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CORPORATE CULTURE AND PERSONAL STYLE

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.”Foot Traffic Perfect Pair Tights

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.

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Why Merino Wool?

Merino WoolThe holidays are behind us and hopefully we are all doing our best to stay warm and prepare ourselves for the cold winter that still lurks ahead. Staying warm is a must but of course, we do not want to sacrifice fashion!  Merino wool is an excellent solution for your winter wardrobe.

So why Merino wool?
Merino is a type of sMerino Sheepheep that is bred predominantly for its luxurious, soft fleece. Spain was most noted for its fine wool, particularly between the 12th and 16th centuries. Merino sheep have their origins in North Africa and the foundation flocks were most likely introduced into Spain at the end of the 12th century.  Spain controlled the wool market for centuries, banning the export of their prized sheep. The breed was named Merino after the royal sheep inspectors, ‘los Merinos.’

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LONG, LEAN, and LEGGY

Monochromatic DressingAs I pour through fashion magazines and watch all of the beautiful models on television, I longingly admire their tiny waists and long leggy looks. Although most of us don’t live on carrots and lettuce and aren’t six feet tall, there are some fashion tricks that the professionals use to achieve the long leggy look.
At Chico’s they call it “column” dressing. That is, dressing in monochromatic colors from head to toe.  You match your top to your pants or skirt and then match your tights to the rest of the outfit. It creates a continuous column of color, and interest is added through using different textures and great scarves and jewelry. And you don’t stop there.

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Naturally beautiful…

Camouflage Leggings.

All natural in camouflage leggings!

One of the biggest trends that we noticed at the 2010 fashion shows is the beautiful combination of natural colors, natural textures, and natural fibers.

This year at Foot Traffic, we encourage you to try our wonderful legwear collection for fall 2010.  We have always used the finest quality of cotton with just the right amount of spandex to give you the perfect fit in all of our formats including tights, leggings, thigh highs, knee highs and socks.

We also offer our softest bamboo legwear that you must try. You won’t believe how comfortable they are!

And of course, see our new luxurious merino wool collection. You must try them to understand why we are so excited about this new material for our fall and winter collection.

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Mr Merino Wool Sheep

Mr Merino Wool Sheep

The word on Merino wool…

Who wouldn’t love the new merino wool tights just introduced by Foot Traffic?!   When we felt the yarn and learned about the wonderful attributes of merino wool, we were sold and knew that you would be too.

No, our tights are not hot and they do not itch like other wools.

Merino wool rates near the top of the list of most cherished woolen fibers and is famous for being light in weight with astounding insulating properties, yet not hot.

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