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Fashion Looks North

Want to stay up to date with the latest Legwear looks from around the UK?
Why not check out one of my favourite street fashion blogs Fashion looks north Published by L The girl checking out THAT new look as you're swanning up a northern UK high street.

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Celebrity legwear style- Peaches geldof

Name:Peaches Geldof
Hair Colour:Blonde
Eye Colour:Blue
Body Type:Booty Beauty

P.O.B:London, EnglandPeaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof (born 16 March 1989) is a British socialite and occasional broadcaster.

In September 2007 Geldof made her catwalk debut modelling for PPQ at London Fashion Week. She was also announced as the face of the Australian fashion line Dotti. Together with friend Fifi Brown, she also performs in a DJ-ing duo known as Trash Pussies.

Geldof has been featured in the British Hello! magazine wearing three dresses, which were claimed to have been Marilyn Monroe's movie costumes. The magazine paid �7,000 for a cover shoot to dress Peaches Geldof in the gowns, which were claimed to have been created by Oscar-winning costume designer William Travilla. An exhibition connected to the Peaches Geldof photo shoot, in October 2007, was named the 'Lost Collection' of William Travilla. The Hilton Hotel chain offered to host the exhibition.

With a family tree that includes Paula Yates and Bob Geldof, it's no surprise that Peaches Geldof has a covetable sense of style. Whether she's DJ-ing with Fifi Brown, burning up the dance floor at a Boombox party or rubbing shoulders with the A-list backstage at Glastonbury, Peaches always looks hot. Is it her eternal nonchalance or just a genetic disposition to cool? We don't know, but here's how to get her legwear looks...






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New bootights- What a cool idea.

Its been really cold lately and boots are a must have staple These bootights are a great idea. Socks and tights combined into one ! No need to pull on extra socks over your tights to keep your feet warm while wearing tights.

Made exclusively for wearing with boots, Bootights is an innovative product that combines the fashionable look of tights with the comfort and cushioning of attached ankle socks. These moisture-wicking tights help eliminate painful blisters and unsightly snags, all while keeping your feet cozy and warm. Tight of nylon/Lycra® spandex; sock of CoolMax® nylon/nylon/Lycra® spandex. Machine washable. Made in the USA.

These mid-calf Bootights work under taller boots, and are equipped with moisture wicking technology to keep your feet dry.

If you’ve got a thing for booties, try these ankle Bootights–they’re padded with the same cushioning on ankle socks.

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Featured blogger Sixbeforebreakfast

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This weeks featured blogger is Sixbeforebreakfast clink on the pic above to pop to her website.
Is there a question you would like me to include in future posts ? Let me know.

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How do you get your inspiration for the outfits you wear ?
A lot of my inspiration comes from other street fashion bloggers. I love that the online fashion community is vast and varied. I am inspired by so many women with so many different styles! Recently I’ve tried to pick pieces from my closet that don’t get much wear and build outfits around them. But mostly I just daydream outfits and learn what I love through trial and error.


Who has had the biggest fashon influence on your outfits ?
I’m not sure if I could name one person! I like to dress to make me happy so I guess I am my biggest influence. Boyfriend helps a lot though; he is who I turn to for critique. Often times he’s right when he suggests a change—sometimes he just thinks my skirt is too short. haha.



What made you start posting your pictures on chictopia ?
I first started using wardrobe_remix and I showed the website to my roommate (a fashion major) and she introduced me to chictopia. The site is so easy to use and the community so warm that I was instantly hooked!

What blogs and websites do you follow and why ?
I follow a ton of blogs. My favorite fashion blogs right now are Kennedy Holmes, Vintage Vixen, Fashiontoast, Jenloveskev, Hipster Musings, and Barbro Anderson. I find that I cycle through favorite bloggers as my moods change. A few weeks ago I was in love with other fashionistas!


Would you describe yourself as a trendsetter or fashion follower ?
Hopefully neither. I tend to thrift a lot so I’m not hugely influenced by what’s new in stores. I don’t follow runway shoes (besides the images posted on the blogs I follow) so I have no idea what the latest designs are. I dress in clothes that make me smile. If other people are inspired by what I wear awesome! Getting compliments rocks but I haven’t seen any mini-Sarah’s running around. Haha


How would you describe your style ?
Cyclical and constantly changing. Right now I’m really into layers upon layers. I wear mostly skirts and dresses. Last year I was jeans and tee shirts. Two years ago I was all about the latest thing at Forever 21 and H&M.; I have no idea how to label my style!

Does the hosiery you wear dictate the clothes,outfit you wear ?
Sometimes. If I am wearing a really loud pair of stockings or socks I will plan an outfit around them. Mostly I plan outfits and pick the hosiery that compliments the outfit the best. Stockings/socks can make or break an outfit and I love that they are such an easy and fun accessory.


What is in your hosiery drawer or closet ?
A bunch of unmatched socks. Maybe 10-15 stockings balled up carefully. A few pairs of thigh high socks. Probably some miscellaneous underwear or t-shirts that have migrated into the drawer.



How do you choose your hosiery ?
I pick hosiery based on the gaps I find in my collection. Nothing is more frustrating than creating an outfit and discovering that not a single stocking you own matches. When that happens I jot down the color/pattern I need and pick it up when I see it. The more quirky patterns I own are spontaneous purchases!
Where do you shop for hoseiry ?
I was recently introduced by a friend to I love the brand Hue. Urban Outfitters has some great, funky patterns. I want to try We Love Colors because I’ve heard such great things.



What was the last item of hosiery you brought, how much you spent etc ?
Yikes. It has been awhile since I purchased hosiery. I think I made a huge purchase from sockdreams (maybe $50). I ordered two pair of cotton thigh-highs (green and maroon), a pair of knee-high brown socks, a pair of black and pink horizontally striped thigh-highs, and black thigh-highs with little bows. My next purchase will be a sock belt or garter belt to hold these suckers up!

Do you prefer sheer or opaque tights,stockings or holdups,socks or kneehighs,sheer toe or reinforced ?
I probably have more opaque tights because I like patterns. I ordered a bunch of knee highs and thigh highs but it’s a little cold for the former and the latter don’t stay up very well. I prefer reinforced toe because I tear holes in everything!


When do you wear hosiery,daily-once a week etc ?
Several times a week. I wear a lot of tights and stockings because I wear a lot of skirts and dresses. As the weather has turned colder I’ve been wearing thick cotton leggings more and more. I can’t wait for the temperature to rise so I can wear my stockings and socks comfortably again!

What is your hosiery staple ?
I wouldn’t say that I had one!

How does wearing tights make you feel emotionally ? More feminine, better with girly outfits not thought about it ? I ordered thigh high stockings because there is something very feminine and seductive about wearing them under a modest skirt or dress.


Are you more likely to wear tights on a certain day ?
When it’s warm I wear tights almost every day!


Do you physically like the feel of tights and touch ? Do your legs ache less, prefer than pants ? not thought about it ? I prefer tights to pants because I prefer dresses/skirts to pants and in the winter it is a necessity to have my legs covered.

What are your style tips for wearing tights ?
Try anything. Most tights are inexpensive (compared to other clothing items) and it can be a great way to introduce a funky pattern into an outfit.

If you could own a celebrities hosiery drawer,who's would it be ?
I was recently introduced to Emilie Autumn and I would love her mis-matched hosiery drawer!

Do you keep a spare pair of tights in your bag ?

The best and worst things about hosiery, Love-hate ?
It’s easy to buy cheap hosiery that tears. Or more delicate pairs that tear. Tears period are the worst thing!


Have you ever worn tights in bed ?
Not intentionally. Haha. I have fallen asleep in tights before, though.


Whats the best way to put on tights?
My mother taught me to put both feet on and inch them up your legs (to prevent runs).
Do you recycle your tights ?

I once used my cheap purple tights in a Halloween costume…


How to buy tights that fit

Let's face it tights are must-have items in every woman's wardrobe, but they don't always fit the way you'd like. Some are too tight around the waist. Some tend to crawl down from your waist and sag at the crotch every time you sit or bend over. Some just don't feel right on your feet, causing your toes or heels to become sore after long wear.

Though you might find it difficult to buy just the right fit, you still have to go through the pain-staking process of shopping for tights occasionally. These tips should ease the stress a little and may even allow you to actually enjoy wearing tights!

Sizing Charts

Most tights packaging will include a sizing chart to give you an idea of what size to buy. It will usually indicate which hose to buy based on height and weight, such as Small, Medium or Queen sizes for a height of 5'4". Keep in mind that this chart or grid is only a starting point for finding the right fit. Buying hosiery sometimes takes a little trial and error before you find the perfect brand and size to meet your needs. Some brands tend to fit smaller than what's indicated on the chart, so you might have to choose a size larger for these to fit comfortably. For example, Pretty Polly and Aristoc pantyhose are designed for women sized 5' - 5'10" whereas Falke products are generally designed for women who are 5' - 6' tall. Some brands such as Levee focus on products for fuller sized women.

Consider Your Waist Line

If you're short-waisted and thin, then you might not have to worry too much about the tights edging down from your waistline as you move around. But if you're a little on the chubby side with a long waist, this can happen quite often. In this case, you might need to buy a slightly larger size or choose control top for better support around your waist and belly. This too might require trial and error, meaning you might have to buy a pair from several brand companies before finding the perfect fit.

Tights for All Needs

Every woman has different needs when it comes to tights; therefore, her selection and the reason for buying tights may differ from other ladies. It's a good idea to shop on your own and do your own research instead of depending on the advice of others. You might have a friend who is much shorter or skinnier than you. Her tights selection will be different - she might even use an entirely different brand than you.

Also, perhaps you have blood circulation problems in your legs or have to stand for long hours on the job. You'll need special support hose to help keep your legs healthy. Keep in mind that today there are massage , weight loss , modeling tights and other styles designed to meet special needs for every woman. Women in career fields where a lot standing and/or sitting is required (such as nurses or office personnel) are always advised to buy good quality support hose. You will likely have to spend more than usual on one pair of hose to get better support, but these tend to last much longer. You can't put a price tag on having good health.

If you want to try something different besides traditional tights, give other hosiery products a try such as stockings, holdups, and thigh highs. You might find these to work better for your wardrobe needs. When shopping for tights online, only order one pair from a particular brand for starters to be sure it provides a comfortable, supportive fit. You might order one pair from several top brands to try each for a few days and see which one you like best. Once you find the right brand and size, you can order a few more pair to have on standby.

Use these tips and develop a talent for finding great tights for every occasion!

Oringina xo

Credit Chris Robertson

Sock It

Just a bit of fun. I found this game over at SockShop, basically you have to find the socks and match the pairs up. Full size game here Sock it

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I have just come across this blog some really nice outfits and plenty of legwear ideas to browse. Check it out.