I could still love this season for the tights alone.
Net notes: If it is tasteful, it is ageless. Tights-and-boot girls: Be sure you choose a soft hide boot with interior zipper facings, otherwise zipper-rub will destroy those Fogels for you in a snap. For the leg-coverer's (boo, hiss, boo): Riding skirt.
Don't try to make too much sense of matching the hosiery color to the shoe or boot, a little flash of color on your leg between your hem and boot is fabulous, revolutions have started over less. Jet back to jet black is never wrong but jewel tones mixed with earthy naturals are engaging and pare down the lust factor of the spike: Sapphire tights over a cognac knee-high spike. Jade next to graphite. Pewter and navy. Burgundy and gunmetal. Ivory and pecan. Are you with me?
Sigerson Morrison, Belle
Burberry, Gloss Grain
Modern Vintage, Crinkle
Stuart Weitzman, Igiveup (Yes, that is really their name. I have no idea how these boots got in here. The devil made me do it. But I'm not sorry: Black pencil skirt and tights, six days a week but not on Sundays, then this would get talked about.)
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