Turtleneck: Vince (similar style here, here and here) | Skirt: Rachel Parcell (50% off!!!!) | Tights: Spanx | Booties: Saint Laurent (similar style here, here and here) | Bag: Chanel ℅ Fashionphile (similar style here and here) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC
Black and red is the most popular colour combination you will find on my blog. I put together this photoshoot, comprising turtleneck mini-dress, plain pantyhose and elegant, glossy heels a few months ago – in mid-October. Many of you will doubtless have seen some of the pictures on Instagram, the rest – including zooming in on the finer details – you will find here. Meanwhile, many of you have asked when I will be treating you to some more of my favourite music. Well, in this post you will find another dozen or so memorable songs. I wonder which ones you will like most. In the meantime, if you know any tracks of a similar nature that you think I may like, then go ahead and send them to me on e-mail or leave a comment.
How cold is winter being at your place? Do you get so much snow? Many of our customers contact us around these days asking for advice about the best winter tights, stockings and hold ups. Nobody likes suffering from cold feet and toes, so we thought it was about the time that we talk about the best tights to cope with cold weather. If you live in a very cold place or you’re going away on a ski trip, this is a post you wouldn’t want to miss.
Should I wear thermal tights?
You can certainly tell Germany, the ITEM m6 comes from, has cold winters! We can’t recommend enough ITEM m6’s range of cosy tights. You have to think of them as an investment, as they’re worth every penny spent on them. But, what’s the best style? The ‘Cotton Feel’ Tights? The ‘Beauty’ Tights? For us, the ITEM m6 Cosy Winter Tights in the picture above are the most complete of its styles. With micro-circulation and an innovative technology, these 100 denier tights work as an insulating layer, keeping your legs protected from extreme weather.
Aren’t Wool tights a better option?
We can’t tell if wool tights are the best option for winter, but they undoubtedly are one of the best options out there. As we explained earlier, these days there are new materials helping your body keep its natural heat. However, many customers have told us they prefer natural fibres, this is cotton and wool.
As microfibre tights often contain elastane, they expand and adjust to the leg shape better than cotton and wool tights. However, some people have very sensitive skin and prefer natural materials to polyester or polyamide. So, what should you go for?
– Wool tights:
Oroblu Wool Ribbed TightsOroblu Natural Fibres is one of the best ranges of cotton and wool tights and socks in the market. We couldn’t write a post about winter tights without naming this range! The Oroblu Nikki Wool Tights in the picture above is one of the best wool tights out there. We absolutely love the ribbed effect in these tights. Very classic and, still, really sophisticated. They are 75% Wool, which makes them less expensive than other wool tights, too.
After all, fine wool tights with cashmere or alpaca wool can cost five times more. When you buy wool tights, the percentage of the wool and the quality of it make a huge difference: you get what you pay.
– Cotton tights:
Do you struggle to wear wool clothes, but still love the feel of natural fibres over your skin? Why don’t you try cotton tights? They are slightly less warm than wool tights, we have to say. However, cotton tights are softer than wool and less expensive, too. This is good news for those of you who don’t want to spend so much money.
Trasparenze has a really good collection of cotton tights. If we had to choose a single product, we’d go for the Trasparenze Wilma Cotton Tights in the picture above, which offer a great quality for the price.
You don’t have to give up wearing coloured tights in winter:
Absolutely no. You don’t have to stop wearing coloured tights only because it’s chilly out there. Quite the opposite, actually. A good pair of coloured opaque tights can brighten up any boring outfit. By wearing different colours of tights, you’re expanding your winter wardrobe. ‘Sophie‘, our best-selling coloured opaque tights by Trasparenze, are 70 denier, but such high quality you could think they’re 100 denier. If you have never tried them, you should definitely give them a go.
Now that you know what are the best winter tights, it’s time to think of the styles in your hosiery drawer. Is there any style missing that you should be including?
Hello new jumper of dreams I simply can’t get enough of. It’s all about new knitwear for me at the moment, I’ve been loving filling my wardrobe with various different knits to keep me going throughout the cold spell. As much as I love wearing the fail-safe combo of a jumper and jeans, I must admit it’s starting to get a little boring! This has led to me buying countless jumpers (which I definitely don’t need but I’m also not complaining too much…)
Despite currently living in jumpers and jeans, for the sake of avoiding being too repetitive with my outfits I decided to give the jeans a break (albeit not for long I imagine) and pop on my favourite skirt of the winter. I’m genuinely surprised by how much I’ve worn this vinyl skirt as I didn’t think the vinyl trend was for me. Believe it or not, I wasn’t actually sure about whether I’d get much, if any, wear out of it but it just works with everything I own!
I’ve paired this skirt with both simple roll neck tops and thick knit jumpers like this one for a casual approach and love the way it comes together – there’s something about it that is so effortlessly stylish. By default I would associate a vinyl skirt with dressing up and going out but I haven’t even tried styling it for a night out and am rather enjoying dressing down this statement piece.
Of course I need to talk a bit about this jumper, I’m loving the fact stripes are making a comeback and these bold colours are super fun! I’ve spotted so many amazing striped knits recently and I just want them all! I have my eye on those rainbow tops everybody seems to be wearing right now. This jumper is New Look and I’m completely obsessed with the colour combo, there’s something really retro about it that I love. Available in four different colourways: pink (the one I’m wearing), red and blue, I tried two out of the three and decided on keeping the pink because I really loved the combination of colours.
One thing I love about experimenting with my style is the discoveries I make whilst doing so. This skirt and jumper combo is one I would probably steer clear of but I really love the combination of colours and textures. This outfit somehow manages to be stylish (at least in my opinion) and perfect for winter!
Jacket/Chaqueta: MAJE (old, similar HERE)
Dress/Vestido: H&M (HERE)
Bag/Bolso: UTERQÜE (HERE)
Earrings/Pendientes: MANGO (HERE)