A couple of weeks ago I got a super awesome package in the mail. It included these:
Espresso corduroy leggings, and a pair of fish net tights in black. They had a QR code that I scanned with my phone, and it took me to a video showing some of the fun tights and leggings that No nonsense has. They’ve teamed up with Jill Martin, a fashion guru, and have several videos on their site to give you some style tips. Go here to watch some.
I was asked to make a few outfits with the tights and leggings. Here’s where I may lose some of you….I’m of the belief that leggings are not pants. Skinny jeans are pants, leggings are glorified tights. Do you understand? For me personally, I wouldn’t wear the leggings like the package shows, with just a regular shirt. But, I would (and have) definitely wear the leggings with a long tunic or short dress. Mine were a little big, but I was super impressed with how comfortable they are. I’m a fan of that. Normally, I’m not a corduroy or velvet type person, but I gave it a try. Here’s my caveat before I show you some of my pictures. I've had a bugger of a cold. So you don’t get to see my face. My nose could rival Rudolph’s right now. Next…It’s been snowing/overcast the last week. Not great for pictures. Okay, so here’s the picture with the tights first.
Can you see my fishnets? Here’s another picture.
Okay, so I wear fishnets a lot. I have a pair in pink, black, tan, red, green and blue. I wear them a lot. My favorite outfit I wore to church a few weeks ago was a light gray ruffle shirt, pink cardigan, gray skirt, hot pink fishnets, and brown riding boots.
So I wear fishnets a lot. The ones I have worn I can tell are not as nice as the No nonsense ones I got. Sometimes, the fishnet can dig into your toes uncomfortably. It’s not fun. But I didn’t have that AT ALL with these ones. And my fishnets I already have get holes really easy, especially up by the crotch. These are put together a heckuva lot better. I’m excited to wear these more. Can I tell you that I love to add color with my tights, because if I know I’m wearing hot pink fishnets, or black fishnets, or purple tights, I automatically feel that much more sexy. Just because it’s kind of like my little secret. Like when you’re wearing a pink bra or something? It’s a fun little secret, that maybe someone catches a bit of it, but it helps me feel more confident and bold. For real.
So, for the leggings…You may remember when I posted that I bought some stuff at DownEast for a great price? Here’s 2 of the 4 shirts I bought.
I got this tunic/dress for $4!! What? I pretty much love it. It pairs so cute with the leggings. Polka dot and corduroy. Love. I threw on my riding boots and it was great outfit. I’m wearing it today I actually want a mustard cardigan to throw over it. Wouldn’t that be cute? Here’s outfit number 2.
This tunic/dress was $3. They’re both blue, go figure, but I thought they went great with the espresso leggings. The leggings go into the boots really easily, like butter. The only thing I can imagine that would make me love these leggings more? Make them in mustard. Seriously. I want some skinny pants or leggings in mustard. I already have brown, red, turquoise, pink, dark denim, and light denim, and I want mustard. I’m slightly obsessed with mustard, especially combined with navy right now. You’ll see that more in the next few weeks…You want to see how cute these outfits would be with mustard? Let’s see with Photoshop…
Yes. I know, it looks fake. But the color? Awesome. I’d wear them all the time. Cuz you can wear mustard with black too. Sweet. So, No nonsense? If you read this, I want mustard. Probably in chino or cotton. I didn’t see them on the site, (go here to see all the colors and styles they have. Capri anyone?) but as soon as you make some, I will be buying some. Yep. Definitely. But brown can be worn with pink, green, gray, blue, mustard, and pretty much every other color, except black, unless it’s done right. So, I will be getting a lot more wear out of these leggings.
Okay, so if you want some other ideas, I finally consolidated some boards on Pinterest and made a Fashion board. You can go here to see some of my favorite outfit ideas.
If you want to find a store near you, find No nonsense tights and leggings here. I’ve seen them everywhere. Drug stores, food stores, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Amazon, everywhere! Plus they’re affordable but last.
I found this link of some fabulous ideas of wearing leggings and skinny jeans! Some cute ideas, especially with a pop of color instead of just black leggings!
Her blog is no longer up, but I thought this pinned picture was great inspiration.
Go over and find No nonsense on Facebook to keep up with No nonsense there (and see when they get those Mustard colored ones), and they also are on Twitter! Put on some colorful tights or leggings, and you’ve got an awesome statement outfit!
What’s your favorite way to wear leggings and tights? Do you do neutral or do you go bold with color?