Tag Archives: Tights

Today’s Outfit: Tights are the Best Accessory

12 Dec

Q: What’s the fastest way to make a simple outfit come to life?

A: Wear brightly colored tights.

It’s a no-brainer, really.  If I don’t want to think too much about piecing an outfit together, I go all-black and pull on some cheerful tights.  Color blocking (juxtaposing large areas of bright colors in one outfit) doesn’t ever seem to go out of style, and this is a subtle approach to that trend.  Besides being a fantastic cobalt blue, my tights are soft, supple, and super opaque (not to mention, warm).

 

Sweater dress by Mango (via Bogota, Colombia) | Tights by Wolford

 

 Shoes by Karen Millen…it was one of those moments where I popped into a store I’d never noticed and the stars aligned. Last pair. About 90% off retail (we’re talking under $50….I know!) and they fit like a glove.  Patent leather, 5″ heel, 1.5″ platform and a fitted ankle strap.  Can we say “magic”? 

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Today’s Outfit: Don’t Feel Blue

3 Dec

Wear it instead. Today’s outfit was crafted around my brand new Wolford tights. Oh yes – these tights are the softest, most amazing pair of legwear I’ve yet to get my hands on (or, legs in). Wolford is the ultimate in women’s hosiery and presents itself as a sophisticated, luxurious, sensual, and high-quality portfolio of products.  Wolford makes women want to spend the extra dollars to feel the way their hosiery makes them look.  But, I happened to get mine from a sample sale.

Dress from H&M  |  Boots by Report|  Scarf from the Brooklyn Flea  |  Tights by Wolford

Today’s Outfit: Who Loves a Sweater Dress?

4 Nov

That’d be me. I bought this sweater dress two years ago at a BCBG outlet in CA.  It’s such a cozy throw-on – chunky knit, a metallic yarn woven into the cream colored wool, kimono-style arms and an oversized neck. I was a little hesitant about the horizontal stitch – it’s basically a horizontal stripe that stretches width-wise. Translation = it goes wide where my  body goes wide yielding an accentuated lower half. But I’m okay with that….sometimes you just have to be okay with it.

 

Dress by BCBG, boots by Report. And, a special appearance and surprise guest – tights from Duane Reade (for those who live outside NYC, that’s a drug store like CVS). Hey, you do what you have to when you get to the gym at 5.30 am and realize you left your tights at home (and it’s 50 degrees + raining). I’ll be downright honest – they’re really soft and quite comfortable.

Fashion Trends: 5 Lovely Lace Tights

27 Oct

When it’s too cold to go bare-legged and too warm to don those thick tights or wool pants, what’s a good option for in-between? The answer is lacy tights.  A perfect, effortless accessory, lace patterns are borderline hypnotic when you stare long enough. But, beyond their psychological implications, they’re a very versatile (subtly sexy) option for leg wear.  Here are some lovely, lacy, leg-bearing options.

 

Hue Lace Tights, $18

 

Michael Stars, $48

Wolford Lace Garden Tights, $150

Givenchy Two Tone, $16

Betsey Johnson Rose Net Tights, $20

Today’s Outfit – Pretty in Fuschia

18 Oct

I have to admit, I love this outfit (if I do say so myself).  Why?

1) It’s so easy and comfortable – dress, tights, boots, done. 2) Tights are the easiest way to accessorize; I have them in many colors. 3) It’s a way to do basic black without being in all black, head to toe.

Check me out.

Dress by Mango.  Tights by WeLoveColors.com. Boots by DKNY.

Bootie Call

19 Sep

First , a few benefits of the bootie.  Benefit 1: They don’t cling to your pants like their knee-high brethren underneath pants or jeans. Benefit 2: They’re uh-dor-uh-ble with a dress/skirt and tights. Benefit 3: seriously, do you need another one? Here are some options, pricey and not so pricey. But with any of these choices, you’re sure to want more, buy more, and wear over and over and over and over…you get me. Go on, get yourself some bootie.

Loeffler Randall Simone Gathered Ankle Bootie in Brick Suede; $625 (but hey, the shipping's free). Actually, this is quite a neutral color. Picture this with grey hosiery, navy blue trousers or dark denim, even an all black ensemble would work. Suede is forever chic, the heel is just high enough but stable, the toe is subtly round/pointy (the perfect combo for walking and not scrunching your toes), and they rock the cool gathered top.

Nine West Orro $99 Piperlime.com, Wedges are inherently easier to walk in, the buckle detail and suede offers a subtle funky cowgirl feel, and the heel ensures sophista-coolness. The toe is round, guaranteeing a long style shelf-life and the color goes with every thing you could possibly think to pair with it.

Report Ariella Buckle Foldover Bootie in Grey, $143 Revolveclothing.com. The fold over isn't just for yoga pants - it works on footwear too. This gray color goes with everything, the double buckle adds good detail without fussiness, and the heel and toe are elegant and won't ever go out of style. Don't cover these up - they're meant to be shown off with a skirt or dress from the knee (at the lowest) up to a mini (as high as you like).

MICHAEL Michael Kors Nora $350 RevolveClothing.com. Bring out the inner rocker girl with this studded pair of sky-high, peep-toe sling back booties (that's a lot of descriptors!). Wear a pair of bright colored tights and let them peek from the toe, try them in the mild spring/fall months bare-legged, or put them with a pair of flare or super skinny leg pants or jeans.

Steven by Steve Madden, Mason Wedge Booties, $199. These fold overs are refined and elegant in a classic caramel leather. The color goes with everything and looks particularly chic when worn over a pair of black cigarette pants or dark denim leggings. If you dare have the gams, a super short mini would also look terrific, just as a knee length classic pencil skirt.

All Saints Agness Boot, $250. A little bit prairie, a little bit gothic, a little bit rustic. One definitely has to have some edge to their personality to wear these but they'd be perfection with demin, skirt or jeans. They'd also look terrific with a pair of just cropped trousers or a dark, high-waisted denim skirt and white collard shirt.