Friday, October 05, 2012

Fall Fashion with No Nonsense Tights & Leggings

This post brought to you by No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.

Temperartures are dropping, which means it's time to dig out that big box of winter clothes that I feel like I JUST packed away a few weeks ago. In the mean time, I'm going to try to enjoy that I can still wear some of my favorite summer clothes, I just have to layer more! 

I was sent a couple of pairs of No nonsense tights and leggings to check out- perfect timing! You can obviously wear them any time of year, but to me tights just *feel* like Fall. I love that these are even available in grocery stores and drug stores for those times when you think it's warm enough to wear a short dress, but change your mind once you're away from home!

First, I recieved a pair of brown fishnets. I own TONS of fishnets, but no brown pairs, so these were great to get!  Fishnets are such a fun way to spice up an outift. I know that some people worry that they look too sexy, but I've found that if you pair them with a more conservative outfit overall, you have nothing to worry about. I picked this cute brown and teal dress to try mine out with:

It's funny that in the photo, you can barely tell I'm wearing tights! My legs just look tan! Since my awesome photo managed to cut my shoes off, I took a close-up for you:

These tights would also be really cute with brown dress shorts and boots! 

The second pair that I recieved was more of a challenge: they're cherry red corduroy leggings - basically the corduroy version of jeggings. For the sake of total honesty, as soon as I pulled these out of the box and tried them on, I couldn't help exclaiming that I felt like Sugar Bear when he dresses as Santa in that "Christmas in July" episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. (Apparently just feeling like Santa in general would have been too generic for me.) I think that part of my problem was that they're a bit too large for me, and thus really baggy in the crotch, so if you plan to buy the leggings, I'd suggest going down a size! The website also says they're fairly low rise, but on me they were *super* high rise, and I'm 5'11"!  I think I would have been way better off with a medium than the large.

The other challenges were that they're both a color and texture I'd never wear. I think that if they were a deeper red, or just a plain red legging instead of being corduroy, coming up with an outfit for them would have been a lot easier.

I went through literally *everything* in my closet trying to find something to pair these with! Everything black or white just amplified the Santa-ness, yet I couldn't find any other colors that looked right with the bright cherry red. I tried them with some of my longer shirts, I tried them with dresses, I tried them with tops and a skirt. At long last, this is the best I could come up with:

(Please ignore the fact that I obviously have the Cold of Doom. I was barely standing at this point!)

What would you guys have paired these with? I've searched everywhere for ideas and come up totally dry! I really wish I'd been allowed to select the leggings I got to review- I can picture a TON of cute ideas for most of the other leggings on No Nonsense's site. This particular pair was just a total fail for me.

If you're interested in spicing up your fall fashion choices with tights and leggings, you can check out No nonsense on Facebook for info, styling ideas, and the occasional giveaway!

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Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

We recently moved and I can't find my leggings or tights! They are such importat wardrobe staples! I guess I'll have to buy new ones. The ones you tried looked really nice.

Vapid Vixen said...

Umm huh. Those red ones are a challenge, aren't they? I think I'd probably pair them with my socks in my dresser and keep them there.

The brown fishnets though? LOVE them. I think fishnets get a bad rap but you made them look adorable!

Hope you get over that cold soon. I had it last week. Not a good time.