We first came into contact with the tights as top trend through the DIY video by fashion blogger Raye where she demonstrates you how to properly cut the tights in order to correctly transform them into a top and showcases two different styles of tights. One is a pair of semi-opaque black tights and the other a pair of sheer tights that losely fit her arms. The “sleeves” on the second one look really awesome with the leopard print strapless bra she uses underneath thrown together with a pair of jeans like you can see on the photo above.
MsFabulousTeeks shows us how this transformation can also work out awesomely with floral tights for a great casual look together with jeans or flat colored pants. Besides this video she also posted this really cool footage showcasing some of her favorite leggings and how she styles them on her daily looks. Follow her at Facebook to keep up with her latest video uploads.
MsDreamer shows us two other variants, one with an awesome pair of greyscale leopard print tights (that she wears throughout her video) and a different approach with flat colored semi-opaque blue pantyhose. Both look absolutely awesome, espeically the second one that really boosts her beautiful silhouette.
The possibilities are endless and you can make this work with almost any brand and style of tights out there. If you have a DIY video of you transforming tights into tops or an OOTD video showcasing a look you’ve put together using them be sure to send us a link through the comment box below. Now it’s time to grab a pair of scissors and get to work!
Talflife was created by Lola Atobatele, a 37 years old graphic designer that always wanted to embellish her legs with a tattoo but was too afraid of needles to do so hence the creation of this brand of tattoo tights in 2013. When asked to talk a little bit about her original designs she confessed us that she likes to “be the little nice girl wearing nothing but flowers” but sometimes when she goes out at night she wants to “be fearless wearing the spider web or the hope, faith & love tights” and we think that her designs reflect that perfectly.
She screen prints the tights herself on her back porch and sells them usually at Porterbello and Camden Market, in London, she loves those two markets because what “you get in there is the spice of life and every single city in Europe is represented there”.
She plans to design more tights in sync with her customers’ tastes and needs so if you have any idea for a new print feel free to get in touch with her at her Facebook page.
In the meantime you can also head down to her online shop and browse through her designs.
Wioletta is a Polish fashion blogger whose style is a girlish elegant mix of retro and modern pieces. When putting together her outfits she draws inspiration from “old photographs and nature as well as some personalities” that she admires but, mostly, she tries to develop her own characteristic style which easily stands out when you browse through the photos on her blog.
In our interview she told us that the celebrity who had the biggest influence in her style was Audrey Hepburn and we can really see some of her delicately chic influence spread throughout her looks. She told us that her style is “very individual and often misunderstood” by those that surround her so she doesn’t consider herself or has any desire to be a trendsetter.
Her favorite brands of tights are Gatta and Calzedonia which she finds “especially comfortable to wear” on a daily basis. Wioletta wears tights mostly every day and they’ve become part of her trademark style but although she likes to explore different colors and textures she isn’t a big fan of patterned tights which she tries to avoid completely.
When choosing socks, however, she likes to experiment with a wider range of styles and includes some patterned lace socks and floral print socks in her collection.
Check out these awesome Tilda Stardust limited edition leggings from Brooklyn based Shivura, a legwear brand brought to life by Shawn Bhandari.
These urban chic psychedelic leggings feature an intricate pattern of portraits of two of our favorite celebrities in the world of music and cinema, David Bowie and Tilda Swinton. The merging of the photos cleverly assumes an abstract floral appearance when seen from afar and explodes in intricate detail when inspected closely and believe me when I say that everyone around you is going to be craning their necks for a longer glance and trying to sneak in a closer look at this awesome piece of legwear. In terms of craftsmanship the leggings sturdily built and have perfect seams. The fabric has 90% polyester and 10% spandex and they come in two sizes, small (for sizes 0-6) and large (for size 8+).
Shawn gave us some really awesome insight on some of Shivura’s products which thrive from collaborations with other artists. For example, the Skull & Crystal leggings, which feature an illustration by artist Alyson Amethyst or the Wire Iotacon leggings (which are going to be released on the next collection) that feature a work by Andy Rash. You can see a sneak peek of some of the new designs and many other experiences with patterns on Shivura’s Facebook page.
Eight new designs are being released on the 15th of this month and soon you will be able to browse through them on Shivura’s Etsy shop so stay tuned and grab your own limited edition Tilda Stardust and Skull & Crystal leggings before they run out.
Shivura is on the lookout for more artists that want to have their art showcased on their products so if you have a really great design that fits the brand style and would look beautiful on a pair of leggings be sure to submit it through Shivura’s e-mail: email@example.com