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Before choosing which stockings you should wear with your open toe shoes and skinny jeans, you must first determine the overall look you’re going for. If you’re trying to make a fashion statement, you can afford to get a little crazy in the color department. But if you’re not trying to attract attention to your toes, a subtle color is your best choice.
Keep It Concealed
If you’re only wearing your open toe shoes because it’s the best option for your skinny jeans, you might not want to exaggerate the fact that your tootsies are uncovered. In this case, wear stockings that match the color of your shoes. From afar, it will look just like you’re wearing closed shoes. Although you’ll have no problem matching stockings to black, gray, or brown shoes, it gets a bit tricky if your shoes are white, sequined, patterned or colorful. In this case, consider opting for the traditional nude hose. But for fashion’s sake, your hose should be as transparent as possible. There’s nothing worse than walking around with thick pair of nude pantyhose, looking like you’ve got webbed toes hanging out of your shoes.
Make A Statement
For the fashionista who likes to get a little crazy in the clothing department, making a color choice for your stockings can be a bit more interesting. Make a bold statement with a bright, bold colored stocking that contrasts with the color of your shoes and skinny jeans. Although you can match the stocking color with your blouse or purse, it’s not a necessity. Consider a pair of bright pink or yellow stockings peeking out from black peep toes or grey. For Christmas, pair green stockings with red shoes for a festive holiday look. Let your mood and personality guide you as you pave the road for future risk-taking fashionistas.
If you can’t quite find the right color to match your open toe shoes, rely on texture or pattern instead. A pair of chevron, snakeskin or argyle stockings add unexpected toe texture to your skinny jean and peep toe look. If you choose to rock the fishnets, opt for a pair with a smaller texture. Otherwise, you run the risk of having your toes slip out of the fishnet holes – a major fashion faux pas. If you are really looking to up the ante on your winter wardrobe, consider sliding a playful pair of leg warmers over your skinny jeans and heels. These funky accessories add a splash of color and contrast to your look, and keep your legs and feet warm as you wade through winter.
Peep Toe Tips
Like many other ancient fashion rules, it’s safe to throw the “never wear stockings with open-toe heels” rule out the window. But there are a few important things to keep in mind when dressing your lower digits. Opt for a stocking with a thicker material – more like a pair of tights than a pair of pantyhose. And don’t ever let your stocking seams show through your open heels. If possible, choose a seamless pair of stockings. If that’s not possible, at least tuck those tacky seams under your feet and out of sight.