Not everyone enjoys dressing in costume for Halloween, but that doesn’t you need to be a total Debbie Downer and wear your normal clothes on Saturday, either. Jewelry of the spider, bat, or vampire varieties is the easiest way to acknowledge it’s Oct. 31 without donning a full-on costume.
If you’d like to take things up a notch without putting on a “sexy fill-in-the-blank” outfit, go for these spider knee highs. They’d look great — elegant even — with a simple black dress. And unless your skirt is lady-of-the-night short, only your suitor, perhaps dressed as Prince Charming, will be privy to the spiders’ webs at the top of the socks. [Pyramid Collection via Trend de la Crème] Keep reading »
Run, do not walk to Topshop. Henry Holland — the British designer who is best friends with Agyness Deyn and the master behind the polka dot dress that a pregnant M.I.A wore to the Grammy Awards — collaborated with U.K. hosiery brand Pretty Polly to create a limited edition series of tights that non-supermodels and celebs can afford. And now they’re finally available in Topshop stores. Keep reading »
Opaque tights are a tricky beast; sometimes they’re too light, other times they rip really easily. And most of them have that obnoxious little elastic waistband that lends itself to endless fidgeting. But for those of us who wear skirts and dresses all winter long, they’re a necessary evil. Being a hater of regular pants myself, I fall into this skirt-wearing, tights-needing category. Extensive research has finally lead me to arguably the best opaque tights out there. I’ve tried Fogal and Wolford at $50-$80 a pop, American Apparel for $20 a pair and everything in between. As it turns out, though, 2/$20 HUE Super Opaques are far and away better than the competition. They’re totally opaque instead of that in-between BS. They don’t rip easily and are super comfortable and generally sleek-looking. Time to stock up! Keep reading »
Say hello to Blank, a Japanese import. I’m so into these accessories I found while browsing the “new” section at PixieMarket.com, that I’m literally drawing a blank. Except for maybe an internal dialogue that goes like this: Cute. Cute! Cuuuuuuute. Loving the non-traditional prints of soldiers and dinosaurs on tights, another dinosaur design on an umbrella that makes it look like a piece of vintage china, and a blue and white scarf featuring Greco-Roman motifs. Also available is the Batwing dress, a roomy black tunic, and a leather brooch in the shape of a blue ribbon prize. Freaking. Out. [PixieMarket.com] Keep reading »
This Marios top connects with leggings for those who need help keeping things together. So organized! [HighSnobette.com] Keep reading »
“This winter the city’s most stylish men will have a secret weapon hidden in their trousers.”
No, no, no, get your mind out of the gutter, kids! That’s David Walker-Smith, the director of menswear and beauty of the famous London department store Selfridges, commenting on the fact that the huge (ha) new craze amongst British men is to wear tights (over their knickers and under their trousers) to keep their legs feeling warm and looking trim. In fact, demand for mantyhose has skyrocketed to the point where they’ve developed a line of them by lingerie brand Unconditional that are strong enough for a man at “a tough 120 denier thickness,” whatever the hell that means. And now dudes will get a taste of how expensive ladies’ “accessories” can be, as each pair costs a whopping $114. (REALLY!?) Hey, supply and demand folks, supply and demand. Those dudes must be seriously wanting to get their tights on. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »