It’s hard to believe that the holidays are here already!
I confess, I say that every year. And every year I am behind before I even begin. If I am lucky enough to get invited to a holiday party, I scramble to find something “blingy” or festive for the occasion. It was so easy in the seventies! Just put on your festive holiday sweater, pull on your elastic waist black pants and you were ready to party!
Jessie Antigua began style blogging right here in Kansas City, Missouri. Originally, her blog was called “The Concrete Catwalk.” Last year, she moved to the Big Apple to pursue her passion: fashion and style! Now blogging as “Style and Pepper,” Jessie has always done such a fabulous job of integrating legwear into her outfits in unique and fashion-forward ways. We love to follow Jessie for style inspiration! She works as a wardrobe stylist and creative consultant specializing in personal wardrobe styling, closet makeovers, photoshoot creative direction/styling, fashion forecasting, on-air style segments, visuals and merchandising for retail stores, event planning and strategic marketing for fashion-industry businesses. (more…)
It’s cold! Winter is finally here and we start digging in our drawers to find our socks, leggings, tights, etc. to find something to keep our legs warm (without sacrificing our fashion sensibilities, of course!). What a great time to talk about cotton tights and leggings.
Our cotton tights and leggings are made of 60 % combed cotton, the finest cotton available. They are like wearing your underwear all the way to your feet. You wore cotton as a baby and there’s a reason for that. It’s a naturally soft, durable fiber. That’s what makes our tights and leggings so darn soft and comfortable.
But wait… there’s more! Cotton is a fiber that blends beautifully with other fibers to ensure a great fit. So, using our very secret weaving technique (hint: high needle count and proprietary weaving process) we added nylon and spandex for maximum stretch and flexibility giving each pair the ability to retain its original shape after every wearing and every washing. AND, the crotch stays up. AND they don’t stretch out. AND they don’t shrink! That’s why they fit every time you put them on.
Our waistband is a 1” feathered underwear elastic waistband so it won’t roll over or down. Once they are on, no yanking or pulling up. That’s why you forget you have them on.
Our proprietary construction process eliminates the need for a seat panel. Instead we have a single, flat reinforced seam in the seat so no unsightly lines under your pants or skirts. That’s why your butt looks so good!
Cotton is durable. Think about items like denim, diapers, sheets and shirts. They are made of cotton because the fiber is one of the most durable fibers available. Our cotton tights don’t easily run and don’t wear out so plan on wearing them over and over.
That’s why we are confident that Foot Traffic cotton tights and leggings will be in your drawer next time you are digging for your favorite legwear!
We are so confident that you will love them, we are offering a guarantee with our SIGNATURE combed cotton tights and leggings as well as our PREMIUM combed cotton leggings. Click here for the details!
Let us know what you think of our cottons!
GOODBYE 2011…HELLO 2012!
Are you ready to put 2011 behind you and party forward? If so, then do it with color, fanfare, and style!
Did you know that color is a great way to change your mood? Just as music creates an emotional response so does color. With the current, unsettled economic situation, we are all looking for a reason to be cheerful. No wonder major retailers this holiday season are featuring bright, bold colors, suggesting strength, confidence, and optimism.
Whether it’s bright dresses, colorful jeans, or accessories, you will see color everywhere this holiday and who isn’t more cheerful when wearing bright colors? Favorite holiday colors include red, turquoise, emerald green, sapphire blue, hot pink, and orange.
And, being the “bright spot” at a party doesn’t mean you have to look like a Christmas tree. With a few fun colorful accessories, you will brighten your mood and the mood of others around you. Of course, a simple way to add color is with a pair of colorful tights or leggings. Put on your LBD or black skirt, add tights, a matching scarf… and voila!
Other featured accessories include bright shoes, purses, scarves, hats, belts, etc.
This holiday season, it is time to step away from the television, put down your bank statements, and take time to enjoy the holidays…..
….AND MAY ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS TIGHTS BE BRIGHT!!!
So much luxury from such a little goat!
We can thank the Capra Hircus Laniger goat for giving us the incredibly soft, supple, sought-after fiber, cashmere. For over 10,000 years, this remarkable goat has been present in Central Asia, and is still thriving in the remote regions of the inhospitable uplands of Inner and Outer Mongolia, Afghanistan, and Iran. The extreme weather conditions and the scarcity of water and vegetation on this arid countryside have forced these particular goats to adapt and survive on very little. It’s OK. They like it.
The extreme changes in temperature between day and night as well as the brutal harsh winters (sometimes 45 degrees below zero!) require the goats to grow a unique coat, providing warmth and protection. The long course outer hairs are the guard hairs. The underfleece, the fine soft silky hairs, six times finer than human hair, is called the duvet, pashm, or cashmere. The colder the climate, the finer and warmer the undercoat.
In early spring when the goats moult, the Himalayan farmers comb the fine woolen undercoat from the neck and chest of goat, painstakingly separating the guard hairs from the sumptuous cashmere fibers. This de-hairing process is usually done mechanically but in some regions this process is still done by hand.
…four ways to wear them!
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNER BRANDY BROWNER!
We love legwarmers, especially now that the weather is changing and our cute little bare legs are cold! I particularly love wearing my leg warmers with my skinny jeans, leggings, and tights. With different colors and lengths, I can change any outfit and feel warm and still stylish, whether I am indoors or outdoors.
You may be in winter denial (yes, it is coming) and not ready to put away your shorts and short skirts but you will need to cover up on those cool crisp days of fall. We love our new 4 button legwarmers because they are comfy and can be worn four different ways…
We love them so much we want to give them away!
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**Winner will be randomly selected. We will announce/contact the WINNER on Friday, November 4th!
Button up and stay warm!
Tell us how you would wear them.
What Does Your Work Attire Communicate?
Whether you want to admit it or not, your clothing is a constant communication to those around you. Your outfit may say “casual chic” when you go out with friends, or it may say, “romantic” on a date night. Your style says different things about you, and there’s no place where getting that “message” right is more important, than at work.
Is your style position appropriate?
Every organization has a “style culture.” Dressing to fit into that culture does not mean you have to sacrifice style, but be aware that if you want to move up in your organization, dressing like the people in higher positions than you can demonstrate that you want to be one of them. Like my mother told me, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”
How to “fit-in” without “selling out”
There are some interesting ways to style up your suits, skirts and dresses and still be in line with your organization’s style culture. How? With just a few variations of accessories such as belts, scarves and legwear. Add color and texture to a business suit or sweater with an animal print belt, a patterned scarf, or a favorite accessory that reflects your personality.
Most organizations still encourage pantyhose and tights at the office because they create a clean, lean look that adds polish and class to your professional image. A staple in your work-wear closet should be a great pair of black tights.
We have so much fun at FOOT TRAFFIC wearing our leggings, tights, and socks that we decided to create a LOOK BOOK featuring our favorite fashion ideas for fall and winter. We had two fun models help us put together some great looks. We love the combinations from playful to serious and hope that you will be inspired to come up with your own solutions.
Let us know what you think and please share some of your favorite legwear choices. We would love to hear from you!