LOOK BOOK FALL/HOLIDAY 2013

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FALL FASHION at FOOT TRAFFIC

This fall is all about playful texture combinations, layering, and dressing to make you feel good.  There are so many fashion looks this fall, you can have a new look every day! Key trends include menswear, camouflage, lace, leather, plaid, fur (fake and real), and of course lots of color and texture.  You can mix and match all the above or streamline your choices to whatever the look is that you are trying to achieve. The point is, spend time having fun with your wardrobe, and add new accessories as an easy way to change it up.

Of course, at FOOT TRAFFIC, our favorite accessory for fall is fashion legwear. Thigh high boots, booties, flats and comfort shoes are everywhere, but you need legwear to pull off the looks, especially as the weather changes and you need to keep your legs warm.  Our good friends at J. Hathaway Shoe Boutique and E.J.’s Boutique shared many of their fall shoe and clothing collections to support our Fall/holiday  LOOK BOOK photo shoot.

Our 2013 FALL/HOLIDAY LOOK BOOK  is full of simple ideas to layer different textures, showcase your legs or your shoes and most of all, to be comfortable in your clothes and with your personal style. Whether your choice is tights, leggings, knee high socks or legwear adds a pop of color, pattern, and texture to any fall and winter outfit.

With a little imagination, lots of sass and confidence, enjoy the fashion fun that this season offers.

Let us know what FOOT TRAFFIC legwear you will be wearing this fall!                      

HALLOWEEN LEGWEAR IDEAS

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Get in the Halloween “spirit” with fun costume ideas.
Of course the favorites are always a safe bet–fairies, princesses, skeletons, zombies, etc.  But there are a lot of other ideas out there so be creative! Pulling a costume together requires a lot of imagination, a trip to thrift stores and Halloween pop-up stores.  It takes time and you need to plan ahead. Of course, legwear can be one of the key  items you will need to embellish your  costume and some items may be  difficult to find.  FOOT TRAFFIC is a great source for fashion tights and leggings as well as fun socks, knee highs,and thigh highs. You will most likely scare up the perfect solution on our website.

There are some great  costume ideas out there so pick one and get your Halloween started! Here are just a few…

Peter Pan- Green tights

Katniss Everdeen- Hunger Games- black cotton tights or black fleece tights

Honey Boo Boo- white lace socks

Pirates- thigh highs/Over-the-Knee Socks or fishnet tights

Vampires and zombies- black tights

Duck Dynasty-camouflage anything

Bat Woman – large fishnet tights

Fifty Shades of Grey(Anastacia Steele)- grey tights

Raggedy Ann and Andy- red/white stripe tights or thigh highs 

Nurse- white tights or thigh highs

Ballerina- Ballerina knee high socks

Make your shopping easy and order today to get your legwear for Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

FALL /WINTER 2013 FOOT TRAFFIC CATALOG

fall catalog cover2It is early October and we are once again excited to offer the annual fall/winter FOOT TRAFFIC 2013 catalog. We have so many new items that we want to share with you! We have been creating a catalog for 20 years and although mailing prices have skyrocketed, we continue to send our catalogs to loyal customers and new customers as well.  We are aware that many manufacturers have eliminated the catalog and are only online and some of our customers are opting to shop only online.  However, we feel that there is nothing like having the entire product line in one easy-to-shop catalog that can be marked, dog-eared and highlighted. We have over 1000 fashion legwear items and novelty socks and our catalog helps to see the variety of quality legwear choices we have for both men and women.
Our products not only offer great fall and winter legwear solutions, but also are wonderful gift solutions for everyone on your holiday shopping list. By keeping the fall catalog on hand, you can peruse the catalog at your convenience, get ideas, make fun choices and either order online, send in your order, or call us directly. And yes, we answer the phone and will answer any questions you might have about our amazing products.

If you are not on our mailing list, please let us know where we can send you a fall/winter 2013 FOOT TRAFFIC  catalog. Call us at 800-785-3668 or email us at max@foottraffic.com.

We would love to hear from you!

OFFICE “APPROPRIATE” HALLOWEEN SOCKS

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Bummer Halloween is on a Thursday this year. It is a bit late in the week for a party and it’s a school/work night. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some holiday fun at the office! At FOOT TRAFFIC, we have Halloween socks that are a perfect way to show that you are not an office dud.  For the ladies, we have witches socks, Trick or Treat socksfun pumpkin face socks, black cat faces and a large skull in black or hot pink.
For men, check out our large skull socks, the halloween men's socksflames socks for your terrifying “diablo” persona, and the skull and crossbones for your inner pirate.

Go ahead….get in the Halloween “spirit” and wear some fun socks to your workplace and scare up some fun!

 

Over-the-Knee Socks a RUNWAY favorite

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Over -the-Knee socks are a favorite legwear accessory for fall and winter.  They are a runway favorite because they add color and texture to any outfit from daytime to evening, offering a creative alternative to tights and leggings. This year there are so many fun styles, textures and colors available.

A Little Lurex…please

One of our favorites is this little gem—black OTKs with a soft silver lurex top.  They are sassy and classy, making any little black dress look amazing.

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FALL FASHION TRANSITIONS

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September and October are transition months. The weather is fickle as we layer on clothes for the chilly evenings and shed our outerwear for the warmer days.  We don’t want to put everything away just yet, but we are tired of our summer clothes and anxious to move into the fall season.  Of course, transitioning from one season to another takes a little work as we move our closets around, decide what to buy for the upcoming season, and what to get rid of for various reasons. It takes discipline and a little time to make the transition but it is worth it in the end.

Transitioning means:
 Get rid of old clothes- As you are packing your clothes or moving them to the back of the closet, be diligent and honest with yourself. If you have clothes that you don’t wear or they don’t fit, donate, resell or throw them away if they are worn out. You will feel so much better when you have more space in your closet and when you have donated items for someone else to enjoy.

Get your closets and drawers organized-Now that you have weeded out the clothes you don’t need or want, organize your favorite items by format such as all blouses together, hang all pants together, etc. Take it a step further and organize by color. Your closet will look amazing. Clean out your drawers and get rid of old worn out scarves, lingerie, socks and legwear that need replenishing.

Evaluate your accessories- Now that you can see what you have for fall, evaluate your accessories and see what you will need to update your wardrobe for fall.  Accessories are the easiest way to update your wardrobe without cleaning out your bank account.  Are there scarves that need to be recycled? What about your tights, leggings, socks? Do you have the right legwear colors and textures for fall to showcase your boots, booties and killer heels?

Here are a few legwear essentials for fall that you might want to consider:
FISHNET TIGHTS
PATTERNED LEGGINGS
COTTON THIGH HIGHS
FLEECE-LINED LEGGINGS, TIGHTS and KNEE HIGHS
SOLID COLOR Microfiber TIGHTS in new fall colors
 KNEE HIGHS and BOOTSOCKS

ad_3vtsmC_6oyqWvoFNFc2Potct9uGU55QH08PWUZqYAll of the careful organizing will save you money because you probably already have what is in style for the season— the fashion has not changed much from last year. All you will need are a few accessory pieces that you just can’t live without and new awesome legwear to update your look and refresh worn out tights, leggings and socks.
Getting your clothes organized for fall is really a “must” and the sooner you get ahead of the cold weather, the sooner you will have time to enjoy all of the festivities that the fall has to offer!

FISHNETS–FUN, FETISH, or FASHION?

 

thFoot-Traffic-Finals-396Q9444-GRP-682x1024When I think of fishnet tights I think of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. If I recall, about everyone in the cast wears fishnet tights. And yes, it is getting close to Halloween so fishnets are big business for costume companies as they are part of many costumes from French maids, to dancers to sexy-wear.  But outside of the costume and dance world, classic fishnet tights are making a big fashion statement this season.

Fishnets are a fashion “must-have” for fall 2013.

Adding a touch of classic texture from casual attire to the workplace,  try changing out fishnet tights  with your black tights for a fresh look this fall or layer them over solid opaque colorful tights for an edgy nod to the trend.

Move out of your comfort zone and cast your fashion net towards this updated classic.

We LOVE Geometric Design!

Geometric pattern leggings  create fun fashion for 2013!

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Geometric designs are not new to the fashion or home décor scene. Geometrics are always in style– just interpreted in new ways each season. Such designs are influenced by many cultures and many forms of architecture. Whether tribal or Scandinavian, geometric design includes strong element of lines, shapes and contrast. We are very excited about our newest geometric leggings from Foot Traffic. Our new Fric and Frac footless tights(leggings) make any outfit special without being overwhelming.

Show us your favorite geometric fashion favorites!

Comfortable in Camouflage

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Camo fashion never seems to go out of style. Whether influenced by the military or the popularity of hunting and fishing, camouflage has worked its way into many designers collection for fall 2013. As a pattern, camouflage was originally  intended to  “disguise or hide” but today with camo fashion being such a fun fashion trend, you will certainly be noticed.  The influence of camoflauge can be as simple as a t-shirt from a discount store or high end fashion.To understand the history of camouflage, I came across this interesting article about the first camouflage military attire in France.

“It is a wonderful opportunity, this game of hokus-pokus,” the New York Times mused in a 1917 Op-Ed about the newfangled concept of “camouflage,” borrowed from the French word camoufler,”to disguise.” Just two years earlier, France had established the world’s first military team dedicated to stealth attire, after a crushing defeat at the hands of German troops convinced French generals that their armed forces should forgo their stylish white gloves and pantalons rouges for a more muted look.”

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1906083,00.html#ixzz2apGk1Uio

We all know that camouflage attire is a very serious matter for our troops in various parts of the world where the proper camo design is adjusted to disguise the troops based on the regional terrain.
In the early 70’s, camo was brought to the sport of hunting as various patterns were created to hide the hunters from the prey. Today, sporting stores such as Dick’s, Cabela’s, and Bass Pro sell thousands of dollars of camouflage outfits and accessories.

One of the most popular reality TV shows is DUCK DYNASTY and their influence on the camo trend cannot be ignored. This camo-clad outdoor family premiered on A&E television in spring 2012 and their third season finale drew 9.6 million viewers. They are a fun-loving, close-knit family that has made a fortune that started with hand-crafted duck calls.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcamoAlthough the fashion trend for fall/winter 2013 is not to sport a head to toe camo outfit, there is room for a touch of camouflage from t-shirts, jackets, and pants to accessories such as purses, hats and legwear such as tights, socks, toe socks  and leggings.

And, the good news is that this trend includes both men’s and women’s fashion.
As seen on the fall runway, there is camo fashion for everyone!

 

18th Street Fashion shows off Foot Traffic Legwear

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In early June 2013, the West 18th Street Fashion one again attracted visitors to the Crossroads Arts District as this year’s theme, Gilded Summer, set the stage for 18 talented young designers to showcase their fashion collections to a sellout crowd of over 2000.
Not to be disappointed, each collection was fun and full of texture, color and surprises. As one of the sponsors of the show, Foot Traffic offered the designers the opportunity to choose from our fashion tights, leggings, and socks to accessorize their collection.
We met with one of the delightful young designers, Quinn Mahler, of the Brockstar and Quinness collection, who talked about the collection she designed with Bryan Brock.  

“At our final critique before our collection was to the hit the runway at the West 18th Street Fashion show our producer posed this question to me and my partner:

How were we going to create a greater sense of unity between each of the five looks in the collection?

The answer would come down to style and we found ourselves searching for the missing piece that would complement each look while adding consistency to the collection. Our designs referenced the historical elegance of garments in the early 1900’s and the societal decay of the Gilded Age. Deconstructed materials accompanied polished construction.

After assessing the collection formally and conceptually we realized we had failed to address one critical style element: legwear.

Our producer recommended we visit Foot Traffic and with just a week to go we made an appointment to check out what they had to offer. We needed something edgy to complement the deconstructed and distressed materials while retaining an element of femininity and elegance. When we arrived at Foot Traffic the next day, we were relieved to see an incredible selection legwear lovers dream would about and even more relieved when we found exactly what our collection was missing. Each girl would wear a pair of faux garter thigh highs accented with pink ruffled socks which would be pulled over their heels.

After the fact, we wondered why we hadn’t thought of it sooner. Our looks were complete and finally runway ready. Legwear is so easy to underestimate but it can be a powerful tool in completing a look. The thigh highs added an edgy sense of sophistication and the pink socks created one consistent style that acted as a solution for our five models that each had drastically different shoes. As designers, I think it’s easy to concentrate solely on the garment to tell the story of the collection. My experience during the West 18th street fashion show reminded me that whether you’re on the runway or running errands, legwear is an opportunity to complete a look in a unique and memorable way.”

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