As the weather changes and we fondly pack away our gladiators sandals and swirling tea-dresses for those three days of, um, next ‘summer’, there is one word saving us from plunging into serious wardrobe SAD: hosiery.
Yup, odd as it may seem, the days of tights being frumpish are dead. In fact, while our winter palettes will be all about creamy camel, chic grey and lashings of good old timeless black, it sometimes seems the only place we can have a little fun is with our legs.
And, yet, where to start? After coming of age at the Chanel show in Paris, Lily Allen stepped out in London last night wearing a pair suspender motifed tights. Chicer and far more sophisticated than flashing the real thing, the press have already been fawning over the fashion-forward style. And whilst we here at figleaves certainly don’t disagree, we were a little smug to note we’d had that look bagged for weeks.
Take a peek at the Mock Stocking from Henry Holland Hosiery to flaunt it for yourself. Or, for something a little more demure, Jonathan Aston's Seem and Heel tights for an irresistible ‘40s evening look.
Meanwhile over in NYC, they’ve been keeping-up summer’s Crayola colours with a rainbow of bright hosiery. Blake Lively just sported a pair of raspberry toned fishnets all the way across Central Park for a grown-up ‘new series’ look. The trick is to mix the colour pop with charcoal grey by day for chic city style, or with glittering metallics after dark. We’re personally loving Jonathan Aston’s 40 Denier Opaques- an affordable way to revamp last winters favourite looks.
At least money’s not to0 tight to mention some little pleasures …