Friday, January 28, 2011

Layered Nudes

I hit on the bright idea to layer nude fishnets over nude nylons, the idea being that the nylons would keep my legs warm and the fishnets would sort of hide the nude nylons. It definitely did keep my legs warm, and it had the added benefit of making the fishnets a LOT more comfortable, because these are really course and leave an imprint on my butt when I sit down (sorry for the TMI). However, it still didn't hide the weird color of these nude nylons, which I've realized really need to be replaced. The shade just doesn't look very natural to me, and they aren't quite sheer enough for my taste. But, the idea was still a good one, and I'll definitely try it again with some better nylons. Or maybe better yet, I'll find a good pair that has the fishnet pattern woven right in. Anyone have any recommendations?

Capelet: Forever 21
Shirt: Target
Belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Skirt: Eva Franco
Shoes: John Fluevog


Fawn said...

I have just such a pair of hose with mini fishnets knit in. I don't remember the maker, but I got them at Macy's, if that's any help at all.

That capelet is supercute! I may have to rethink my irrational fear of Forever 21.

Jane said...

Long time reader, first time commenter. I have to say, you have to be one of the best dressed bloggers in the blogisphere! I want your closet!! LOL!
And I love your the color added to your hair, it is divine! :)

laura said...

Sorry, no nylons/fishnet suggestions. I try to stay away from those because, like you pointed out, they're just not comfortable.

I just had say that i LOVE! this specific outfit! Is the capelet woolish? Does it have the same texture/feel as the skirt?

Academic Writer (a.k.a. A-Dubs) said...

Much skirt, capelet, and shoe love happening here. But I have no suggestions tights/hose-wise. Sheila employs this layering strategy to great success - perhaps she'll have some good ideas for you?

Sheila said...

Love this outfit! That capelet is fabulous.

I have been having nylon issues this week as well! My favourite for a nude-looking leg without going full nylons is Hue's microfishnet (yellow and black packaging). They're awesome - I've been wearing them for years.

Anonymous said...

Laura (and its affiliated Laura Petite and Laura Plus, the former of which might be more helpful?) makes a fantastic line of nylons in sheer that I think you'd find perfect! I do exactly the same thing with them; I wear them under whatever cute fishnet/printed-but-tricky nylons I'm wanting to wear in order to stay a little warmer. :)

liz said...

love the capelet and ruffled skirt together. perfect mix of frilly and military without being too much of either.

no tights advice from me..the idea of layering is still terrifying for me a la sal's "segmented worm syndrome"

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Anonymous said...

Try L'eggs Silken Mist Lace Waistband. Very sheer, comfortable, and they don't roll down (on me anyway!).

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That skirt with that capelet is fantastic. Sorry, I have no advice for tights as the one colour I never wear is nude (because I can never find any I like)

charlatain said...


I'm a journalism student at Northwestern University and am writing a piece on winter fashion, especially fashion geared towards an eclectic bunch. I was wondering if you'd be willing to answer a few questions as my official "fashion expert" source.

1. What are the MUST WEAR trends of this (winter) season?

2. Some girls I interviewed said they prioritize fashion over warmth when getting dressed. Do you ever find fashion to be contradictory to comfort/practicability? How can the two coexist, especially with regards to freezing winter temperatures?

3. What are the best ways to keep warm but look cute?

Thank you for a timely response. Please e-mail me back at
eel free to respond very briefly.

Hanan Abdisubhan
Northwestern University '14
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Anonymous said...

Angie of youlookfab posted on the topic of flop-proof micro fishnet hose