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New York is finally being graced with sun and blooming flowers– it’s trench coat weather (my favorite)! Even if it is a practically balmy 55 degrees by late afternoon, early mornings and late evenings are still a bit cool for bare legs. I’ve been saved from either freezing or burning by Hanes legwear, which I’ve been wearing during this change of season.

Club Monaco Harper trench coat | H&M lace peplum | H&M dress | Hanes Silky Sheer Control Top legwear in black (c/o) | Salvatore Ferragamo Vara pumps (modern version) | Coach Legacy Leather Molly Satchel in Black Cherry | Ippolita Wicked ring | photos: A Flattering Tale

In these photos, I’m wearing Hanes Silky Sheer Control Top stockings in black. They’re just enough for me to wear now in this in-between weather. I’m not too hot when squished into a crowded subway car and not too cold on a post-brunch stroll through the city.

I love the look of sheer black stockings, but many of you know me as a serial stockings ripper… i.e. I usually ruin them on the first wear. This pair are now on their second wear and counting, so keep your fingers crossed for me! Luckily, it’s not a major crisis if I do accidentally rip them– they’re suitable for almost every budget at just under $6.00. A note on care: sheer stockings definitely belong in the hand wash separately very very carefully category. I try to launder my legwear in the washing machine to make things easy, but sheers are so soft and light that I always hand wash in detergent specially made for delicates.

Would you wear sheer legwear during the winter-to-spring transition or are you more of the go all in, nothing beats bare legs type?

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  1. says

    I’m an opaque or nothing kinda gal, but only because I don’t think myself elegant enough to pull off the sheer stocking look! Love the coat, Alex.

  2. says

    I definitely rip my sheer stockings almost immediately after putting them on – such a pain!!

    Love the simple black, camel and red combo – that is a gorgeous trench!