This week’s roundup is about socks and hosiery, which deserve as much attention as more expensive and more visible wardrobe items. Most of these specific items have been available for years, so you can replenish your favourites each season.
- Oroblue Tricot Fishnet Tights: These are still my favourite micro-fishnets on the planet because the net is refined. I love the way the netted effect creates a subtle texture on the leg.
- Commando Ultimate Opaque Control Top Tights: As with all Commando hosiery, the dig-free waistband is extra comfortable. Read the rave reviews. Pricey, but worth it if you love to wear black opaques. Here’s the same style without the control top.
- Nordstrom Scroll Floral Tights: The black is fun but the cream is even better. Lots of coverage and non-scratchy. Banish the thought that white tights are frumpy.
- Nordstrom Studded Tights: A very subtle stud that does not look gaudy or feel weird against the skin.
- Pretty Polly Glitzy Embellished Tights: A little less subtle, and ever so slightly ‘80s. Fun with a flared black skirt.
- Nordstrom Perfect Plaid Tights: These have been my favourite patterned black tights for a while. I love the three tones of check and their diagonal positioning, which to my eye is more flattering than lines on tights that run vertically or horizontally.
- Donna Karan Evolution Satin Jersey Tights: Extra smooth and comfy, like wearing satin instead of nylon/spandex.
- Nordstrom Sheer Control Top Pantyhose: These are by far my favourite sheer black and nude hose because they aren’t that fragile. They create a slight shine on the leg line that looks soft, chic and pretty.
- Nordstrom Sheer Dotted Trouser Socks: These are my favourite trouser socks because the Swiss dot is dainty, and they seem to last a long time. I wear the black and nude with trousers and pumps or shooties, but not with boots. I prefer to wear thicker socks with boots.
- Nordstrom Diamond Compression Trouser Socks: These are amazing because they don’t fall down. A very snug fit that might feel too snug if you prefer a relaxed sock. I wear these with boots and booties because they’re sufficiently thick. I do not wear them with pumps and trousers because the visual effect is not as pretty when you sit down. I prefer the look of sheer hosiery when exposing a little trouser sock with bootcut trousers as you stride and cross your legs. Available in four colours.
- Nordstrom Knee High Socks: I wear these all Winter long because they are super soft, not too thick, warm, and for the most part stay up during the day.
- Nordstrom Solid Crew Socks: These are the shorter version of the knee-high length.
- Smart Wool Cable Socks: Many clients rave about these socks, and so do the reviewers. They are thick, very warm, and last. Alas, they slide off my feet. And you want to scream when socks bunch in your shoes it’s that annoying. I also found the cabled texture uncomfortable. Clearly, I am in the minority.
- Kate Spade New York Large Bow Knee Socks: I don’t wear patterned socks, but these have changed my mind. Cotton-rich and graphic.
I’ve tried Hue socks, but they don’t stay on my feet. The roll tops fall down my ankles and stretch out even further after multiple washing cycles. That said, some of my clients swear by them so by all means take a peek.