Ripped your stockings? It's ok, you're in style!

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It is now officially stocking weather here in Chicago, and coincidently also my favorite time of the year.  I love my sheer tights, my colorful and wool  stockings and my thicker leggings, so naturally  I love the trend of ripped stockings. I don’t like to admit that I am taking fashion cues from the runway, Miley Cyrus or the Olsen Twins, but in this case I will make an exception.  I realize the popularity in ripped stockings is due to the grunge look making a comeback, but I like to (naively) think this trend is a response to the recession.  Before, I used to be ashamed of my rips and tears, dutifully using clean nail polish at the sight of the first run. My inability to buy new stockings embarrassed me (oh, financial woes!), but now, it’s a-ok.  I can walk around the city in style.

If you plan on ripping your stockings, I’d recommend using a safety pin or a needle and removing individual threads. There are a lot of DIY websites that suggest using a razor or scissors to make large horizontal slashes, but I find this unnecessary as large holes will eventually grow to an unruly size and become uncomfortable. The long runs  and small holes look is something I can get behind, however. I’d also recommend holding onto your clear nail polish and plugging up those runs and holes when they get close to your toes: there is nothing that makes me as miserable as having a stocking hole constrict the blood flow to my big toe.


4 Comments on “Ripped your stockings? It's ok, you're in style!”

  1. wbleibs says:

    Don’t forget to compliment the look by chipping away some freshly painted nail polish! Or is that too 2008, too Avril Lavigne…?

  2. Dawn Reiss says:

    Who needs to rip stockings? Just wear them a few times and they are sure to snag on something.

  3. Caitlin Kelly says:

    Just. Say. No. Really. I mean it. For everyone who thinks you’re looking really great, someone is going to pity your dire poverty and inability to discern enormous holes in your hose.

  4. Matthew says:

    i just realized how perverted i am

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