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Socks and Heels: easier than you think

It’s something we’ve all wished we could wear to save our toes but have never dared to try.  We’ve talked about socks with sandals but what about with pumps and booties?! Visible socks with heels have been making a comeback and we’ve gathered our top products to create the perfect summery look.

Next time you’re wearing your favourite summer dress, try pairing it with Mary Jane style heels and a complimenting sock colour.  To try this look out, I paired a flowy cut-out dress with a light floral print with Jonathan Aston’s Buttercup Socks in Dried Rose.  Paired with nude heels, the socks added some warmth to the outfit which made it perfect for a sunny but breezy day.  The soft rose colour was a perfect complement to the spring look of the dress and the white stripe at the top helped transition from sock to bare leg.

For a more wearable daytime look, try pairing the Pretty Polly Floral Spot Ankle High socks with brown booties and your favourite white dress. The looser the dress, the more relaxed your look will be.  We paired ours with a lacy white dress to bring out the lace in the sock and brown lace up booties with knit cardigan for a full on bohemian look.

Ankle socks have never been more in style, and we love the new looks that are now socially acceptable to wear. Let us know with a comment below how you wear your socks and heels.

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Your summer wardrobe – sorted!

We know it can be hard to think about summery clothes when the rain is pouring down outside and temperatures have accutane in alaska plummeted, but it’s time to get your wardrobe sorted for the summer, because before you know it bikinis and flip flops will start to be replaced by duffel coats and boots.
Hosiery might seem unnecessary when the sun is shining, but in fact there are a few essentials that every girl needs in her summer wardrobe…

Floral Tights
It doesn’t matter how hot it gets during the day, it tends to get a bit chilly at night and that’s when you could do with a cute pair of tights to slip on under your summer dresses. Floral tights are a summer statement and are also perfect for those summer days when it’s not quite as hot outside as you’d like!

Lace Tights
If you can’t bear to let go of your fashion hosiery even when it’s shorts weather outside, why not try lace t

ights or fishnet tights? These will keep you cool but also give your legs some coverage as well as, of course, looking great.

Crotchless Tights & Hold Ups
Crotchless tights and hold ups are also great for keeping you cool and fresh in the summer, especially at work when you’re sitting down all day. Pretty Polly’s Pretty Cool Tights combine an open gusset with a smooth matte finish, so are perfect for everyday wear.  For special occasions, a sultry pair of luxury hold ups will make you feel incredible.

Bare Leg look Tights
Of course, the ultimate summer staple is a great pair of bare leg look tights. Perfect for when you want gorgeously flawless legs under your summery dresses, there’s a huge range to choose from – so head to our sheer tights advice page to start the hunt for your perfect pair.

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Not ready for Pastels just yet?

Has reading our feature on all of the celebs wearing coloured tights thrown you into a panic?  Don't worry, we have plenty of fashion options Cialis viagria levitra for you if you're not quite ready for the bright and bold tones of summer.

Everyone knows spring is the time to whip off those layers and start wearing your pastel basics and bright coloured tights, but if you just can’t face it yet why not try something a little subtler to give your wardrobe a chic boost?  Here are our top three looks for getting a new season look without looking completely underdressed…

1)      Subtle Colours

Swap your black opaques for a subtle colour palette that will lift your look without being too garish.  Try brown tights with beiges and animal print, or grey and navy pairings for understated chic that works for day or evening… coloured opaques and wool tights will make sure you stay weather-appropriate without compromising on style.

2)      Chic Prints


ny fashionista worth her salt knows that this season prints are big and bold – but let’s face it, wearing Hawaiian prints at the moment isn’t going to be your best ever look.  Stick to the ladylike prints of last season for the time being, with spotty tights the classic go-to design that will never truly go out of fashion.  They’re the hosiery equivalent of the trench coat – go-with-anything apparel that bridges the awkward gap between seasons and always looks on-trend.

3)      Cold-weather Florals

Florals are always the first sign of summer arriving, but at the moment your gorgeous flowery outfits are sitting at the back of your wardrobe.  The solution?  Try floral lace tights or opaque floral tights.  You could even try wearing them under your summer shorts or sundresses for a nod to the new season without fallen victim to the plummeting temperatures.

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