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Wednesday 9 October 2019

Adding Drama to an Outfit With Patterned Tights

Woman in burgundy with patterned tights

One of the reasons I like the return of cooler weather is the chance to wear hosiery. I've written before here and here about my love of hosiery, specifically tights, in amazing hues and patterns. UK Tights invited me to select a few pairs and this week I'm featuring the fabulous Brocatelle tights by Cecilia de Rafael, designed by Ulises Merida, a Spanish designer.

Close up of woman's leg to show the intricate design of the Brocatelle tights by Cecilia de Rafael from UK Tights

I thought my new burgundy Hope skirt (bought in the sale a few weeks ago) would add some lush texture to these amazing tights. Being a matchy-matchy girl, I added my burgundy Ted Baker top with detachable bow, matching bag (old) and, perfect for the autumn chills, my old faux fur gilet. Mixing lots of textures - the fur, the velvet from the skirt and bag, and of course the brocade pattern of the tights, adds extra interest.

Framed by a Virginia creeper Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon is wearinbg a monochrome burgundy outfit with a white fur gilet and patterned tights

I'd intended to wear shoes and dug out a silver pair, but somehow, after a summer in Stan Smiths and ankle boots, shoes look.....weird. So I replaced them with silver boots (last winter's).

I have a couple more pairs of tights to show you - blue lurex and green. A perfect green. I always wear tights: stockings and hold-ups do not do it for me. I can see that stockings probably look much more alluring, but I remember an embarrassing slip up a few years when the suspenders pinged and a stocking slid down my leg!

Adding Drama to an Outfit With Patterned Tights: Is This Mutton on adding patterned, coloured and textured tights to liven up a monochrome outfit

If you haven't discovered UK Tights, they have a huge selection of hosiery to suit every taste and budget. I buy all my tights there, they ship right away and I can get my hands on all the designs, textures and colours that you can't buy in the high street.

Style blogger Gail Hanlon in burgundy and white with silver boots and Brocatelle tights by Cecilia de Rafael

Yes that is Mr Mutton in the background. We are very trad, me and Mr Mutton:  he doesn't cook or do housework but he does wash my car occasionally and takes the bins out. Works for us.

Now it's time for #WowOnWednesday. As you read this, I'll be in California for work, attending an annual industry event we run for three days.  So I'll be relying on scheduling tools to deliver this post at the normal time.

I was gifted with the Brocatelle tights by Cecilia de Rafael at UK Tights, the biggest online hosiery store on earth. As always, copy approval was not sought or given, and I always voice my own opinions.

Last week's most clicked was Penny from Frugal Fashion Shopper and her post "The cooler weather means I get out my warmer clothes – hooray! Part 1 – skirts". A girl after my own heart! I love getting my winter clothes out of storage, it's like being reunited with old friends.

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1 comment

  1. Those tights are so you. Oh no, suspenders story. Oh dear. I hope you can laugh about it now. Enjoy California. X


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