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Coachella Looks: Sheer + Geometrics a la Kylie Jenner!

 

Kylie Jenner with Tyga and Khloe Kardashian

Kylie Jenner with Tyga and Khloe Kardashian

Fashionista, socialite, and famous for her perfect pouty lips, Kylie Jenner has done it again with her recent Coachella outfit. In case you’re not familiar, Coachella is the go-to festival for the style and music elite, full of eye-catching outfits and the obligatory flower crowns.  Still just a mere 17-years old, Kylie Jenner showed up to the festival with her sister Khloe and rumoured boyfriend Tyga in an outfit that was far from understated. Grabbing all of the media attention, here sheer and figure-hugging leotard was layered over a black bra and high-waisted knickers. Paired with stylish black lace-up gladiator heels to complete the look, the leotard boasted a gorgeous geometric pattern, as well as seams which emphasized her curvy figure to a tee.

While wearing a full sheer body suit might be out of the question for an everyday trip to the shops, nailing the trend for geometrics and seams couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to pull off a bold style statement a la Kylie!

Sensational seams

Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings

Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings

In the 1960s, nylons worn by women were knitted flat then sewn together to create a long seam running up the back of the leg. Now, these tights are knitted in a circle, thus eliminating the need of a long seam. But fret not if you’re a fan, this classic vintage look is enjoying a fashion resurgence of late, so you can all try out the trend for yourself. Try the Wolford Flavia Tights that feature a sheer 15 denier look with a slender zig-zag backseam. These tights will create a subtle sexy finish to your outfit whether you’re wearing a LBD or a trendy dress. For a more classic backseam, try the Moulin Rouge High Heels Tights for with their elegant slender seam and tapered Cuban heel.

Trend-alert: Geometry isn’t for class anymore

Geometric lines and patterns are a huge trend right now for spring and summer. Fishnets, stripes, and bold prints are all the rage for fashion tights to construct a confident and sexy OOTD. If you want to emulate Kylie’s fashionable Coachella look, take a look at the Wolford Stella Tights and Jonathan Aston Woollies Leggings, or how about the Wolford Juliette Tights? With a geometric design alternating from sheer to opaque, these styles are guaranteed to turn heads.

For the love of sheer

Levante Seamless Sheer Hold Up

Levante Seamless Sheer Hold Up

Sheer black tights are a staple in creating a subtle sexy and smoothing look. A black 15-denier nylon look adds allure and sophistication to your legs while leaving the perfect amount of skin to show off. If you’re looking to match Kylie’s sexy sheer look, go for the Wolford Individual 10 Tights with their exquisitely soft finish and host of luxury features. Or why not check out our sheer hold ups while you’re at it? The Levante Seamless Sheer Stay Up are the perfect choice.

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Geometrics: Our Top 5 Styles

 Jessica Alba

Forever following the comings and goings in the fashion world? If you are, you’ll have noticed the abundance of geometric prints taking centre stage at the recent fashion weeks. From the catwalk to the celebrity wardrobe, Hollywood actress Jessica Alba was spotted this week in a look you simply can’t miss. Bold, fun and everything the geometric look should be, we can’t take our eyes off her fabulous leggings. Okay, so her quilted coat and cap may have let her down a tad, but who cares when her leggings are that gorgeous? And we’re here to help you get the brilliantly trendy look… albeitwithout the unflattering coat! Here’s a lineup of our top five geometric looks in the hosiery world and how to pull them off.

Wolford Stella Tights

Wolford Stella Tights

  1. The ever chic and not so classic Wolford Stella Tights are just the way to ease into geometrics. The simple black band leading to alternating downward stripes adds the perfect twist to these otherwise classic sheers. Teamed with your favourite LBD there’s no stopping heads from turning and compliments from flowing!
  2. Try the striking and gorgeous chequerboard look with the Wolford Niki Stay Ups. This print is one you can count on to add sophistication, from a night on the town through to a boozy lunch with the girls.Eyes will be glued to the petite intricate squares that complete these lovely hold ups. If this pattern is one that you can’t live without, also see the Wolford Niki Tights

    Pretty Polly Mini Geo Bodyshaper Tights

    Pretty Polly Mini Geo Bodyshaper Tights

  3. Take a walk on the wild side with the Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights. Designed with a micronet background and circular patterned dots, these flirty tights will draw you and your legs the attention they deserve. Complete this bold look by adding a solid dress that’s been screaming to be dressed up without drawing attention from your fabulous tights.
  4. The functionality of control top tights combined with fashion forward patterns? You heard it right! Your dreams have come true with the Pretty Polly Mini Geo Bodyshaper Tights so you really can get the best of both worlds. Bring your A game to date night by adding glamorous gold accessories to these diamond printed sheers.
  5. Add a diamond patterned pair of knee highs to your wardrobe with the Charnos Patterned Opaque Knee Highs (2PP). These classy knee highs add just the perfect amount of flair to your outfit, with one opting for chevrons and the other a bold diamond print. Choose between classic black or a rich chocolate.

Whether you fell in love with one of our five top picks, or want to check out the entire range of geometric prints, these shapes are the way to go to release that inner fashionista. Whatever the occasion, geometrics will leave you feeling fashionable and fun. So take a step out of your comfort zone and into your favourite geometric shapes!

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Street Style – May ’14

We’ve all been there, thinking: “wow I love those patterned tights! But what could I wear them with?” It’s a common conundrum, being surrounded by so much choice, so it always helps to have the assistance of certain style gurus on hand. These two looks will give you plenty of inspiration for your hosiery wardrobe.

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The first of our lovely fashionistas is Gisela, while visiting New York, she took a stroll in her Pretty Polly & Patternity Bricking It Tights in 80/20 denier – what better way is there to stand out in this fashion forward city? To copy this look team these tights with denim shorts, a sleeveless NYC top, a scarlet satchel and ankle boots.

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If you’re a huge fan of the Big Apple then why not also check out the New York Skyline Tights from Pamela Mann in 50/20 denier. These fashion tights put a fun twist on that mock suspender style by including motifs of famous New York landmarks on the tops.

 

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Now take a look at the fabulous competition winner Jane Postlethwaite in her animal print tights and matching burgundy ensemble complete with gold shoes. Burgundy, gold and tan all compliment each other beautifully while the animal print tights go seamlessly with her patterned scarf for a matchy-matchy style. For a similar look, combine the Jonathan Aston Wild Tights in 20 denier along with a patterned oxblood red and metallic skirt, plain shirt and burgundy scarf. Alternatively go for the Trasparenze Adventure Tights in 100 denier with their chic panel design featuring half black opaques and half animal print for a flattering take on this fierce style.

We hope that you have found inspiration for new ensembles to go along with your patterned tights!

 

 

 

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Laura’s Choice: SS14 Trends

I love watching new looks emerge on the catwalk, but what’s even better is seeing how they translate on the high street – and of course how they’re reflected in the world of hosiery!  With the official arrival of spring last week, I’ve decided it was high time I shared with you some of my favourite trends for SS14, along with some inspiration on how to wear them… tienga-patterned-tights

Trend: Geometric Patterns

Seen at: House of Holland, Peter Pilotto

If you want to get away with patterns at the office, go for a small, all over design, like the Pretty Polly Layered Honeycomb Tights.  Team these with a pencil skirt and knee high boots and you’ll reveal just a flash of pattern as you walk – the ultimate grown up way to work the trend.  For the younger and bolder, a short A-Line skirt and plain cropped jumper will show off bold designs like the bondage style Pamela Mann Gridlock Sheer Tights, or create a fashion forward clash effect by donning the tribal-inspired Jonathan Aston Tienga Tights with a skater dress in a contrasting pattern.

Trend: Embellishments

Seen at: Mui Mui, Prada, Marc Jacobs

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Embellishments are back again, following on from last year’s Great Gatsby craze when everyone went mad for a little bling.  The best bit is embellished tights are so easy to wear, whether you choose to dress them up or down.  Try teaming something subtle like the Pamela Mann 120D Studded Tights with your regular office skirt and classic blouse, or for all out glamour go for something extra glitzy like the Trasparenze Party Tights, which are adorned with a trail of sparkly butterflies up the leg.  Mirror the sparkle with a statement necklace and voila!  A party ready look in an instant.

Trend: Florals

Seen at: House of Holland, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem

Florals are a spring staple, so you can stick with tradition and wear the Wolford Mimi Tights with summery pastel shades – the sweet floral side seam will instantly put spring in your step.  Or for an edgier way to wear them, oriental inspired styles like the Pamela Mann Flocked Rose Tights and the Jonathan Aston Rosy Tights will work really well with casual attire and a lashing of leather.

Trend: Lace

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Seen at: Stella McCartney, Burberry Prorsum, Chanel, Marc Jacobs

Lace for spring is a revelation for me – I’d always thought of it as very much a winter staple, but who am I to argue with Chanel?  For a really up to the moment look team the Pamela Mann Baroque Tulle Tights with a jersey midi skirt, slouchy t-shirt, anklet booties and a long statement necklace… but I’ll be sticking to my tried-and-tested shift dress and Wolford Nahla Tights combination!

Trend: Sheer

Seen at: Christian Dior, PPQ, Maxmara

Sheer black tights are the hit of the season, with fashionistas from Alexa Chung to Miranda Kerr flying the flag for the shadowy sheers.  The best thing about them? They go with EVERYTHING, from floral sundresses to lace bodycons, and even city shorts and blazer pairings. A sheer 10-20 denier style is the ideal way to work the look – try my much loved Oroblu Sensuel Tights, which feel super soft to the touch and come in a huge range of colours if you’d rather branch out from black.  Or for a little more coverage, go for a 30 denier pair like the Calvin Klein Ultra Fit 30D High Waisted Tights (which have an in built control, top, too – perfect for form fitting dresses).

Until next week…

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