It may be one of the most bizarre trends of 2016 but fishnet tights underneath jeans are having a sartorial moment. And if someone told me that a year ago, I’d have thought they were certifiably insane!
When I bought a pair of fishnet tights for my Halloween outfit I didn’t think I’d ever be wearing them again. Little did I know…
But with this unseasonably warm weather, there’s never been a better time to try it out! Last week I decided to dig out mine and layer them under baggy Zara jeans with ripped knees.
Fishnet socks with runners or loafers are really cute and don’t require you to freeze to death or flash flesh. They look especially good with raw hem or cropped jeans.White fishnet socks are also great with runners.
A white t-shirt, cropped hoody or long coat all compliment this look. Casual flats or runners are the best accompaniment.
Fishnet tights come in all sizes and colours so don’t feel you have to conform to the bog standard black ones. Red ones look great with blue jeans and white or nude fishnets are more subtle. You can even get embellished crystallized fishnets on Etsy.
My fishnets were €7.99 from H & M but you can get them in most shops. If you’re having trouble finding some, then just hit up Ann Summers you’re bound to get them there!
My Zara jeans and H & M fishnets.
You can buy fishnet socks and oversize fishnet tights on Asos.com. I really like these as they have a reinforced toe making them less likely to rip.
Fishnet socks. Pic: Asos.com
Red fishnets. Pic: Asos.com
White fishnet tights. Pic: Asos.com
Fishnets are actually quite versatile and when it gets warmer I’ll be wearing mine with skirts and vintage Levis cut-offs. The downsides are they rip easily, are handwash only and can leave a diamond imprint on your legs and waist!
What do you guys make of this trend? Would you try it out? Leave me a comment below and let me know.
I don’t know about you but I almost fell off my chair when I saw an article featuring ski pants on Vogue.com! This winter, prepare to see ski pants, puffer jackets and even button up tracksuit pants are making an appearance.
Now I love a good throwback so I’m doing my best to embrace this look.
Anywhere I’ve seen ski pants featured, they’re styled with a heel but I can’t help thinking the skinny styles are still unflattering….and don’t get me started on fashion editorials where the stirrup is wrapped around a heel!
Personally I think they look good in a looser leg with a mule type shoe or with runners in traditional nineties style. They do compliment heeled loafers also.
We’ve all seen that photo of Kim in her Adidas trackies and bizarre as it is I have to say it’s one of her better outfits. She almost looks semi-comfortable unlike when she’s squeezed herself into nude cycling shorts and sock boots…shudder!
To top off all this, the shoes of the season are clunky heeled loafers. Let that sink in. Loafers aren’t the prettiest of shoes but they are damn smart! These classic black ones from Zara are one of my favourites this year. They are €49.95.
Even if you’re not a massive fan, you have to admit they’re better than mules or flats with ballet laces…and those are your other two choices shoe lovers!
Velvet is back..but actually it never left! It’s the one timeless fabric that reappears every A/W without fail.Velvet adds a touch of luxury to an outfit and is great for dressy occasions.
Personally I like velvet so much that my confirmation outfit consisted of purple velvet suit, skinny flares and matching top. I wish you could have seen it… dopest confirmation outfit EVER.
These velvet dresses from Bershka are perfect for winter nights out, long sleeves, cosy velvet material and will work with black tights. Plus they’re plain so you can dress them up or down. I think they would look great with black boots. This is a fitted dress and the colours will work on most people.
Pink velvet dress. Pic: Bershka.com
Green velvet dress. Pic: Bershka.com
While we associate velvet mainly with pretty dresses and dressy jackets, this year there are loads of casual velvet options. After all when Kendall wears it, mere mortals must follow. 😛
I’m thrilled to have a new job again to support myself while I’m in college. And I’m working at one of my favourite shops, Bershka! Naturally I’m already mentally spending my wages and I’ve put together a wishlist of some of favourite items. As I don’t have much time to think about clothes at the moment, lots of the items are cute everyday things, ideal for students. Bershka also are reasonably priced and have good sales. N.B. I don’t receive any payment or incentive from Bershka to promote these items-these are all my personal choices.
I especially like Bershka’s accessories. This watch is one of my favourite things I’ve seen all year. (Update-I bought it!).
Meanwhile these lace-up trousers are a completely affordable alternative to the expensive Tripp NYC jeans I’ve been in love with. They are about €100 cheaper, much more suitable for my student budget! 😉
Bershka have also capitalized on the A-line trend. This denim skirt with faux suede trim is really striking. It’s styled very casually here but I think it would look even nicer with heels and black tights.
You can always rely on Bershka to have really nice dresses and tops coming up to Christmas and they are really reasonably priced. I really like their bodysuits and bought a gorgeous navy lace one for my birthday.This tulle and velvet bodysuit would be great for a Christmas night out or any dressy occasion.
The footwear range is also worth checking out with lots of styles to choose from. My favourite styles this season include these studded ankle boots.
Also these white quilted runners are great for ideal if you’re not quite ready to wear boots yet. I’d love these for walking to college and I’d style them with blue or black jeans and a simple t-shirt.
Bershka have one of the best selection of bags out there, I always love looking at their new bags and trying to justify getting yet another!
This season their styles include this baroque print bucket bag.
This detail on this drawstring bag makes it look really expensive but it’s only €29.99.
And saving the best for last, this buckle detail bag with a chain strap is just gorgeous!
Hope you’ve liked this post, I look forward to bringing you all some more Bershka looks soon. Don’t forget you can follow the blog on Facebook by clicking here. Thanks for reading as always.
I’m just back from a great holiday in London. I love London and have documented my travels here before but every time I go there it’s a different experience. I arrived on Friday and was quite tired from travelling but managed to drag myself out to Oxford Street to shop. (I know what a hero…)
Ah, Oxford Street! I love Oxford Street, it’s like a pilgrimage to me but it is so crazy! Luckily I’m not daunted by this and set about shopping. The two main places to go to on Oxford Street are Primark/Penneys and Topshop. However they are both so packed and busy that its difficult to negotiate your way through either at peak times.
I’d often attempted to go into the flagship Topshop store before but each time left because it was too busy. For once it wasn’t too busy and I was able to look around. This Topshop is more like a department store with loads of concessions from funky jewellery brands such as Ottoman Hands, phone accessories, vintage handbags, a piercing parlour, makeup, a hair braiding service, a bubble tea and a cupcake stand. Oh yeah and clothes and shoes also…three floors of them! Here’s some of the items which caught my eye and some of the new season stock.
Turkish inspired jewellery from Ottoman Hands.
Vintage handbags and scarves
With regard to autumn/winter clothing, there’s lots of suede, earthy colours, furry waistcoats and 70’s style clothing. This blue suede mini skirt is really adorable.
Topshop’s mannequin display is always creative. This vegetation background is really compliments the clothing and I love the long blonde dreads on the mannequin.
The next stop was obviously Primark where I bought some great holiday clothing. I’ll be featuring all these in an upcoming post.
On Saturday I spent some time at the National History Museum and the V & A. Both museums were near my hostel and easily accessible by the Underground.
National History museum.
The National History museum was full of kids on holiday so I left pronto but the V & A was a lot calmer. The Victoria and Albert museum describes itself as the world’s greatest museum of art and design.This musuem is a must for any fashion lover as they have amazing textile and fashion exhibitions. The last time I was here, I saw Grace Kelly’s wardrobe and their Alexander Mc Queen exhibition broke attendance records! Best of all most of the museum is free however special exhibitions charge a small fee.
The V & A museum.
Inside the V & A.
Christian Dior clothing on display at the V & A.
Currently, their exhibition “Shoes, Pleasure and Pain” is on display. Being a shoe obsessive I had to see it! This exhibition explores the erotic connotations with shoes and feet and the role of the shoe in different cultures, movies, folk-lore and fairy tales. Every type of shoe imaginable from different eras was on display from the red slippers in the “Wizard of Oz”, the Cinderella glass slipper designed by Swarovski, shoes made for bound feet to Christian Louboutins. Even the famous blue Vivienne Westwood platforms which caused Naomi Campbell to fall on the runway were on display.
Some of my favourite shoes in the exhibition: clockwise from top Prada “Tail Light sandals, Indian toe post wedding shoes and the iconic Vivienne Westwood platforms.
I also went to the Spitalfields Market in the east of London which is a real hipster neighbourhood, Notting Hill and spent a few days outside London by the sea. I’m going to devote another post to these adventures and look forward to writing about them soon! I’m also looking forward to doing another travel post on my holiday in Palma de Mallorca. Thank you for reading as always and to like my Facebook page just click here.