Top Winter Woollies

This week as been a contrary mix of weather. Snow, ice freezing fog and now rain to come. It’s so hard to know what to wear to keep warm. I’m not a jeans or trousers person and so I will always look for ways to increase the wearability of even my most flimsy dresses. My secret weapon is woollies but not the type you put on your arms, the kind you wear on your legs. Here at MyTights

we have the perfect winter warmers for your legs that will keep out the chill until Spring.

Wool tights are not like wool jumpers where you notice the difference in quality versus price. The great Lycra technology that’s out there now means that even the lower priced ranges have great texture and staying power. When looking at wool tights, look at the amount of wool in your tights – the higher the quantity, the warmer they will be.

Pretty Polly is a great brand to start with. These are not the most expensive or the most economical but Pretty Polly 150D Angora Blend Tights are a great buy. Made from lighter than light Angora wool, these close knitted tights will become a closet favourite and the classic shades of soft grey and black work with just about everything in your winter wardrobe.

Grey is a dominant colour in the Falke wool ranges which include Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights and Falke Sensual Touch Silk Cashmere Blend Tights. At £24 and £29 respectively, Falke isn’t a budget buy but the superior blend of lycra versus cotton and 55% wool fibre, combined with hand finished seams means that the overall fit feels like a slice of affordable luxury.

Grey isn’t a colour that features in the range for Transparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights, but just about every other colour is represented. The nine colours include purple, plum, green and bronze and the ubiquitous black. With a whopping 70% wool and a £12.90 price tag, these tights are a firm favourite and I have just about every colour in my own wardrobe.

Adding texture to your wool is another way to add interest. Levante Wool Ribbed Tights have 60% wool which shows through the lovely rib texture. These are great weekend tights and more casual colours in the range will look great with your willies and boots.

Need something warmer for the office? Aristoc have created a great combination of wool, cashmere and Lycra to create Aristoc Cashmere Blend 100D Tights. These cashmere tights have a subtle sheen so they are a great product to take you from the office to dinner and beyond. At £25.00 they’re not a cheap staple but one that I can

guaranteed you will come to rely on, particularly if black is your colour.

Now, if you want a tip for something new, take a renewed look at white. It might not be your first colour of choice for winter tights but add white and instantly you’re channeling the graphic and futuristic styles that are around at the moment. Transparenze Dora Wool Rib Tights have one of the strongest whites around in a 60% wool mix that just feels so nice on your legs. At £15.25, this is an ideal economical way to try a new fashion without breaking the bank.

So why turn your back on your legs when the temperatures take a nose dive. My Grandmother always used to say there is no bad weather, only bad choices in clothes. Adapt what you’re wearing to suit what’s going on outside and you can make the most of one of your great features, all year round.

Until next week….

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