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