Thursday, 18 September 2014

WINTER WARMERS - patterned tights for winter, how to wear - first post for student fashion

So as all you fabulous bloggers know i have recently began to write for a new fashion website called student fashion a blogging website where bloggers write and contribute there fashion ideas and thoughts and lookbooks to the whole web to inspire people and students everywhere. And since ive recently been obsessed with tights and have been sharing myn on my instagram page. So i decided to use them in my first post for student fashion and since i havent blogged for a while i though why not feature my first real writing piece on my very own blog for everyone to hopefully enjoy.

So my first post is dedicated to the wonder of tights and how to wear them! and since winters coming up i thought theres no better time to wear tights? gets you out of your boring jeans or leggings right? so this is showing you tights lovers out there that arent sure how to make tights a part of your outfit this is how. Styles for every girl with any style. But as you all know me i like to keep things a little risky stylisticly so some of these looks are on trend but for the fashionable lady who loves to be original and unique. Enjoy!

Winter trend!! - patterned tights and how to wear them. I love winter especially in England even though its cold basically the whole damn year its nice to be able to wear winter outfits when it isn't the middle of the summer. And be able to get into that Christmas spirit when its fast approaching. But what everyone's thinking at winter time isn't about how nice to cold weather is even though you usually start to get sick of the cold by the time December comes and you just want summer again! is what the heck to i wear??!

And this post is going to hopefully give you a little guidance and help you along with finding the perfect winter warmers and my perfect solution is of course coloured and patterned tights. They even come in the knitted variety now ive noticed which is totally perfect. You can still wear skirts and dresses in the winter but add a pair of patterned tights to add a little bit of colour or dimension to your look which is great when you don't want to wear your standard pair of thick black tights. And which means there's no excuse for boring leggings or jeans and especially not track pants! because as karl Lagerfeld once said "if your wearing track pants you've given up!" But there's no need to give up because there's tights! and anyone can wear them no matter your style.

so i put together 6 ( well it was originally meant to be five) but i couldn't resist adding more and more boards until i decided i needed to stop! but i wish i had these outfit. I out them together using polyvore showing you how to wear tights this winter. While staying style and current. I have tried to use different colours and textures to suite both feminine styles and  androgynous styles.I have also added a list of sources below the boards showing you where the items are from.

OUTFIT ONE - Winter warmers
I put together this outfit Taking main inspiration from the gorgeous Autumn leaves. The burgundy and orange really complement each other perfect for Autumn. And of course the gorgeous Betsey Johnson lace tights compliment the outfit perfectly keeping your legs warm and stylish. While still remaining a little sexy And adding a little texture to the outfit.

hat -Janessa Leone savoy hat - £140 available at barneys
cape - Burberry - £375 - available at
Pussy bow blouse - £60 - available at
Black leather pencil skirt - Yves Saint Laurent - £1975 - available online
Tights - Betsey Johnson - £18 - available at
Ankle boots - Rupert Sanderson - £700 - available at
Yellow tote -
Leather gloves - Mulberry - £200 - available at

 Outfit 2 - Tartan delight
I put together this look by starting off my outfit around a key piece which is of course the amazing tartan tights. I then kept the rest of the outfit simple by picking out some colours within the tights. I then decided to add the cobalt blue and acid yellow into the outfit as a colour block to make the outfit more dramatic. However i know this isn't for everyone and if you wanted to just stick to using one colour such as black or red you could do.

Cape - Michael Kors - £180 - available at
 Tartan tights - £10 - River Island
 leather shorts - £15 - available at
Over the knee boots - £1400 - available at
 Earrings - £31

Outfit 3 - Hot in the city
his look was inspired by the recent trends of colour blocking and of course putting together cobalt blue and orange. I wanted this look to be more of a city slick look. Classy but stylish and something you could dress down or dress up for night. But kept it casual by adding a simple black pom pom beanie to keep it urban.

Orange pencil dress with belt - Gucci - £2.60 available at
 Cobalt blue over coat - £300
Pom pom beanie - £100 - available at
Stockings - £7.90 - available at

Outfit 4 - Wicked winter colour block 
This is one of my favourite outfits and for the inner dare devil in all of us girls. It is a very on trend look perfect for the colour blocking trend. And its perfect for autumn by adding a pair of print clashing lace tights and a cute white bobble beanie.

Pussy bow blouse - £180
Pink grid knitted coat - £18 - available at
Cream pom pom beanie - £30 - available at
Floral lace tights - £4.58 - available at
Neon wrap skirt - £32 - available at
Blue peep toe booties - £245 - available at
Earrings chanel - price unknown

Outfit 5 - Hot in the city
This look is for any edgy girl who loves tough fashion. It is a more edgy look than the others but just as equally on trend. I used the neon green and yellow and then added some tough black and leather accessories to toughen up the look and complete it with some rock chic tights.

Coat space couture - £163
 Tights -£9.79 -  available at
Neon beanie - £6.35 - available at
 Spike wrist band - £3.99 - available at
Skinny belt French Connection - £18 - available at
Boots - burberry

Outfit 6 - Knitted winter
I created this look around the key piece a knitted jumper perfect for the winter cold. And adding another classic piece the leopard print booties with blue toe. And then decided to be a little risky by adding some cobalt blue tight to the look to complete it.

 Hat - £31 - available at
Jumper - £275 - available at
 Leather skirt - £400
Bangles - £9.12 - available at
Cobalt blue tights - £12 - available at
red satchel - £2.40

Hope you enjoyed the post, and it gave you some ideas on how to wear printed, patterned and coloured tights over the winter months. Just remember take a risk and it could pay off  also let me know if you would like to see more fashion posts like this, comment below.
- Originalvintagequeen xo