It is always a bit awkward when celebrities wear the same outfit, but thankfully for Taylor Swift and Victoria Beckham, they styled their matching tights completely differently. Both pop stars were snapped in charcoal wool tights—Taylor making a coffee-run on a rainy day and Victoria while shopping in Paris—but we are dying to know, who wore it better?Victoria Beckham Wool

Taylor Swift made her charcoal tights look edgy and sweet in all black. She was spotted in a chic leather jacket that was zipped up the side, showing off her figure. The leather jacket is perfect for any weather, which was ideal for Taylor as she walked in the rain shielded by a black umbrella—style and practical points for Taylor. She paired the jacket with her charcoal tights, black ankle booties and a flirty A-line black skirt, which softened the look.

The classic and stylish outfit combined with her natural make-up and drizzling rain looks as though she is strolling through one of her classic love songs about to run into the man of her dreams.

On the other hand, singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham turned heads in her mostly black ensemble. She wore a plain black three-quarter-length shirt and a black pleated midi skirt broken up by a bright pink top only visible at the waist. The midi skirt is rising in popularity this season and you can never go wrong in all black, but her trendy combination came into question when she paired her charcoal wool tights with black strappy stilettos.

Usually tights and sandals—more commonly socks and sandals—are a huge fashion no-no, but Victoria makes us question what we have been taught since day one. She looks incredibly fashionable and there is no doubt that this style icon is starting a trend that no one thought would ever be spotted on well dressed celebrities.

Because of her adventurous assembly, we have to give Victoria the win this round! Taylor looked classically beautiful and any girl would look wonderful in her ensemble, but Victoria changed the game in her tights and sandals. Congrats Victoria, you have outdone yourself yet again!

Get both Taylor’s and Victoria’s look with our Falke Soft Merino Wool Tights and Wolford Velvet De Lux 66 Tights or pair them with your own trendy outfit and see if YOU can beat these stylish celebrities!

 

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What Alex Blake Wore – 04.17.14

As we gear up for Easter, as ever we have been wearing a whole range of gorgeous hosiery from fishnets to socks (!).

 

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 Matching her nude fishnet pantyhose with a tweed jacket, leaf green skirt and matching jade green polo neck, Laura’s ensemble is office chic that’s perfect for spring.

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Combining two major SS14 trends (glitter and pastel pink), the Jonathan Aston Iris Socks are a must-have for every fashionista. Nix styles her socks with a turquoise cardigan and matching shoes, then contrasting white pants and a white patterned top.

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 Teaming her blue opaque pantyhose with a navy and light grey office ensemble, Emma shows how you can inject a bit of fun into your work-wear!

Fingers crossed for more warm weather so that we can bring out the sheer pantyhouse! Happy holidays everyone!

 

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Seductive supermodel Suki Waterhouse and bestie Cara Delevinge were spotted at Karl Lagerfeld’s fragrance launch dinner at Harrods looking extra SUPER. Although everyone was there for Lagerfeld, the model duo stole the show looking fab in white. Cara was wearing a white tuxedo, but Suki was really turned heads in her white opaques!Celebrities at Harrods and Karl Lagerfeld Parfums VIP dinner, London, Britain - 13 Mar 2014

Suki is always setting trends and she is at it yet again. Usually, she is known for her boho-chic style, but this time she was channeling more of a girly elegance in her pale pastel ensemble—a color combination screaming spring. She paired her white opaques with a pink satin mini dress pulled together by a white leather belt and strappy stilettos.

This outfit disregards every stereotype that white tights are only for children because Suki looked innocently sexy. She also added a new fashion arrangement by taking inspiration from the AW14 Fashion Week with her tights and sandals. Usually, this would be a huge fashion don’t, but Suki manages to turn the combination into a fashion must for spring! It is a clever way to merge any tight or sock trend with your strappy sandals and wedges in a fashion forward manner.

You can look like you just walked off the catwalk like Suki in our Pamela Mann 50 Denier Tights and our DKNY Basic Opaque Tights. They both come in white and are almost identical to Suki’s opaques. They are also great quality and have a soft, comfortable feel!  Even curvy beauties can steal the look in our 50 Denier Plus Size Tights.

If you want to add your own twist to the trend, the Pamela Mann Bow Seam Ankle Tights are white and add a new fashion element to the trendy concept with a back seam and bow design at the ankle.

Suki’s chic and unique looks are partially how she managed to land her hunky Hollywood boyfriend, Bradley Cooper, so who knows what mimicking her looks will do for you!

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What Alex Blake Wore – 04.11.14

Leggings, patterned tights, floral tights, the Alex Blake team have been wearing a wide range of gorgeous hosiery this week. Read below for your latest dose of hosiery inspiration.

 

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Nix teams the fabulous Trasparenze Dorella Footless Leggings with a chevron patterned mini dress and large gold hoop earrings. Short dresses look gorgeous when matched with a pair of black leggings à la Nix.

 

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Fun yet elegant, floral pantyhose look great when matched work-wear ensembles. Wearing a pleated long-sleeved dress, slim black belt, patent black heels and statement silver necklace, Laura matches her outfit with floral patterned tights.

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Showing off her love for all things monochrome, Emma matches her stripy pantyhose with a horizontal-striped sweater, black boots and a black mini-skirt with a sheer panel.

Take a look next week to see more examples of how to wear different types of gorgeous hosiery.

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Spring and Summer Trend: Power Socks

This spring and summer, fashion has highlighted a new area of the body—the ankle! Power socks are must-haves this season to show off those gorgeous ankles and bring a fresh and chic look to any ensemble. To appear as if you came straight from the runway, mimic the trends shown on the catwalks of major fashion designers with a great pair of fashion socks!

Many designers used power socks this season. Orla Kiely paired black ankle highs with a tribal print dress and black shoes for a girly and relaxed look, which also featured the ankle. She also used crochet knee highs paired with a long A-line dress and pink hat, which created a whimsical, yet elegant appearance. For a more casual look, both the ankle highs and crochet knee highs would look fab with high-waisted shorts and a patterned bralet!

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Ralph Lauren used classic black knee high socks with preppy and polished long-sleeved dresses and skirts paired with black pumps. Sheer knee highs were also seen at Mark Fast with edgy leather and cut-out dresses. Black knee highs can go from day to night with ease by pairing them with a tight, but modest cut dress or skirt and a blazer for work and leather jacket for night.

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Contrastingly, white ankle and trainer socks were spotted at Jacquemus and Eudon Choi. They were worn with matching white tennis shoes—perfect for the sporty spring and summer trend—and modern geometric heels. The white ankle sock is versatile and fashionable in the warm weather!

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Patterned and mismatched socks are also popping up with spring and summer. Striped socks were used at Marimekko with a colourful patterned dress for a high-fashion look. This can be easily mimicked with our selection of Happy Socks paired with a contrasting patterned dress, skirt or even sweater with tennis shoes or heels! Mismatched socks were also spotted at Ashish with flats and graphic t-shirts for a casual but fun ensemble.

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Whatever your style, power socks are the perfect addition to your wardrobe this spring and summer and thankfully, Alex Blake has tons of options to show off those ankles!

 

 

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What Alex Blake Wore 04.04.14

The Alex Blake office was jam packed with cute fashion pantyhose this week. Look no further for some workwear inspiration, we’ve got all bases covered from spots to animal print!

Laura-PatternedTights-EmilioCavallini03Teaming elegant patterned pantyhose with a gorgeous orange wrap skirt along with black boots, shirt and jacket, Laura is living proof that any office outfit can earn extra chic points with the addition of some fashion pantyhose.

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Nix wears her pretty polka dot fashion pantyhose with a cool dark blue top, black skirt, tan shoes and cute necklace.

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Call yourself a fashionista? Well then you simply have to have a pair of animal print patterned pantyhose in your closet. We adore how Krys combines a leopard print scarf with the Trasparenze Adventure Tights.

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What Alex Blake Wore – 21.03.14

This week we were wearing some pretty patterned pantyhose and knee highs.  Check out our latest looks to get some ideas of how to spice up your work wear wardrobe.

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For a fun but elegant look, take inspiration from Laura’s ensemble by matching the Oroblu Adelle Tights with a red star patterned mid-sleeved dress. These subtle polka dot pantyhose are ideal for the office lending your outfit a touch of style. 

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For a masterclass in layering turn to Nix and her new Pretty Polly Spot Knee Highs from the Pretty Polly Wave Spot Knee Highs 2PP. Matching them with colored opaque pantyhose, Nix shows us what to wear during that Spring/Winter cross over period. 

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Bring some glamour to your work wardrobe by wearing some floral patterned pantyhose just like our lovely Suzanne. Here Suzanne teams these stylish fashion pantyhose with a gorgeous burgundy dress and a pair of chic black boots.

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Styling Tips To Save You Time

Charnos-Boudoir-All-in-one-SuspenderWe’ve all been there, it’s 7:59, you really need to leave at 8 and you still aren’t ready to do that final cell-wallet-keys check. Well there’s no need to sacrifice the mascara or the lipstick, instead just enjoy your hosiery favorites in a fraction of the time. Thanks to new design breakthroughs in the world of nylons and stockings, it’s now easy to wear exactly what you want without any hassle and fussing, leaving you to start your day in style.

No Time For Suspender Belts? Try Suspender Tights instead.

There’s nothing like the feeling of wearing stockings and suspenders, they give you a sultry vintage look that looks just divine. However in those bleary-eyed mornings  stockings can be unrealistic when the choice is between an extra 5 minutes in bed or hunting for that suspender belt and clipping it onto the stockings. That’s where suspender tights come in, as they combine the saucy suspenders look with the practical nature of pantyhose. Seen on many celebs over the pond, the Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights created by Pretty Polly with the British designer Henry Holland in a 40/20 denier provide a convincing yet modern style in a matter of seconds.

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Or instead if you’re looking for something that’s a little more lacy, we recommend the Charnos Boudoir All in One Suspender Stockings. Made in sheer 15 denier with thick lace suspenders and belt that lie flat against your skin for a gorgeous look that won’t break the bank or leave you scrambling around for your suspender belt.

No Need to Pull Your Socks Up with these Pantyhose.

It’s a cute on-trend style that should be oh-so-easy to emulate: socks over sheer pantyhose. The reality is that you may find that you need to yank those socks up all day long – not such a good look. As we discovered before, all-in-one options are so much easier, the Pretty Polly Modal Secret Socks Tights have incorporated 60 denier “socks” into 20 denier sheer pantyhose. “Socks” that won’t ever fall down – yes please! Available in a variety of lengths and patterns, you can even rock some mock whale nets in the Pretty Polly Pattern Modal Secret Socks Tights.

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If the words “bare leg look” fill you with fear then listen up, these pantyhose are like makeup for your legs providing you with a flawless complexion instantly. Designed along with a team of dermatologists to give you the most natural shade possible, Falke Shelina Tights are available as a classic pantyhose and also in toeless versions – perfect for showing off that professional pedi without the need for the time consuming wax/scrub/mousturize/tan routine. Forget diamonds, Shelinas are the new girl’s best friend.

 

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Sarah Jessica Parker Goes Footless

Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker is at it again and has us all inspired at Alex Blake. She was spotted strutting around the Aventura Mall near Miami for her SJP Collection shoe line launch for Nordstrom, footless! sjp-footless-edited

I said footless, not shoeless. Naturally, she was showing off a gorgeous pair of ‘Carrie’ T-bar sandals from her collection accompanied by a pair of footless tights. Her blue-grey tights created a noticeable contrast against her skin to ensure that all eyes are on those stunning stilettos. Perfect for a shoe line launch, don’t you think?

However, I do think a neutral colored lace dress would have helped even more with that emphasis, but I suppose it wouldn’t be Sarah Jessica Parker without a little spunk.

There is no question that she was channelling her inner Carrie Bradshaw in this outfit. The combination of items really shouldn’t work together, but somehow she manages to look fabulous in a hot pink dress layered over a white shirt, blue-grey footless tights, stilettos, and of course, a tassel necklace.

For those of us who aren’t quite as adventurous as Sarah Jessica Parker, footless sheer tights are still the perfect addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. They can easily be paired with a sundress and a pair of sandals or wedges for those days when you travel from the hot sunshine to cool air-conditioned buildings. Not only are they perfect to accommodate the weather, but they help hide your not-so-tan legs at the beginning of the season!

Footless tights aren’t the only aspect of Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit that is making a comeback this spring and summer, though. Sheer tights are also a must in the upcoming sunshine. They made an appearance on the runway of London Fashion Week and add a pop of color to your otherwise bare legs—without prolonging the bundled-up feel of winter.

To sum it up, Sarah Jessica Parker is always ahead of the game when it comes to fashion and we all owe her a huge thank you for keeping us up to date.

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