Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Desk draw essentials #2: Pantyhose

The rule here is simple - just wear it.  Sure it will ladder, it will catch, but that's why you have a spare.  The occasional summer scorcher excepted, pantyhose should be an everyday item.  As a professional, it is just the classy thing to do.  If it's good enough for Kate Middleton, it's good enough for you.

And if that is not enough, it pulls in your tummy and means you can go an extra day without shaving.  Win.

A good pair of pantyhose can be worth spending a little bit of money, especially if u find a pair that consistently work for you. I love Jonathan Aston personally, all the tights I have bought from his range have always been excellent quality, excellent fit.

Myer and David Jones both frequently have blanket 25-30% discounts on hosiery so it's worth finding a pair you like and stocking up (oh yes I did go there...) while they're cheap.

However, I have one disclaimer: be VERY careful about wearing pantyhose with open-toed shoes.  Sure, if you are sporting a pair of Chloe sandals with a chunk knit sock, the look is obvious, and pretty cool.  But don't rely on your employer thinking the same.  As a general rule, with sheer or skin-tone pantyhose, never expose your toe.

But as an exception, if you have a fresh pedicure and a great pair of peep-toe heels to show off, perhaps try a pair of No Toe pantyhose...

When it comes to a pair to keep in your desk as a backup, the supermarket brands do just as good a job.  I like to buy my tights in just a shade more tanned than I actually am... helps avoid feeling like an albino in the depths of winter!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Wellies to work?

I say: do it.  As long as they are worn to work rather than at work you are fine.  And when it is raining as heavily as it was today, no one wants to risk ruining a Louboutin on the commute now, do they?

Besides, waving your hosiery under the hand dryer in the ladies is just so last season.

As for which wellies to wear, for me there is no question...

Hunter Original Wellington at the Iconic