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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Textured Tights & Tailored Shorts

Textured Tights & Tailored Shorts | Over 40 Style | Fake Fabulous

It's no secret that I am a big fan of coloured, and patterned, hosiery.
Tights are such an easy way to change the look of an outfit.
They can add colour, texture, fun and a luxurious touch!
Or, make your favourite clothes wearable through the changing seasons.

{See some colourful legs HERE & HERE and some funky patterns HERE}

So, when the people at My Stockings sent me these beautiful tights, I was delighted to include them in my outfit.

Textured Tights & Tailored Shorts | Over 40 Style | Fake Fabulous

Today I'm wearing my tailored shorts (See them HERE and HERE) and my cosy jumper (see it styled HERE ) with some chunky boots (see them HERE and HERE).

These boots seem have made their way into my daughters wardrobe, for some reason!
Hmmmm.... she must really like them.
I borrowed them back for today, to complete my simple and comfortable look.

Textured Tights & Tailored Shorts | Over 40 Style | Fake Fabulous

What could be easier than popping on some luxurious legwear to make a cosy winter outfit?
These textured tights are soft on the skin, and comfortable to wear.
Adding an interesting textural element to this simple outfit.

Textured Tights & Tailored Shorts | Over 40 Style | Fake Fabulous

I prefer to wear shorts in colder weather.
Hot weather makes me want to cover up my skin (I burn easily) and shorts in summer means thinking about how my legs look!

{See THIS POST about legs getting old... and what you can do about it.}

Shorts in winter are much easier to wear.
Less exposing.
Simple to style, and slightly unexpected.
No need to worry about pale, blotchy legs...just keep them fuzz free and pop on a pair of tights!
Simple and fun.

Do you wear coloured and/or textured hosiery in the colder months?
If yes, what do you like about wearing it?
If not, why not?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.
I love to hear from you!

Textured Tights & Tailored Shorts | Over 40 Style | Fake Fabulous



  1. I don't just wear coloured and patterned tights in colder months. I pretty much keep going throughout the year and only the hottest weather defeats me. OK, so maybe not so opaque in the summer but there are still colours and patterns in sheer and net that fit the bill. I'm also a sucker for seamed hosiery because it's such a great way to get a vintage vibe into work outfits. I'd probably go so far as to say tights and stockings are the most staple part of my wardrobe! I love this grey pair, by the way - so cosy looking for this time of year. K x

    1. Ooooo a seamed pair is always SO elegant, sexy and perfectly vintage! XXX

  2. I love patterned and textured hosiery too but I have to be sent bit careful because I've got cankles and big calves. I've never thought of wearing shorts in winter. It's a great look on you.


    1. You can get some beautiful plus-sized hosiery now....thank goodness! Knee boots and beautiful tights could solve your Cankle issue (fantastic descriptive word!)? Do you have a great pair of knee boots? XXX

  3. Ha...not only do I wear different & fun tights in the winter, but I have been known to layer a couple of pairs just to keep warm!!
    I'm still on the hunt for another pair of shorts to wear in the winter---it's such a great look!

  4. Love it! I haven't actually worn this combination for a long time but I do adore textured tights.
    How fun will it be to look for some fun wool pants ( in a consignment or charity shop) to hack off and hem to achieve this look.
    THE boots look so cute with this look as well.
    Thankyou for your continuing inspiration Samantha!

    1. Great idea Judy! These shorts are very masculine in their style and "hacking off" a pair of trousers would work really well....send me a photo if you do! XXX


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