Frugal Fashion: Hosiery is HOT! Revamp Your Wardrobe

January 13, 2012

How do you dress cheap without looking cheap? Hosiery.

Add the right pair of stockings and Va-VOOM you look hot for less than the price of a sandwich (and yes, you’ll make mouths water better than a BLT!)

Feeling a little unsure about incorporating daring leggings into your wardrobe?  Not sure how to wear tights in winter or how to pull off colored tights?  You can always tone down a saucy lace pair with a matte pair underneath (and it’s warmer!)  Or always just go for some fab colors without having to look like you just rolled out of a boudoir photo shoot- or, you CAN look like you just rolled out of a boudoir photo shoot and dress it up with a casual or work outfit (use your sexy discretion!)

What I love about leggings, stockings or also-known-as hosiery is that enables even a simple outfit to take on an attitude of your choosing and it’s cheap!


If you find that you’ve been far too neutral- embolden your working blacks with a  pop of color.  Wine tights are fab for fall/winter and are just the right pop of color.


For $7 add a pop of color to bland outfit or dress up a work outfit for a night on the town!




Getting sweater leggings or doubling up on different types of tights will add texture and warmth to your winter wardrobe- adding some shelf life to your warm weather wardrobe into the colder months! (Tip: Try polar fleece leggings, amazingly cozy!)

Layer your tights to mix up outfits and make your warm weather gear wearable in winter months.  

You can also double up on regular matte tights for warmth or wear under fishnets or lacey leggings!




Can’t afford to be sexy?  You’re wrong!  Even when you’re broke and have to be practical with your purchases, there is something subtly sexy about drawing attention to your legs with a dramatic texture.

Fishnets are a bit too much for most people- but there are plenty of textures and patterns that range from “flirty” to well…you can take a guess!

Play with patterns & texture to transform your wardrobe &  add fashionable flair for even the most frugal fashionistas!  

The right tights can be playful, sexy or just add a touch of savvy style to what you already own!

7 comments so far.

7 responses to “Frugal Fashion: Hosiery is HOT! Revamp Your Wardrobe”

  1. Michelle says:

    I need more cute tights!

    • Shannyn@FruBeautiful says:

      Honey, I think we *all* need more cute tights!

      I just love how subtly sexy they are! I am all for classic fashion that leaves something to the imagination and adds a bit of playfulness to a wardrobe without having to show off skin to look sexy!

  2. @applecsmith says:

    I love hosiery but I really need to get more creative with them. I forget about them until Summer and then most of the time it's too hot. Thanks for the fabulous ideas!

    • Shannyn@FruBeautiful says:

      I'm glad you liked them! Another trick is to wear them under jeans that are too tight for long underwear…if you need just a bit more warmth that's a great way to get use out of them if you're out on a cold day!

  3. addvodka says:

    I have some berry pink tights, and I love them. I dont wear them very often because I feel they're too crazy for work. But I do wear my argyle tights which get a ton of compliments, and i have some light purple which border on grey which are also pretty popular when I wear them. <3

    • Shannyn@FruBeautiful says:

      If you have a pair that isn't quite right- try layering them! I know I had a pair of insanely blue tights which looked great in the store but didn't quite work with the outfit I bought them for. I put them under a pair of thick knitted lace tights and it was just the right amount of texture and it toned down the color while keeping me warmer!

      I've also put two different tight colors together! Tone down the pink with a sheer grey or pattern on top!

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