SKIRTED LEGGINGS…

The perfect combination of leggings and a skirt in one piece!

One of my pet peeves is trying to align my tights or leggings with my underwear and my skirt.  That’s three waistbands to negotiate every time I move!  I am always “adjusting” to avoid those unsightly lines that show my not-so-perfect figure.  You know what I mean!

Foot Traffic Skirted Legging

To solve that problem, we have designed a very figure-flattering solid opaque legging and skirt combined. It is the perfect fashion piece as it combines two items into one so once you put it on, no more tugging and pulling! It is great to layer under your favorite sweater, jacket, or shirt. At the recent Accessories Show in Las Vegas, this item was a favorite of the buyers because it fits well, looks great, and the quality is outstanding. Hopefully, it will be a favorite of yours this fall and winter.

– Nanci

What is your fashion pet peeve?

How would you wear our skirted legging?

Would you like to see it in other colors?

A Missoni of My-own-ie!

Missoni for Target

My first job after college was working for Neiman Marcus in the couture department. The only reason I worked couture was the fact that I was a fashion illustration and textile major and I knew a lot about designers. I was put with the seasoned sales women who threatened my potential for making any commissions if I “stole” any of their customers. I was like a goat in a lion’s cage.  The agony of working with my co-hearts (or the co-heartless) was forgotten because I was able to sell Missoni. The collection had its own couture section that rivaled a museum setting.  I was in design heaven, amidst the incredible textures and iconic designs brought from the knitting machines of the Missoni family.  Of course I could not afford such luxury but I could touch it, sell it, and experience the exquisite quality. Every day. Every minute.

Missoni for Target

From Michael Graves in the 90’s to today, I hand it to Target for bringing such interesting designers to the public and letting the world enjoy designer brands at a reasonable price. Of course, the new 400 piece Missoni collection does not share the same refined mixing of materials and patterns of the  couture collections but it does bring forward the iconic patterns and colors so representative of the Missoni brand, and that is fun for everyone.  Now you—men, women and children- can have a Missoni of–your-ownie!

 

Do you like the new collection?

Have you been to Target to see it? What did you think?

What did you buy or what will you buy if anything?

– Nanci

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HOT PiNK—HOT RED—HOT COLORS for fall!

Are you daring enough to try some of the new hot colors for fall and winter?

Yes, we still see lots of black but now there’s an explosion of great color and lots of it!

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I was with friends this past weekend and the topic (besides world peace, politics, food, men and pets) was the new colors for fall—what a great conversation! With the economy a bit unsteady, everyone seems to be looking for something cheerful and bright, and fashion is an easy way to add that punch of color that will brighten your day.

My favorite is the red/hot pink combo.  It is so much fun and easy to wear either head to toe or as an accent such as a scarf, purse or legwear. It is hard not to find a spread in every magazine with this great combo and it works on everyone….so go ahead, try hot colors for fall and winter and brighten your day!

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Color Blocking Handbag

What do you think?

Are you wearing hot colors this fall and winter?

What is your favorite hot color?

– Nanci

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Fall Fashion Favorites for Campus

Well, here it is again—school.

Summer is behind you and it’s back to class. Your tan has faded, there’s a chill in the air, and the leaves are turning to shades of orange and red.

Rise and Shine! You may not look forward to dragging yourself out of bed, but you can look forward to wearing some of the fun new fall fashions. And, you can cleverly reinforce your current wardrobe with new seasonal items to transition from summer into fall. No need to give up the mini-skirt or shorts —just add some great leggings or tights and let your legwear transition your wardrobe.

You don’t have to sacrifice comfort, warmth and fashion for school.

“Must-haves” for campus fashion:

Check out my campus Fall fashion inspiration below. Be Inspired this semester to be bold, fearless and to be YOU!

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Lotsa Dots!

I LOVE polka dots and could not be happier when I see fashion enjoying this playful pattern as a year round design element. Polka dots are everywhere from fashion to home decor. Polka dots dominate on these pages from More Magazine and Elle Décor. For a fun fashion accent check out all of our polka dot socks, tights and footless tights.

Enjoy this fashion accent from head to toe!

-Nanci

Do you like polka dots? Which ones would you wear?

Click here to view our Polka Dot Knee High Socks and join this timeless Trend.

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Fall 2011’s “It” Accessory! by the Fashionista Coach

We are so excited to have Amanda, The Fashionista Coach, be our guest blogger this month. Writing from sunny southern California, Amanda shares her fashion advice and latest trends. Check out her website at www.thefahionsitacoach.com.

She rocks and her advice is always right on. We love legwarmers too. ..do you? Let us know what you think!

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Hi Fashionista!!

I’m Amanda, Fashion & Style blogger from www.TheFashionistaCoach.com here to share some goodies with you about what’s happening in the fabulous and stylish department for Fall!  But can I just say how excited I am to guest blog at Foot Traffic today!   Wow!! I feel honored to collaborate with an amazing bunch and share my two cents on fashion with you!  My goal today is to give you the scoop on the hottest Fall 2011 trend and how you can rock it!  Are you ready?!

Okay! Here it is…..Leg warmers! Yes, leg warmers are going to rank the highest for Fall 2011!  This trend will make you look so hot for Fall because not only is it inexpensive (who doesn’t love saving money?!), but it is effortless to pair and wear.  How so? Leg warmers add flair, style and comfort to your look just like a scarf but on a much larger scale!  Can you stand it?!

Fashionista Coach in Foot Traffic Argyle Knee High Socks

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FOR THE LOVE OF SNAKES…

…who thought up this latest trend!?!

I am petrified of snakes and the mere sight of one in a magazine or heaven forbid, real life, sends chills up and down my spine.  However, snakeskin–particularly python–is the latest animal kingdom pattern exciting the fashion industry this season and has slithered onto the pages of every fashion magazine and every product imaginable.

Snakeskin texture and colors certainly add dramatic interest ranging from playful to sophisticated.

Python Print and Snakeskin Fashion Trend

(Black python belt by Fashion Addict, Natural snake print handbag by Prada, Python black printer tights by Foot Traffic, Python print silk dress by Lanvin, Snakeskin bangle bracelets by UO, and Gray python vamp pumps by Christian Louboutin.)

They certainly make a “striking” fashion statement!

We have been selling snakeskin prints for years and yes, we jumped on the python design wagon this season and designed a new dramatic tight and footless tight that will crawl right up your legs.

Let us know what you think about the python fashion frenzy this season.

Has it slithered into your wardrobe this year? Will you be wearing our new python tights and footless tights?

Rosie says “WE CAN DO IT!” – WWII Brings Fashion Innovation

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Bamboo –zle! The game with only one answer….

  • What fiber is 4 times more absorbent than cotton?
  • What is one of the fastest growing plants in the world and can grow up to 4 feet a day?
  • BambooWhat plant is disease and pest resistant and can grow without fertilizers?
  • What natural fiber contains a substance that kills bacteria and disease?
  • What material dries twice as fast as cotton?
  • What plant is sustainable, renewable, and self replenishing?
  • What plant releases 35% more oxygen into the air than trees?
  • What material wicks moisture from the skin in the summer and provides insulation in the winter?
  • What material resists odor retention?
  • What material offers natural UV protection, cutting out 98% of UV rays?
  • What plant offers the highest per acre yield, requires no irrigation, and low impact harvesting?

If you answered BAMBOO to these questions you are a winner!
Bamboo is rapidly becoming one of the most popular fibers and can be found in towels, bedding, clothes, hospital gowns, socks and athletic wear. Because it has a luxurious, soft feel, it is often compared to silk and cashmere, but with the practicality of other washable and dryable fabrics. Since adding bamboo to our line five years ago, we have had an incredible response. We suggest you try our expanded line of bamboo tight, leggings, ankle socks (men’s and women’s) and crew socks (men’s and women’s).
Try Bamboo….you’ll love it and so will the environment!

JAWSOME SHARK BITE SOCKS!

Are you excited about Shark Week? We are!—-and havin’ some fun with our socks.Shark Bite 3-Dimensional Socks

As we anxiously await the launch of SHARK WEEK on Discovery Channel, Sunday, July 31, it is not too soon to get your awesome jawsome 3D shark bite socks from Foot Traffic for your family and friends. These aren’t just any shark socks. They are of the finest cotton quality and check out those cute little fins!

Don’t be afraid to slip your feet into the jaws of these shark friends. They don’t really bite…

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