BABY- IT’S COLD OUTSIDE !

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How do you  stay warm on these cold snowy days?
Starting in October, my feet and legs are cold and they usually don’t get warm until June or July. Therefore, I am no stranger to wearing whatever it takes to keep the toes warm and wiggly and my legs covered. Sometimes it requires a bit of creativity to be comfortable. One of my favorite cold-weather solutions is Foot Traffic’s functional-can’t-live-without leg warmers. Most women have at least two pairs of boots and most likely they are worn indoors and outdoors so the need to layer depends on the day, which boots they are wearing and how warm they need to be.
At FOOT TRAFFIC we find that the easiest way to add warmth without taking your shoes or boots off is to slip on a pair of leg warmers and voila!—your legs are instantly warm. Our cable knit legwarmers come in two lengths and are just the ticket to get warm. They can be worn over the boot or over the calf and inside the boot. Whatever the occasion, keep a pair of leg warmers close by and you will be happy and warm—at least until June!

COMFY IN COTTON

 

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I admit that I do not enjoy the ice and snow, but I do enjoy cold weather, particularly on a bright sunny day. I love putting on a t-shirt and an over-sized sweater, my cotton tights, a denim skirt, and a pair of my comfy boots. I then layer my ensemble with a puffy coat, a scarf and I am out the door to grab a fresh brewed cup of coffee. There is a coffee shop within walking distance so I am glad to be awakened by a brisk walk, sunshine, and cold air in my face. Call me crazy.
What I recommend for cold days is FOOT TRAFFIC Signature combed cotton tights and leggings. They are the perfect weight for almost any occasion, casual to work. They are my go-to legwear in the fall through early spring because they are soft and just warm enough to keep me comfortable all day. They work well layered under skirts, dresses, pants and shorts–whatever your preference.
At Foot Traffic, we were delighted to  find a recent review of our cotton tights on BuzzFeed , 10 LIFE-CHANGING THINGS TO TRY IN 2016. Our Signature Cotton tights were one of those top 10 things. We thank Alanna Okun for her kind review and thoughtful description of our tights. We have carried our Signature Cotton legwear line for many years and have perfected the construction to be (we dare say) the best in the world.
Some of the combed cotton leawear  attributes include
60% COMBED COTTON
DURABLE REINFORCED FLAT SEAMS
SINGLE SEAM SEAT (NO SEAT PANEL)
NO LEG SEAMS
1” UNDERWEAR ELASTIC NO-ROLL WAIST
CONFIDENCE IN COTTON GUARANTEE
We hope that you will stay warm this winter season and try our Signature Combed Cotton tights, leggings and thigh highs. You will be comfy in your cotton!

#1 GIFT-SOCKS

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This year Foot Traffic has been busier than ever. Did you know that the #1 gift accessory is socks!? According to Gifts and Decorative Accessories Magazine, Oct. 2015, socks were the #3 accessory given as a gift by millennials ( just behind Handbags and fashion jewelry) and the #1 accessory gift given by Generation X and Baby Boomers.
We are not surprised, as the trend for fun, novelty statement socks continues to rise for both men and women. Fun novelty socks provide comic relief as they remind us to relax and smile. Giving socks as a gift is always a good idea and here are some reasons:
They are functional since you usually wear socks with your shoes
Socks are personal- you can find socks that fit someone’s personality by identifying their favorite hobby, job, or color
Socks are rarely returned because they fit almost any size foot
Socks are less than $10
Socks are easy to mail- they don’t weigh a lot and they don’t break when shipped
Socks are a simple way to perk up an outfit
Socks are a great conversation starter
Socks are good for recipients of all ages
So, for those reasons and many more, add socks to your list of great gift ideas for the holidays and year round.

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Netflix Socks-A real showstopper!

 

 

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I love cold winter nights. I have a fire in the fireplace,  settle into my cozy couch or favorite chair and pick something on Nexflix to watch. And in spite of how exciting the movie ,  sometimes my eyes close and I drift off to sleep, missing an exciting part of the movie. I am just saying, it happens!  Dang, now I have to watch it all again. But wait!— I don’t have to. Netflix has launched an ingenious sock that automatically pauses or stops the video on your TV when you fall asleep. No joke.
The actual “thing” that monitors your movement and alerts the TV is a small device that fits inside your sock. It does require a bit of work to install but a video instructs you how to solder and assemble the unit.  Once assembled just add it to your sock. You can knit your own socks per the  designs that Netflix offers,  or you can use the device with any other sock. If you are not so inclined to knitting, may we suggest Foot Traffic socks? We have a broad selection that would be particularly fun for those that are couch enthusiasts. Perhaps the men’s popcorn novelty socks or women’s popcorn novelty socks? OR select from over 200 other fun novelty socks that would be perfect to house the ingenious device.
Whatever you are gifting this year, we think Netflix has a fun idea and we think we have fun socks!
Enjoy your holidays, Netflix, and jolly fun gifts!

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Check out the entire story here
http://mashable.com/2015/12/18/netflix-socks/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#sRlBv3Pl6kqr

Give someone the warm fuzzies!

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The holidays are such a wonderful time to bring friends and families together to enjoy the holiday spirit.  There are neighborhood parties, office parties, family events and holiday “drop-ins”. I find myself often scrambling for a last minute hostess gift that is functional but unique. I usually take a bottle of wine as it is appreciated by the host and hostess. However, last year I added a little something extra and was surprised by the gracious reception I received when giving the gift.
I bought a pair of FOOT TRAFFIC red microfiber warm fuzzy socks, removed the label, then wrapped them around the middle of the wine bottle. I  secured the fuzzy socks with a big green ribbon and voila!—a fuzzy wrapped bottle of wine! The hostess appreciated the wine but LOVED the fuzzy socks.  It was such a success I am doing it again this holiday season. There are so many colors of fuzzy socks to choose from, there is no need to stick to traditional reds and greens. This idea can work year round and I will continue to give my hostess the warm fuzzies!

HOLIDAY FASHION SOLUTION

parkplaceSambaNaturalOMG! What to wear?!? It’s holiday season and you have several holiday parties to attend and don’t want to wipe out your savings by buying new clothes for each event. No worries. There is a simple way to change your look—change up your legwear! Most likely, you have a couple of black dresses in your wardrobe and with the right accessories you can make your look fresher than ever!
Here are two of our favorite and dramatic fashion legwear ideas to change up your holiday look. Either tights or leggings will work this holiday season, especially with the right shoes. Shown here are our Rio Footless Tights and our Samba Textured Tights worn over bright microfiber tights. You can change to look by layering them over other fun colors such as red. Get festive and have fun this holiday season with Foot Traffic fashion legwear!

SECRET GIFT CLOSET

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NO SECRETS HERE!
Do you have a friend that drives you secretly crazy—not because you don’t like her but you are in awe of all that she can do while looking composed and in control at all times? I have a friend like that . Why is she always so good at everything? Why does she always have a gift for everyone at just the right time?
When I asked her what has helped her most she surprised me and told me about her secret gift closet. We all know what a chore buying gifts for everyone can be and let’s face it, it is usually the woman of the house that has to plan, organize, and purchase the gifts for birthdays, holidays and hostess gifts. We wouldn’t want it any other way, but shopping for gifts can be mentally and physically exhausting and a real time eater. She said that she has a lot of personal friends to acknowledge but also those secondary friends that deserve attention as well. So she shops all year and accumulates choice items that are all quality but bought at a great price or at a special sale. She also buys in bulk– 4 or 5 of something.
This holiday I refuse to be intimidated by her and swallowed my pride and asked to see her  gift closet.  There were four shelves of items that she has bought on sale and bought multiples of throughout the year. For example, there was a small stack of scarves that she purchased at an end-season sale; soaps bought at a craft fair from a local vendor; wine bags bought at a discount store; olive oil from a local vendor and novelty SOCKS! Yes, there were socks in her gift stash. She had several men’s novelty socks and  women’s novelty socks  and said they were one of her favorite gifts to give because they could be personalized to her friends and they always elicited a smile. Genius! I know the idea of a gift closet  is not new but it really does work and with the holidays  upon us, when you need an instant gift for a hostess or last minute friend, you have a stash of quality thoughtful items ready to go. So before the holidays get ahead of you and you find yourself running to the store at the last minute along with all other crazy shoppers, get your holidays in order NOW and you will be the one that your friends are in awe of!

BOOTIE CALL!

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It is definitely BOOT season and there are so many styles this year, it is difficult to pick just one pair. Good news, boots of all colors and styles are once again a big fashion “must-have”, so no matter what your preferences are, you can’t go wrong with any pair(s) you select. The problem is narrowing down the selection as there are so many great boots and booties to choose from.
But, once you have either bought new boots or retrieved and polished your boots from last year, how do you make them look their best?
With fun socks, of course!
Foot Traffic Boot socks are the best way to dress up a pair of boots for the fall and winter season. From slouch socks to tall boot socks, you can change up your look by changing the socks that you choose to complement your outfits. Just as there are a variety of boot styles, there are just as many boot socks from slouch socks to lace top socks to fun knee socks. No matter what you choices are, they are an inexpensive way to dress up boots and booties.   Have fun scrunching your tall socks to style up a pair of booties or wear  socks high to peek out of the top of a tall boot. Whatever your style and imagination, you will love accessorizing your boots and booties with socks!

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SELFIE AWARENESS

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Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the selfiest of them all?
Selfie sharers are mostly females, average age around 23.7. However, selfies are being enjoyed by multiple generations and cultures around the world. It is the universal connecting phenomenon of today’s social media. From rock stars and celebrities to the President, selfies are a fun, instant way to document a moment it time.
With bijillions of selfies shared around the world, the question is what does this say about society when we continue to upload thousands of self-images that say “Look at me! See who I am with, where I am, and what I am doing right now!”
Are we sharing our self-portraits to amuse ourselves or to document our lives?
It may be a little bit of both. Why do we think everyone wants to see us in all of these situations? Or, does it really matter? With the younger generation tethered to their cell phones and the vast social media stage, they are staying connected with others 24/7. With selfies, individuals are willing to share just about anything.
What do selfies say about us as a society?
Psychiatrists have weighed in on this topic and have a variety of opinions. It is agreed that selfies are a type of self-exploration and social experimentation that allows the individual to control the intended result thus representing a “real” image rather than a staged photograph. It is a real photo in real time and there is authenticity in that. It is like staging and sharing a self-reality show.
However, some psychologists believe selfies are narcissistic, appealing to a younger audience that uses the selfie as part of their identity formation and focuses too much on “self” rather than looking outward to those around them. Notably, when the Pope visited the United States, young kids were trying to take a selfie with the Pope rather than experiencing and appreciating the moment of his visit.
Whatever the reason we take selfies, they are here to stay and will give social analysts of the future lots to study about our current culture. So have fun sharing your selfies and don’t forget your Foot Traffic selfie socks!selfie queenbut first

CAPES,PONCHOS AND TIGHTS

 

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At FOOT TRAFFIC, we love fall fashion and pay close attention to what is shown on the runway, in the store windows and in major magazines. Without question, loose tops, capes, and ponchos dominate the fall and winter fashion scene. Comfort rules and the loose look works for women of all ages. From fringe to leather to wool, loose outerwear is a fun  solution for everyone if you are patient enough to find just the perfect design and style.
But let’s not forget about what to wear underneath the poncho. As the runway models so beautifully show,  basic black tights are a natural solution to anchor a dramatic cape or poncho.  Of course, capes and ponchos work great over jeans and leggings but to add a bit more interest, try colorful tights or colorful leggings. And, if you are young and daring enough, wear over-the-knee socks or thigh highs. There are many exciting poncho and cape choices this season. Just have fun changing your look with exciting legwear!

 

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