Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed? What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?
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Today is the premiere of this series and we start off with a surprising style! Enjoy reading .
First off let me start by saying my name is Jonathan and I have a blog called The Hosiery Spot which I featuring reviews on tights, interviews, etc. as I hope to one day sell tights as I really have a passion for them.
My current style is very unique as I don’t like being bound by what other people believe I should wear just because I am a guy, I like to wear what I want and what makes me happy. Now, I wear tights all the time and don’t like to have my bare legs exposed. With the tights I will wear shorts, sneakers, sometimes even a skirt and heels. I like to blend masculine and feminine items into my outfits which seems to fit me well. The way I got into this style was through my fascination with tights as I always loved how nice they made the legs look, all the colors, patterns, shiny, sheer, etc. I just had never tried them for myself and decided to go and buy some nice ones one Saturday, and I was amazed at how nice they were and continued to explore and go for more european brands and found a site online with an amazing selection of european tights and it really took off. It was during this early phase that I was hesitant to wear as I was afraid what others would think if they knew I was wearing tights, thing is I only wore underneath my jeans. I certainly did not wear as often as I do now. I typically would only buy plain tights, skintone shades or colors. I continued this for a while and was satisfied, until I found some by Emilio Cavallini which are made for men and women which have barbed wire, and the other ones with skulls on them. I knew these would be great for me to try and I did wear them, with shorts. I was still hesitant but every time, I slowly builded up my confidence and started by more patterns after this point. Soon enough, wearing tights felt normal for me, like second nature and just made me feel good and like this is who I am. I thought of ways to explore and experiment with my style of wearing tights and thought heels might be nice, even a skirt might be nice. I have slowly but surely added things like a few skirts into my wardrobe and a few pairs of heels. I have been wearing tights for about 5 years and have been openly wearing them for 2.5 years now which has been so liberating for me and makes me so happy to dress how I want. Now, when I want to dress nice, I can wear a nice pair of tights, depending on the time of the year will dictate whether they are patterned or not. Normally in the summer, I will wear ones made for the summer which also happen to have a nice shine which I love! In the Winter, I will wear more patterns and ones that are thicker, and love bright colors and fun patterns. With the nice pair of tights, I can now wear a nice pair of heels which I think really goes well with tights and even a nice skirt to complete the look. My style reflects my personality in that I have always been a person whom does not follow everyone else and likes to do my own thing and what better way than to wear tights, heels, skirt, even shorts and tights, and just kind of come up with my own style for me!
Thanks Jonathan for telling us your story. If I ever need some advice on tights I know where to be! And lots of succes with setting up your own sales point!
Enjoy your week everyone!