Featured blogger- Cailinbirds

How do you get your inspiration for the outfits you wear ?

Of course I get inspired by other fashion blogs and magazines, but mainly I'd say I just buy the stuff I like and combine it the way I like it. I'd describe my style as very personal, I don't copy any outfits, I just dress the way I like it.


What made you start posting your pictures on Chictopia ?

I saw a Chictopia badge on some blog once and followed the link,that's how I remarked this site. I thought it was a really interesting community and so I joined. And I didn't regret it, it's nice to get such a detailed feedback and to be able to talk to people who are just as interested in fashion as I am.


What blogs and websites do you follow and why ?

I follow a lot of blogs, but my favourites are Fashion Squad (http://www.fashionsquad.com/) , Sanna Tranlöv (http://sannaknows.blogg.se/),Cocorosa (http://mypreciousconfessions.blogspot.com/), Hanneli (http://www.hanneli.com/), Dirtylitestylewhore (http://dirtylittlestylewhore.tumblr.com/) and Studded hearts (http://studdedhearts.blogspot.com/) and I follow and love these because I feel really inspired by them and I just love to look at them.They make me happy :)


Would you describe yourself as a trendsetter or fashion follower ?

Neither. I think I have my own style and think of my outfits myself, but of course I follow trends, but only the ones I like. I'd never wear something I don't like just because it's fashionable at the moment.


 How would you describe your style ?

As I said before, I'd decribe it as my personal style. I can't really clearly define my style, sometimes I like it all girly, sometimes more punky and black, and sometimestotally preppy. It really depends on my mood.

Does the hosiery you wear dictate your clothes or outfits ?

I wouldn't say it always does, but sometimes I feel particularly like wearing a special pair of tights or socks and them I combine my entire outfit around this certain piece.


Whats in your hosiery drawer or closet ?

I own a lot of different tights, for example leopard print,flower print,lace,dotted ones and so on and I love overknee socks, this is what my closet currently contains:
1. Fishnet tights - Zara
2. Lace tights - H&M;
3. Dot tights - River Island
4. Leopard tights - New Look
5. Flower wool tights - Urban Outfitters
6. Flower tights - Topshop
7. Silver glitter tights - H&M;
8. Overknee socks - H&M;
9. Tennis socks - American Apparel
10. Lace Leggins - H&M;


 How do you choose your hosiery ?

I don't have a particular concept on how to choose my hosiery, I just buy the tights and socks which I like :)

What was the last hosiery item you brought and for how much ?

I think it was my dotted tights from River Island,which cost about 16 Pounds. I was looking for dotted tights everywhere and so I was really happy when I found them.

How does wearing hosiery make you feel emotionally ?

Hm,I actually haven't thought about that, I love wearing them and I actually wear tights every day, so I suppose they make me feel good.

Do you like the feel of tights or just prefer them to pants, comfort wise ?

Yes I definitely love the feel of tights! I don't wear pants that often because I somehow think they can be really uncomfortable, but tights are great.


How often do you wear hosiery ?

I'd say about 5 days a week.

What are your style tips for wearing tights ?

Don't stop wearing them in winter! I always wear about 3 pairs of tights over each other to keep me warm so I don't have to pass on wearing them!

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

No I don't, actually there were times when I did but now I mainly where my black 70 DEN tights from H&M; which were a great find,they look good to almost everything and they feel nice and they are somehow indestructable!

What do you love-hate about hosiery ?



The best is that tightss are so comfy and that you can wear skirts and dresses even if it's cold outside, thanks to them. The worst thing is when you own a very nice pair of tights and it rips so that you can't wear them anymore.

Check out Cailinbirds blog here:  http://birdsofafeatherblog.blogspot.com/

Oringina xo

The pick of this weeks Legwear looks from Lookbook




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Fashion w/ Tights (featuring Welovecolors.com)



Legwear explained


Textured, printed, opaque, sheer and footless tights and leggings, fishnet stockings, and panty-hose... you've got tons of options when it comes to hosiery, but all that lingerie jargon - hold ups, control-top, knee-high - can get a little confusing. Hosiery can be lumped into three basic categories: tights (opaque or sheer, footed or footless), sheer or fishnet stockings (hold-ups or with garter belts), and leggings or footless tights.

Footed Tights

Sheer & Opaque Tights

Before shopping for tights, familiarize yourself with the term, "denier." This refers to the sheerness of the tight. The lower the denier, the sheerer the hosiery will be on your leg. A high denier is of course more opaque, and will result in a thicker tight with more saturated color.

Denier less than 10 is barely there. Such tights are perfect for warmer weather or at formal occasions. Tights with a denier between 10 and 20 are the most popular sheer hosiery because they are practical, durable, and still leave your legs looking only lightly covered. Denier between 25 and 35 is semi-opaque and above 40 is totally opaque.

Colored Tights

With not a glimpse of your skin visible through the tights, 40-plus denier is perfect for colder weather and bright, vibrant colors like red, burnt orange, purple, burgundy, hot pink, ballet pink, turquoise, textured nude black, brown and striped. If you're wearing color, keep your legs neutral with black, gray, or brown. If you're wearing neutral tones and feel like having a bit of extra fun, go ahead and jazz up your stems with an eye-popping pair of tights.

When deciding what color you're going to tint your lower half, anything goes... almost. Pick deeply saturated shades in season-appropriate colors. Deep burgundies, reds, purples, browns, grays and black are your top picks for the colder months, and eye-popping, vibrant tints such as turquoise and magenta fun warmer weather choices. Always avoid lighter tones like peach, beige or pale yellow, unless you're layering with a fishnet over top.

Textured Tights

If you're not a fan of intense color, or if you just want to change it up, slip on a pair of top quality sheer tights in neutral tones or patterned textures to beautify your legs.

Sexy Stockings

Garter Belts

If you want to spice things up, pick up a pair of sexy stockings and an understated garter belt instead of full hosiery. With luxurious lace tops, sexy back seams and undeniably irresistible straps, stockings are easily the hottest undergarment you'll ever put on. Avoid unintentional peepshows by making sure that your hemline is long enough to prevent flashing innocent colleagues or other bystanders whilst crossing your legs. You don’t want to look like a hussy, so reserve such racy peeks for that special someone.

Thigh-High Hold Ups

If you can't be bothered with a garter belt, thigh-high hold ups are your best bet. The elasticized top, combined with a silicone band, keeps this stocking snuggly in place mid-thigh. Avoid common recommendations to slather your legs with moisturizer - the added product will only make the top slip annoyingly all day long.

Fishnet Stockings

Fishnet stockings, tights, and textured hosiery are an updated, more fashionable replacement old fashioned nylons or pantyhose. Check out Fishnet Stockings for advice on the size of the mesh, the shade of the stocking, and the footwear and clothing best paired with your choice hosiery.

Tights Leggings & Footless Tights

Cropped or footless tights are a fantastic option for casual looks, and are best worn under a mid-thigh skirt paired with a pair of flats in warmer months. Cropped tights and leggings are most flattering on ladies with longer legs, as cutting the leg at this place can have the visual effect of shortening the leg, so if you desperately want to lengthen your legs, stick with footed tights.


Oringina xo

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