No nonsense: Leggy Fashion

8 November 2012

My fashion style has changed a lot over the years, and it’s still changing. Currently I love v-necks, lace touches, and wearing sweaters with skirts.

I used to not be much of a skirt/dress girl. Practically refused to wear them unless it was a special occasion until college. Now I can get enough of them. It’s what you’ll see me in the most when it’s not snowing.

In Chicago, skirt season can come to an abrupt end if you don’t know how to dress for the cold. In my opinion, anything above freezing is still skirt weather. Sometimes, you just have to know how to layer properly–and sometimes that involves tights under leggings. Or, go with opaque tights and good tall boots.

One other thing I love about tights and leggings is that they can add that pop of color to my increasingly grey wardrobe. (What can I say, grey is my favorite color.) So when I got the opportunity to talk about No nonsense tights and leggings, I jumped on it.

Last week they sent me a pair of each, and after checking out their site, I was pretty excited because they had some colors I was definitely interested in: jewel blues and greens, a beautiful purple, the mustard yellow I love but am always afraid to try, and bright colors too! What they sent me was black fishnet tights and black leggings.

Black leggings are a complete staple in my wardrobe–I probably already own 5 pair in various lengths. And at this point, everyone and their five year old sister knows how to style them into an outfit.


There’s the debatable “leggings as pants”… which with these, I’d be okay with since they fit great and won’t be all up in my lady business.


Or they work great for some glam, like with my gold sequen dress I wore last New Years Eve. (Also, can we talk about how great my legs look?)

The fishnets were a harder thing for me. When I first think of fishnets I think about when I was in high school drama and had to wear them for a show… and I think of roller derbies. But I knew I could figure out an outfit for them…


So I decided to go with this great blue dress with white polka dots. It’s got sheer shoulders and back, with some great buttons. Oh, and pockets. The fishnets actually work really well with this.

Now, they only sent me the two pair… BUT, I ended up buying a pair of No nonsense tights this past weekend for Rebekah’s wedding. And I have to say, I love the outfit I put together with them!


These purple tights really make this grey outfit. The owl necklace is pretty great too.

Find your pair of affordable No nonsense tights and leggings here. I was sponsored by No nonsense for this opportunity. All opinions are my own.

  • I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of comfortable leggings. Can you believe that I own zero pairs? Will have to check out this No nonsense business.

    • Erini

      Oddly enough, you can find No nonsense at Walgreens. Probably Target too. I’ve owned a lot of pairs and was really surprised by the quality. If I can find some longer, warm chunky sweaters, you may see me doing the leggings as pants thing out in public!

      Also surprised I didn’t rip those fishnets trying to get them on!

  • I’m super excited about this! I’ve been buying HUE leggings for the past few years. They’re comfy and quality but they’re stupid-expensive and I have to hike to find them. So I’m either going to go buy some of these or push you down and steal yours. You might want to hide if you see me while you’re wearing the purple ones!

    • Erini

      haha. <3 you Courtney... and you're not getting my tights! But yeah, think these were under $10 easily. Definitely a good brand, the purple ones are a silky opaque and just feel great!

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