How to look preppy with fishnet tights

When I was in my adolescence fishnet tights were especially popular with punks, torn of course. In the eighties it was much worn with the secretary look, think pencilskirt and matching blazer. I’ve done both! Except for the torn part. I hadn’t worn fishnet tights for years, actually because when I wear tights it must be cold. I will stay bare legged as long as possible. And I don’t always want to wear two tights. I have done here. Normally I don’t wear tights under trousers, but I could not find fishnet knee socks. I already had a hard time finding these.

As I have said here, I love this lenght trousers. This black one I wear preferably with a tight black turtleneck sweater and ankle boots. Very simple, and in my opinion quite stylish. A few weeks ago, when we took these photos, it was so terribly cold that I wanted to wear a lot of layers. A basic shirt, this blouse and a V-neck sweater. The snakeprint bracelet is a gift to myself from Ibiza, from years ago. I love a bit edgy ness with a preppy look! I don’t often wear pants, but when I do I like it this way!


me in fishnet tights

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Trousers: here

Blouse: here*

Shoes: here

Sweater: here

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Most viewed from last week is: Linda from a Labour of LifeLinda in fishnet tights

My favorite from last week is: Tina from Tina’s Pink FridayTina in fishnet tights

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  1. March 3, 2017 / 12:19 am

    You look lovely and so does the snow. The fishnets are a brilliant idea under your ankle pants. Thanks for sharing this inspiration and for hosting.


    • March 3, 2017 / 7:42 am

      Thank you, the snow doesn’t look lovely Rena!ha ha

  2. March 3, 2017 / 12:21 am

    I love this monochromatic look, Nancy! The fishnets add the perfect amount of interest! Great outfit!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Friday!

    • March 3, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Thank you Andrea! Have a great weekend

  3. March 3, 2017 / 1:59 am

    I love your clutch. Have a good Friday!

    • March 3, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Thanks! Have s great Friday too!

  4. March 3, 2017 / 5:36 am

    Nancy, I love this! Its sort of prim but cutting edge all at once-so balanced!

    • March 3, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Ha ha, thanks!

  5. March 3, 2017 / 6:12 am

    Nancy, thank you very much beeing your favorite of the last link-up. Thanks for hosting.
    You look fabulous in this outfit. I Love the combination of this blouse/ sweat and fishnet/ heels. Great style! ♥️
    xo Tina

    • March 3, 2017 / 7:44 am

      Thank you, I enjoy your Britain reports always!

    • March 3, 2017 / 7:45 am

      You should! I know they would look fabulous on you!

  6. March 3, 2017 / 8:10 am

    How cute you look! I like this look a bit preppy, as you say. I like the elegance of the pants, the elegance of the colors, the wonderful lace blouse and these nice shoes. The hairstyle is beautiful, and it breaks, a little, the classic formality of the look.

    • March 3, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Yes, thats what I wanted to do with the tights and the hairdo! Thank you Josep!

    • March 3, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Thank you! Yes, dont they!

    • March 3, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thank you! Have a great weekend.

    • March 3, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      I’m honoured that you do! Thank you

  7. March 3, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    I think this look has some attitude, a bit of rock chick with your preppy?
    I can so relate to what you say about tights, especially under trousers. I only wear tights with skirts and dresses, never with trousers (even when it’s cold, as in well below zero), it’s just uncomfortable.

    • March 3, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Yes it is. I don’t like them either under dresses and skirts. I will be happy when it’s getting a bit warmer and we can go bare legged again!

  8. shelbeeontheedge1
    March 3, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I love this look, Nancy! The fishnets just peaking out at the bottom of your ankle pants is so subtly and sexy! Well done. You had difficulty finding fishnets, I am having the hardest time finding pantyhose with seams up the back. I found some online, but then they were all sold out. I keep going for fishnets as an alternative because those I can find!


    • March 3, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Oh I have seen them here a lot! And fishnet were here very hard to find! Funny! Have a great weekend dear Shelbee

  9. March 3, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    Look at you cutie in those sexy fishnets and t-Strap heels…so cute! And love the preppy vibe! Happy weekend doll!!

    • March 3, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      You make me smile!

    • March 3, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      They are fantastic! Also under a dress of course!

  10. March 3, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Ziet er erg leuk uit! Mooi ook met nog een laagje sneeuw op de achtergrond.

    • March 3, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Nee joh, dat is niet mooi!ik haat sneeuw ha ha

    • March 3, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you! Have a good weekend Jess!

  11. March 3, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I love the outfit – and those shoes!!! 🙂

    • March 3, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you very much!

  12. Janea
    March 3, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Fishnets have been around forever, but I love how they’re trending now under distressed jeans and cropped pants – such a fun new twist.
    xo, janea

    • March 4, 2017 / 9:55 am

      Yes I love that too! But also love them under a dress or skirt!

  13. March 4, 2017 / 3:22 am

    Kudos to you for still taking photos outside when there is snow on the ground!

    Fishnets are always sexy. Even if we just see them peeping out at the bottom of the trousers.


    • March 4, 2017 / 9:55 am

      Thank you Suzanne!

  14. March 4, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I love that length trouser, as well! I would have never thought to layer fishnets underneath, but the result is a great work look! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    • March 4, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Thank you! Have a great weekend.

    • March 4, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      They are great right! Have a good weekend!

  15. March 4, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Oh, I really like this, Nancy! The fishnet tights are the perfect bit of edge for this otherwise preppy look. I need to give this a try while we still have cool weather. Also your shoes are Fabulous!

  16. ttd09
    March 5, 2017 / 5:05 am

    Really loving your twist on the fishnets…the outfit looks fabulous!!!

    Lydia |

  17. March 5, 2017 / 10:39 am

    This looks really good on you!! I like this length trousers too, but have to wear something loose at the top (no hips or bum). Like you I rediscovered fishnets, only mine are “small holes” and I wear hold-ups (thigh highs). So no crotch pulling. Thanks for the inspiration. I will wear them with 3/4 trousers next week.

    • March 5, 2017 / 10:50 am

      Do you wear them under your trousers, because last week when you were shopping in Haarlem, you wore them too and you were wearing jeans!

    • March 6, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Thank you, that is very kind of you!

  18. March 5, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I love your fishnet stockings and you are so adorable! I am dying to see the Netherlands! Glad I found your blog, have a great day lady!

    Fashion and tRavel

    • March 6, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Oh you do? That s Nice, Thank you.

  19. March 6, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Het zwarte hemd vind ik erg leuk.

  20. Marushi
    March 6, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Wat een leuke look heb je er weer van gemaakt! Ik ben vooral fan van het truitje!

    • March 6, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      Aren’t they! Thanks Gemma!

    • March 6, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Happy Monday Vanessa!

  21. March 6, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Love this “preppy” outfit, with the added zip of the fishnets, very cool. Also the brown dot reminds me of the dress from A Pretty woman! Also love the black maryjanes! Great outfit! Love Linda’s rich monotone look na her cool umbrella!
    xx, Elle

  22. March 6, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Clever! I never think “preppy” when I think fishnet tights, so this is a fresh interpretation of a classically punk/sexpot style. The little peek of fishnets at your ankles is such a fun alternative to socks or going bare!

    <3 Liz

    • March 6, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you, I think a preppy look needs a bit edge!

    • March 23, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Ja, dit is ook wel 1 van mijn favorieten! Veel plezier van je trip hè! Ik ben echt wel een beetje jaloers!

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