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World Cup Legwear!

Have you heard? The World Cup began last week in Brazil, and even though we would rather be on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, we’ll just have to make do and show off our English pride from the homeland.  In addition to any face paint you may feel the need to apply, make sure to show your support with a selection of legwear we have chosen to complete your football ensemble.

If you’re feeling especially supportive of the hosting country, try the Trasparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights in Bosco.  Your forest green legs will let everyone know you’re ready for kick-off and the dark colour is easy to style.  If you want a lighter weight tight, try Pamela Mann’s 50 Denier Tights in Forest Green.  For the brighter side of things, try them in Mustard and pair with a light coloured dress.

If you want a look that mirrors those of the men on the field, try our Trasparenze Cinzia Knee High Socks in Olivia. These knee high socks will add a fun and youthful look to your outfit and keep in spirit with the World Cup.  Wear them with flats or heeled booties and you’re ready to take on your day, football style.

If you’re feeling more English than Brazilian, we’ve got you covered.  The Falke Cotton Touch Short Socks in Cherry Red will bring just enough to spirit and colour to your outfit to show you’re a fan yet still be fashion forward. For a bolder look, try Pamela Mann’s 80 Denier Tights in Flo Red and show your support of the England National Team.

Whether you’re truly interested in the sport or just the fashion inspired by it, be sure to check out MyTights.com and score big.

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Socks, socks and even more socks!

HH_SS12If like me you’ve had one eye on the weather and one eye on the catwalks, you’ll soon notice that ankle socks have become hot news. Helping to show off a post-holiday tan and frame those new pointed courts, ankle socks have become a must have item for stylists and fashionistas alike. No longer content with bare legs this summer, fashion has dictated that no ankles will go without. Ideal if you feel the chill and are fed up of blisters ruining your heels and your day, the sock drawer update couldn’t have come at a better time!

From edgy fishnet socks at Holly Fulton to ultra sheer anklets at Louise Goldin, it’s clear that catwalks have gone gaga for the style, using them to break up a hosiery free leg and adding a little sartorial finishing touch to creations. Of course, high-streets have since caught on, teaming them with any and every combination – jelly shoes (remember those?!), dungarees and even prom dresses. Quirky clothing aside, the gorgeous weather recently has presented us with the perfect opportunity to flaunt our socks so what better way to celebrate the sunshine than to update that sock drawer?

Now, given that honesty is the best policy, I’ll hold my hands up and admit that styling my socks with flirty hemlines would not be part of morning routine. For me, it all depends on the footwear – the chunkier, the more likely I am to call upon my ankle socks. I’ve quickly learnt that ankle boots and trainers are not built for a sock free look, and sadly sore feet are the price to pay for their absence! For a silky smooth feel and a touch of luxury, I rely on the Velvet Socks from Wolford. As classic as they are chic, these will slip hassle free underneath shoes along with bridging the gap between trousers and ankles. Keeping your shoe protected and your foot in complete comfort, these come in two versatile shades, with a vibrant pink to keep colour enthusiasts happy too.

Fearne Cotton leaving the studios of Radio 1, London, Britain - 22 Mar 2011And from the functional to the fashionable, it seems that ankle socks have quickly adopted the prints & pattern trend that’s set to take over our wardrobe in the upcoming months. From rebellious tartan to Burberry hearts, you’ll be pushed to find a sock that doesn’t slot into an AW13 trend. To pick up some fashion brownie points, treat bare ankles to the Pamela Mann Tartan Ankle Socks. Especially commissioned for MyTights, these colourful patterned socks will work their magic on any outfit, transforming those worn out brogues and adding a little interest underneath cropped jeans. More high end fashion than Highland fling (you only have to look at Versace and Prada AW13 collections to see how much designers love tartan), these will act as an instant couture hit. For those that can’t get enough of peep toes, you’ll be pleased to discover that the toes of your ankle socks are reinforcement free too! Likewise, the charming Sweet Roses Anklets from Jonathan Aston are ideal for adding an on-trend touch to footwear. Equals parts lacy and lovely, the lust have ankle socks have even been spotted on red carpet regular Kristen Stewart in the pages of Vogue! For an elegant evening style, opt for the goes-with-everything black shade, whilst the angelic ivory colour would go down a treat at a garden party.

Given that glam-grunge is set for a big revival come September, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t give you a few insider tips. First off is fishnet.  And lots of it. Setting the grungy and serious 90s tone for the approaching season, fashion house heavyweights Marc Jacob and YSL showed us that the netted fabric can be worn in just about any form. Tights, gloves and dresses amongst others paid homage to the fishnet, leaving wardrobes bracing themselves for a netted takeover. To make sure that your legs remain current and ahead of the fash pack, invest in the Falke Net Knee Highs. Admittedly longer than the usual ankle length, these fishnet socks will look fab scrunched down or folded over. LFW_sep10_anklesocksNext on the trend list – sultry sheers. Reminding us that sheer ankle socks are not just for locking in warmth underneath trousers, Chanel used the sheer fabric to inject a sense of ‘je ne sais quois’ into an outfit. To combine the grunge trend with a lady like aesthetic, wear your Levante Ritz Anklets with loafers and a retro circle skirt.

It’s not common knowledge that getting dressed in the morning is tricky enough without having to sift through your sock drawer, so take the drama out of anklet anguish by investing in one of every colour? Far more achievable than it sounds, Italian brand Trasparenze have made it possible for you to paint a rainbow with your feet – without breaking the bank. As chic as they are cheery, the cotton rich Monique Socks come in just about every shade imaginable, and then some. Whether neon pops are your thing or you’re simply searching for the perfect pair of coloured socks to go with that dress, you’re bound to discover your favourite hue.

So whether you’re looking to banish blisters  or you’re just in need of updating your hosiery collection (and sock drawer!), make sure to treat feet to some fabulous new ankle socks – just in time for AW13.

Until next time ladies…

 

Laura

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Our Top Picks: June

Each month we’ll pick our top three products, and tell you why…

 

naturals-sideria-tights1)      Pretty Polly Naturals Sideria Tights

Why?  The newest addition to the bestselling Naturals collection by Pretty Polly, these bare leg look sheers are the hosiery world’s equivalent of Superman.  A V line brief means any height of hemline goes, sandals toes make peep toes possible and a cotton gusset provides breathability and a superior fit.  The 5 denier appearance means they look so natural on your leg no one will guess you’re wearing tights unless you choose to share – but the 15 denier strength is an indication that these aren’t only a one-wear wonder, either.

Wear to: the races

Style With: Anything – they’re so natural looking you’ll be able to wear them with everything, any time you want a flawless bare leg look.  If you are off to the races, though, we recommend sky high heels, a sleek, chic shift and a show-stopping hat.

How much? £6.00 / €8,50 / $15.00

 

2)      Jonathan Aston Dream Tights

Why? The clue’s in the name – these Jonathan Aston beauties are romantic,

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whimsical style to a T.  The butterfly trend is huge this season – the print is everywhere, thanks to designers like Mary Katrantzou and the high street shops which have hopped on the bandwagon with haste.  These summery sheers take full advantage and are covered from toe to waist in a super sweet butterfly design.

Wear to: summer garden parties

Style With: Floaty chiffon dresses, embellished pumps and flowers in your hair

How much? £12.50 / €13,60 / $20.75

 

3)      Trasparenze Marta 70D Ankle Highs

Why?  The ankle socks trend is sticking around for another summer, so if you haven’t yet, it’s time to get involved.  These ankle socks

from Trasparenze are perfect – cute, inexpensive and available in a rainbow of hues.

Wear to: laid back lunches with the girls

Style With: Chunky heeled strappy sandals and a short skater dress – ankle socks can shorten pins so high hemlines will

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counterbalance this by exposing more leg at the other end.

How much? A purse friendly £3.95 / €4,75 / $6.25 – so you can stock up on all the shades!

 

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How to: Wear Ankle Socks

sweet-roses-ankletAnkle socks have been a core trend for the last few summers, and as this year it looks as though it’s going to extend through the autumn as well (we’re already dreading the chilly legs we’re going to endure in the name of fashion) we’ve decided that, if you haven’t already, now is the time to dip a toe (pun intended) into the ankle socks trend. Helpfully, we spotted two famous faces rocking the trend at the Glamour Awards this week and demonstrating exactly how to wear the trend – and how not to.  Ronnie Corbett’s wife Sophie faced off against songstress VV Brown – and poor Sophie learnt the hard way that when it comes to ankle socks, there are a few hard and fast rules that even the most daring of fashionistas must adhere to…

1)      Colour Coding

DO: Blend your colours.  VV Kept a clean palette, with beige ankle socks teamed with a beautiful pale yellow gown and brown strappy wedges; all set off beautifully by her warm skintone and glossy, rich brown locks.

DON’T: Be too matchy matchy.  Matching your ankle socks to your accessories is never a good idea unless you want to look like a five year old.  Sadly, Sophie chose to ignore this and matched her bubblegum pink ankle socks to a scarf which, for a reason unbeknown to anyone but herself, she had decided to tie around her waist.

2)      Dressing them Up

DO: Make your ankle socks work for evening with luxe fabrics in silks, chiffons and satins.  VV’s silky yellow robe was an unexpected stroke of fashion genius.  Or else try anklets in dainty lace for an instant evening update.

DON’T: Wear a floor length leather dress, unbuttoned to mid thigh.  Not just when you’re rocking ankle socks – ever.

3)      Accessorising

DO: Keep it minimal.  VV Brown kept it sleek and chic, with no jewellery or patterns and minimalist strappy sandals.  Even her hair was fuss free, pulled away from her face in two pretty but fuss-free plaits.

DON’T: Accessorise with a husband that is ever more poorly dressed than you.  Particularly if he’s wearing tartan trousers.

 

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When Grunge Meets Glam!

The preening and prepping of London Fashion Week has come and gone, so it’s time for fashion to take a break from all things proper and show off its rebellious side!

Whilst pencil skirts and kitten heels are having their moment in the trend spotlight right now, we haven’t abandoned our punk roots. From leather to worn in denim, we can’t help but indulge in a slightly messier ensemble once in a while, and everything gets a dose of attitude – from our makeup right down to our hosiery.

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this grungy-glam tribute, featured in today’s The Sun. Demonstrating that punk and pretty can go hand in hand, they’ve teamed punchy neon shades with faded denim, with plenty of spikey accessories to boot. Naturally, no punk inspired outfit can be complete without a signature cross pattern, so our Pamela Mann Opaque Cross Tights take centre stage. Great for adding a pinch of attitude, you can choose to show your patterned tights off in a flirty hemline. For the more demure amongst us, wear underneath a simple black shirt dress, stepping into heeled ankle boots for a subtle punk style that’s office-friendly too! Remember to add at least one bright accessory though, keeping your ensemble stylish rather than somber.

If you fancy taking your newly found grunge persona out in the evening, go for the sheerer Pamela Mann Sheer Crosses Tights. Sexy and subtle, team these with killer heels and a leather skater skirt, adding a bold lip for a colour pop. For those who still adore suspender tights, the Pamela Mann Cross Suspender Tights are just the ticket, with an opaque mock suspender that works to provide coverage from the chill, whilst the sheerer top part reveals a glimpse of skin.

And for when the sun comes out? Okay, so we’re not counting on this anytime soon, but when it does decide to turn up, we’ve got our sunshine-friendly punk style down to a tee. Add fishnet socks to a circle skirt to toughen it up, or team our Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks with a chunky flatform. With every colour of the rainbow available, there’s no excuse to not collect them all! For those DIY fans, why not try adding studs to the top of your ankle socks, for a look that Vivienne Westwood, queen of punk couture would be proud of?

So neglect those kitten heels for a moment ladies, and make way for leather, denim and attitude!

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Hollywood Takes On Hosiery

Hollywood seems to be having a moment with hosiery it appears, as we’ve spotted two (not one but two!!) stunning starlets from the Hills parading their oh-so-beautiful tights.

First off was Emma Watson, featured in the October edition of Glamour magazine. We’re a big fan of the 22 year old in the office, from staple trenches to covetable bag arm candy, she clearly understands what works and what doesn’t work.

Judging by this shoot, the Harry Potter actress quite clearly does have style by the bucket load. Grown up glamour with a British edge is the theme as Emma teams a quirky tartan skirt and an Orient inspired patterned top with our Falke Fine Net Dots tights.

Available in black and in nude, the dainty tights prove that the spotty tights trend is here to stay. With Falke notorious for their high quality products, the silky tights made from fine micromesh certainly do not disappoint. What you can’t see though, and what is sadly hidden away under that pleated skirt is the lacy mock hold up design. Mid thigh, this fabulous design means that you have two trends in one pair of tights.

Make your outfit all about the spots like Emma, or team these beauties with a short hemline to get involved in the popular mock hold ups trend.

Next to inject more glamour into our day was Kristen Stewart. Hot property at the moment (perhaps for reasons other than

acting and fashion) the Twilight actress is in this month’s edition of Vogue. Proving to the world that she’s not fussed by the media scrum she’s been propelled

into, Stewart shows us how to work possibly the cutest trend ever with a gothic twist –

Positively vamping up our Jonathon Aston Sweet Rose Anklets, the 22 year old teams them with a pair of daring black hotpants, paying homage to the grunge trend that’s gracing magazine columns at the moment. With fierce red kitten heels, a graphic sweatshirt and dripping in vintage jewellery she gives the flirty ankle socks some serious attitude.

Make like Kristen and wear them with a bare leg to make them stand out or if you’re in the market for more leg coverage, team with skin coloured or black sheer tights? If they’re good enough for someone who went out with Robert Pattinson, then they’re good enough for us! Available in both black and white.

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"Mankles": The New Look For Trendy Guys Everywhere…

First we had guyliner, then brosiery… and now Mankles.  The guys, it seems, can’t stop stealing our style, and now they’ve got in on the ankle socks trend too!  There have been a lot of cropped trousers with bare ankles going on, but we much prefer a flash of colour peeking out – it doesn’t have to look like John Travolta’s jiving outfit in Grease, either.  Just look at all round trendy guy Tinie Tempah, sporting a sunshine yellow pair of ankle socks under a brown and khaki heritage inspired look.

The ankle socks look is easy to work for guys and girls alike.  For socks in a great range of colours, girls should check out Falke Socks, which are high quality and come in a gorgeous range of pastel shades.  Or for something brighter like Tinie the Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks come in colour pop brights.  Alternatively try patterned ankle highs like those from Pamela Mann or Pretty Polly which will look super sweet with sandals.

Guys should take a look at the collection of Burlington Cotton Socks which come in a traditional argyle design in bright colours like lime green, navy and red.  Cotton socks like these are ideal in the summer as they will let your feet breathe, but in the winter we suggest switching to wool socks which will keep your feet toasty warm and cosy, in

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a darker colour for a subtler take on the look.  Try grey socks with black trousers or navy with grey.   Or if you’re treating him, cashmere socks like the Falke Lhasa Casual Rib Men’s Socks are a great gift idea.  These luxury socks are wear resistant but super soft, too.

A really quick and easy way to update your outfit, socks are inexpensive, easy to wear and come in a ton of different styles, so you can match them to your mood!

 

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Ankle Socks are IN: It's official…

Telegraph Columnist and all-round stylish lady Lisa Armstrong has given her stamp of approval to the ankle socks trend – sort of. After an initial resistance against the trend (and we can see why – ankle socks are TRICKY to pull off) she found herself weakening, and we for one are glad.

Ankle socks are a firm favourite of designers and the fashion elite alike. Maybe it’s the rose tinted fashion glasses harking back to our carefree school days, maybe we saw the Mulberry models in them and wanted to get the catwalk look, or perhaps we British are simply suckers for a trend that keeps our tootsies warm. Whatever the reason, ankle socks are sticking around for another summer, so if you haven’t yet dipped a toe into the trend it’s time to have a go.

According to Lisa, the firm favourite of the fash pack is the Falke Ankle Socks in Grey which seemed to become a front row staple. Made from mercerised cotton, these socks are “a superior genus of ankle sock”, says Lisa. They’re certainly high quality and the mercerised cotton means that they are soft and comfortable to wear (unlike the hideously high heels you’re supposed to team them with, of course). Falke make some of the highest quality hosiery and socks around, so in many ways, it’s easy to see why this luxury, wear-with-anything style has become the ankle sock du jour.

For a summery look that’s straight off of the catwalk, you can’t go wrong with coloured socks. From ice cream pastel pinks to sunshine yellows they will perk up any outfit – we think they look great with canvas pum

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ps or your favourite wedges and sundresses. Finish with a wide brimmed straw hat and you’ve got a retro summer look that will sway even the most hardened anti-ankle sock fashionista. The Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks are perfect for

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this – they come in 13 gorgeous colours and, at only £3.75, you can get one to match every outfit!

Alternatively bring the look into the evening with a statement anklet. Try black lace with stiletto heels, or for a very fashion-forward look as seen on the Henry Holland SS12 catwalk you could try fishnet anklets. Rihanna has been spotted in a pair very similar to Henry Holland’s version, which she teamed with pointy courts and a satin playsuit. We also adore the Pamela Mann Sheer Heart Ankle Socks which have an opaque heart pattern and the sweetest scalloped top, and have been worn by Fearne Cotton.

But Lisa Armstrong’s choice, Falke Socks, are the way to go if you’re looking for luxury, quality and longevity – they have such a wide range including merino wool styles for cooler weather or cotton for when it gets warmer, and they also do a popular range of Men’s socks.

Maybe you’re still not quite convinced, and that’s ok. Falke tights are the next best thing – the luxury brand will never go out of style and their tights are second to none in the style stakes. But we guarantee next time you get caught out in the rain in your flip flops, you’ll start to come around to the idea…

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Little Mix Shop at MyTights.com

If you are a UK celeb you’ve probably had a pretty busy week.  London Fashion week has been in full swing.  Then of course there were the Brit awards last night and that always promises an eventful evening.

If you were checking out the Brits red carpet pictures you might have noticed X Factor winners Little Mix in an eclectic ensemble that included a pair of Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks<

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/a> supplied by MyTights.com.  Jade Thirlwell teamed her sweet shorts and blazer look with a pair of our Monique ankle socks in white.

Jade has clearly got her finger on the fashion pulse as ankle socks are set to be one of the biggest trends for this spring summer.   They’ve given a sweet and girly touch to Jade’s slightly androgynous look.  Avoid looking school girly by combining your ankle socks with platform heels and tailored shorts and a jacket like Jade.

Little Mix girls, if you are reading this don’t forget our Trasparenze Monique Ankle Socks also come in a wide range of colours so there should be something to suit Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne too.

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