pictures of the whole outfit IMHO. Very awkward getting caught doing this though. Another tip is to do as Roycru and just ask a stranger to take your picture.
So, what do you think of contrasting socks then (not crazy socks, but solid colours)? I've seen them worn well by a lot of well dressed men, like prince Charles and Beppe Modenese to name a few (I do it myself sometimes as well).