Once described by the Guardian’s Hadley Freeman as ‘the world’s muddiest catwalk’, this year’s Glastonbury Festival was held on the hottest weekend of the year so far with not a raincloud to be seen. But that didn’t stop all our favourite celebs from showing off their fashion savvy in an array of different hosiery looks.
Harry Potter star Emma Watson made the headlines for pairing a Louis Vuitton corset top with her denim cut-off shorts, but it was her stylish yet sensible welly boots and over-the-knee socks combo that caught our eye. Prepared for the possibility of rain, but not risking ‘welly rash’ with bare legs in her rain boots, over-the-knee socks like Emma’s are a festival essential. We love Pamela Mann’s Over Knee Socks and Striped Over Knee Socks, in a range of colours to tone with any outfit – even a Louis Vuitton corset!
Festival lover Pixie Geldof also wore knee high socks throughout the weekend at Glastonbury, but as one of Henry Holland’s closest friends, Pixie has already got her hands on next season’s Henry Holland for Pretty Polly knee highs and paired two different styles with thigh-skimming shorts and skirts and flat ankle boots. While we sadly can’t get next season’s HH for PP early for you (but keep your eyes peeled later this year!), we have still got this season’s styles in stock, so bag yourself a pair of super-stylish tights now and wear them to the festivals that might not be so lucky with the weather.
Fishnets were the surprise hit of the weekend, though, with Kates Moss and Nash both hanging out backstage in shorts and fishnet tights. Ms Moss chose a holey black pair under her denim shorts while Kate Nash wore subtle flesh-coloured fishnets with her ultra-colourful shirt and shorts outfit. Fishnets are a great idea for summer festivals as they’ll add an element of rock’n’roll edge to any outfit without making you hot. Get the look with Levante’s Fishnet Tights in black or natural beige, or take a look at Pamela Mann’s Fishnet Tights in a whole rainbow of colours.
We also spotted hot model and music fan Daisy Lowe in this season’s hot hosiery trend, mock stockings. Daisy paired her cropped vest top and teeny-weeny denim shorts with a gorgeous black patterned pair, and you can get her look with the beautiful Trasparenze Ciprea tights, which feature a pretty lace mock stocking top and white polka dots on the leg. Or try Trasparenze’s Renella tights, which also have a beautiful stocking top pattern, plus mock suspender straps for seriously sexy festival style.
With plenty more festivals throughout the summer, take your inspiration from this year’s Glastonbury style stars and make super-cool tights and socks a part of your festival look.