Guest post: DIY patterned stockings

8 Nov

I’m so excited to introduce you to Anne, she of the fab blog anne’s âneries.

And in case you were curious like I am and require a definition … Anne says: 

ânerie /anRi/ nf (a) silly remark (b) silly blunder

Colder months mean a wardrobe change around; out come the knitted sweaters, thick socks and — depending on your age and distance from the equator — the odd thermal or two.

Being cold is a sensation that I do not enjoy; however, I love, love winter warmers. Coats, boots and cardigans are my absolute faves. Then there are tights, which you call stockings (a word that has a slightly riskier definition in the UK). (Snap, Crackle Pop says: I asked — In the UK, “stockings” are suspenders.)

Stockings are an easy and adaptable clothing item that can hold their own as bottoms, and, for me, are THE staple autumn/winter item.

  • Thick stockings can be worn with long sweaters.
  • Brightly colored stockings can liven up a darker day.
  • Patterned stockings can express creative tendencies.

Stockings are becoming increasingly popular with most brands and stores creating their own patterns and designs. Today I am going to share with you a fun trick to create your own stocking patterns, using what you already have.

I have used three pairs of patterned stockings and four pairs of colored stockings to create endless stocki-tunities:

Blue stockings

Orange stockings

Purple stockings

Silver/glittery stockings (footless)

This is such a simple trick that not only gives you original textured stockings but also offers your pins an extra snug hug. How warming!

First: Put on colored stockings

Second:  Layover patterned stockings over

Layering your stockings can offer a new lease of life to those old favourites that harbour holes; a quick cover up job provides a brand new chapter. As shopping becomes increasingly unified, getting one off original designs can prove expensive. Adopting this quick trick will give you a unique look from nothing!

Sadly I have not been blessed with the skill, patience or co-ordination to design anything from scratch. I will give certain things a go and can produce the odd holiday card that is half decent on a “lots of effort” scale. Tricks like this allow me to be creative in an achievable way.

Purple patterns are perfect for smartening up your act! Here are some more stocking looks that range from:

  • Date night
  • Meeting the girls for coffee
  • Lounging around the house
  • Even a spot of yoga… Why not?

I hope this post inspires you to have a good think before you throw out holey-stockings and will set you up on your way to becoming your own personal, warm legged designer!

Snap, Crackle, Pop says: Thanks so much, Anne! I love this idea and can’t wait to try it over some of my favorite colored tights. 

And a reminder: The big ol’ jewelry giveaway ends this evening. Have you entered to win $58 worth of goodies from The Bride Wore Pearls?

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3 Responses to “Guest post: DIY patterned stockings”

  1. tara November 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    this is such a smart idea!!

  2. anne's-âneries November 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Thanks for the opportunity! Sending kisses xoxo

  3. Ally November 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    How cute! Great idea.

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