Bring on Spring (and Summer)

If we needed a reminder of what September’s catwalks had said we would be wearing this spring, then look no further than the new season looks which are everywhere. As always, it’s our job to translate this into affordable fashion and show how you can work a trend without breaking the bank, utilising some of what you have in your wardrobe already. Here’s how to prepare for those first rays of sun…

Colour, colour, colour. It was everywhere from sherbet lemon to grass green, hot pink, electric blue – our love affair with all things colour continues. If you bought into this trend last year with a colourful dress then enhance the look with coloured tights of the same hue or a clashing colour. Pamela Mann 80 Denier Tights have an eye watering 17 colours. There are 19 colours in the Jonathan Aston 40D Opaque Tights range and a further 15 colours in the lighter Jonathan Aston Sheer Coloured Tights collection. Priced between £4-£6 you can afford to buy a selection of colours to create a whole selection of new looks from one single outfit. Check out the image son our website to show you how.

White is currently enjoying a revival thanks to a host of celebrities including Florence Welch and Adele driving the 1960’s look and Emilie Sande and Sophie Ellis Bextor championing the 1950’s. Transparenze Dora Wool Ribbed Tights have a pure white in a snug warm finish that will see you through spring’s colder days.  Perfect with those mini skirts and monochrome dresses. Pamela Mann Polka Dot Tights add an all over spot to an opaque white leg while giving off a definitive 50’s vibe. And, when it warms up, you can exchange your tights for footless versions like Jonathan Aston Ruffle Footless Tights which feature a little kick flare over the back of the ankle.

Echoes of nature were everywhere and featured in hair, make-up and in the delicate patterns of some of the prints. Transparenze Belen Tights has translated this trend with shimmering butterflies collecting around the ankle over a barely there nude leg. The same butterflies feature around the top of the thigh for a sassy surprise. Pretty Polly Fly Flutterby Tattoo Tights have their own version of this trend featuring tiny butterflies floating on a nude leg from mid calf to above the knee. So pretty when teamed with sprig and summer brights and a very wearable trend for warmer days.

Bringing pattern off your back and onto your leg can be easily and cost effectively achieved with a great pair of leggings. Brand New Transparenze Foulards leggings are a breezy denim blue with Caribbean pink and gold floral pattern which look great teamed with contrasting anklets or dress socks and heels. Miss Oroblu Match Leggings feature graffiti interspersed with splashes of colour which will continue to channel the 1980’s trend off the street and into your wardrobe.

Geometric monochrome continues to dominate the style pages of those who run from colour and cialis online pharmacy used cleverly, these patterns can take inches off your legs. Body Con is still the biggest hit and Pamela Mann Illusions Tights and Pamela Mann Plus Size Tights are now available from a size 10-32. Emilio Cavallini 2 Colour Optical Opaque Tights and Eillio Cavallini Squared Optical on 3D Tights offer up two very graphic monochrome designs that will add huge interest to a black and white palette or give a degree of depth to a colourful shift dress.

Socks, a big trend for the past two years continues to feature in every fashion magazine. One of the cutest new designs around is Transparenze Sailor Knee Highs. Striped from the ankle to knee, ending in a sweet spotted rib band there is classic blue, red and black and beige. These socks will look just as good with trousers while it’s cold, as they will with skirts and dresses when it warms up. Transparenze Rib Socks are another sock with heels staple in red, navy, green and grey, which will slide beautifully to give the illusion of a wrinkled ankle.

So, a few thoughts to be going on with. Whatever you take from the catwalk shows of this year’s Spring and Summer collection, we have the legs to accompany the look. Take a look at our website for

other style ideas.

Until next week…



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