Patterned: Plaid and Stripes


Plaid is one of those classic patterns that can be worn in a variety of unconventional ways, and it does not necessarily need to be in the actual garment to make a statement–this time I went toward accessories: a plaid textured hat and stockings. Unfortunately, I really cannot wear shorts to work, so I decided to don them in this outfit for a weekend meeting with a client friend.

In my opinion, when it comes to hosiery, a lady can never have too many options, especially because of how delicate they are. Let’s face it, one snag or pull out of alignment and it’s nearly over!

Veneziana, a luxury hosiery brand carries Italian-made speciality legwear, including unique tights, knee highs and my favourite … garter stockings! I decided to try their tights and stockings because of how artful their designs were. They pretty much have an array of leg art denier choices, and plaid sophistication was one of the main attractions that I was drawn to.

I will be the first to tell you that I spend a fair share on quality pantyhose and probably go through quite a bit, although habitually for work wear. But, first I had to try these out and compare them to my favourite styles that I normally buy. The verdict was successful for a full day of running around. The stockings were easy to put on and very comfortable to wear. I imagine, they will hold up just as well as my other luxe hosiery styles, however, the additional test will be rapidly walking in the airport, so stay tuned! 

Here’s also a preview of two other pieces that I selected, tried on, and will be wearing again soon—a shimmery silver lace design and a sheer floral patterned style.  

To view the entire Veneziana collection click here

Do you experiment with different styles and colours in legwear?

The goods: Garter Stockings-Style AR Sweden in Grafitto c/o Veneziana, Hat-Goorin Bros., Blazer-Zara, Silk striped tie as scarf-DIY Ladyofashion, Shirt-Selfridges, Shorts-Ladyfashion design, Oxfords-F21. *All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Martinandrea Chiella08 November

    amazing look :D

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  2. Vix Brearley08 November

    What great tights (and those shoes are gorgeous, too!) I've still got tights i bought 5 years ago, I'll wear anything as long as it's neither black or flesh coloured! x

  3. petra lorietta08 November

    amazing outfit!:) love the color of your shoes!♥ oh and I just noticed I'm not among your fans on bloglovin! I followed you now!:) kisses!

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  4. Legwear is such an expectedly fun way to incorporate some plaid into an outfit. Those are such nice ones and i really like the jauntiness of that outfit Madison!

    Thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog anniversary post. Connecting with nice people like you is one of the best things aout blogging.

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

  5. Glam up your Lifestyle08 November

    Das Muster der Strumpfhose gefällt mir, es ist zwar ein klassisches Muster, aber je nach dem wie man es kombiniert, kann es ziemlich cool aussehen. So wie zu die Strumpfhose gestylte hast, wirkt es richtig gut.
    Strumpfhosen können ein ganzes Outfit beeinflussen, es zu was besonderem machen.
    Gruß, Cla

  6. francesca r08 November

    How cool are you in this outfit?? I love that hat and the blazer is amazing!!

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    Me Fashion Blogger



  7. Oh to Be a Muse08 November

    I only wear the occasional tights in the winter here and there, but nothing too fancy. I do like the plaid design though.

  8. Wow..original outfit!!!!

    Video outfit YOUTUBE

  9. You look super stunning love your shoes and socks.

  10. This look thrilled me with its preppy sophistication, love love your fabulous styling!

  11. Patterned tights are such a fun way to get through winter. Love yours!

  12. The plaid design is perfect and I like your styling dear!
    Have a wonderful weekend doll!

  13. Thanks Lorietta! Glad to see you! xo :-)

  14. I love unique stockings, have not worn them in a while, but happy that it's colder out now. Enjoy the weekend.

  15. Thanks dear, wishing you a fabulous weekend as well. x

  16. Thank you Rowena.

    Yes, I'm so glad that we connected. Enjoy the weekend. xo

  17. Liebe Cla,
    Vielen Dank für Deinen kommentar. Ja, ich stimme zu ... Strumpfhosen können ein ganzes Outfit beeinflussen, und Natürlich auch Accessoires, haha!
    Liebe Grüsse,
    Madison :-)

  18. MISPAPELICOS09 November

    Soooooooooooo fabulous, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    perfect for Share-in Style.
    Have a fantastic weekend, dear Madison.

  19. Very sweet look!
    Love the blazer!


  20. Agnieszka Guerrero Olesinska09 November

    This look is so chic. Love the tights



  21. Ms Madge09 November

    Love your look here Madison! Been doing the short-tights combo lately also, so I can relate :D And yes, a little hat! You're so right, one snag, one pull, and the tights are on its way out. I love plaid or tartan and been wearing shorts in that print. I think tights are one of those that you can play around with in autumn/winter, so I do experiment with different prints and colours. I'm annoyed that I forgot to buy a pair I recently saw on a trip--the print was of musical notes which would've been a tribute to my musical side. Never mind, I still have a few to add holes to. Haha. Have a lovely weekend x

  22. I love the look and I agree I think hosiery is an opportunity to have more fun, express your personality and be even more stylish. There are so many interesting options when it comes to tights, especially from Wolford.

  23. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

    You are so gorgeous and your outfit so absolutely stunning! Love the pattern!

    Have the best day ever,



  25. Lola Finn09 November

    Very cool look :)
    And I loooove those pretty shoes :)
    xoxo from Munich

  26. You look so pretty!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  27. Dressed with soul09 November

    Liebe Madison, die Strumpfhose sieht sehr schön aus und mir gefällt Dein Look dazu sehr gut, er ist perfekt <3 Obwohl ich viele Strumpfhosen mit Mustern und Farben habe, trage ich meistens schwarz oder grau, weil es einfach ist. Aber vielleicht wird das in diesem Winter anders, Du bist mein Vorbild :)

    Ich wünsche Dir ein glückliches, restliches Wochenende!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  28. Thanks Marj! Yes, fun tights always makes me happy during autumn/winter months. Glad that you can relate. Have a wonderful weekend. xx/Madison

  29. Thank you! I do love Wolford's styles, so you're right ... Falke hoisery and socks has been a long time favourite of mine as well. Enjoy the weekend. :-)

  30. Thanks Kati for your sweet comment. xx

  31. Liebe Rena, Wow, sehr süß! :) Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar. Ja, ich glaube, im Winter ist es anders, und ich liebe, gemusterten Strumpfhosen mehr während dieser Zeit tragen. :-))
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schöner Sonntag!

    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xx

  32. Virginie10 November

    Lovely look !!!

  33. Their tights are so CUTE Madison! It's great to hear about their quality. That is a must for me. Excellent review.

  34. Ooooooooh my gosh do I love this outfit! It is so, so, so cute! I really love the oxfords and the hat and the scarf! I know I'm always sick of tights by January, but really they are a lot of fun and luckily there is a variety of patterns and colors for us to chose from to get us by!

  35. Thank you! :) Enjoy your week.

  36. I love your plaid tights Madison! There was a time when I lived in NYC and my tights were everything. I had plaid, every shade of opaque, printed, lace, etc. But now that I live someplace that is still in the high 70s mid-November, my tight wearing days are few and far between. Sadly. I am living vicariously through you :)
    xo Mary Jo

  37. thedailysavant13 November

    The plaid with the shoes looks fabulous! Great vintage-y pageboy style!

  38. Margaret Cruzemark17 November

    Old school elegance. You look like a movie star here. Amazing once again Madison!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  39. Dina's Days18 November

    I could never pull this off, you look so cool! I love anything mustard.