It seems fall has paid us a very short visit this year and it already feels like winter. The bottom line is this outfit is in no way weather appropriate, but I decided to brave the cold and freeze my ass off instead of hiding it behind a massive coat. The minute I spotted this wine red velvet dress and added it to my shopping cart, I knew I wanted to wear it with fishnet stockings. And so began the hunt for the perfect pair, because I had a very specific type in mind and the eyelets needed to be the exact right size. My love for tights is well known by now, but all these years I stayed away from fishnet tights because for some unknown reason, in the back of my mind I always associated them with something vulgar. The only context I could have maybe seen them in was a punk outfit, but that wasn't exactly my style either. As I've learned in all these years of exploring and experimenting with different styles, you should never say never. A couple of years ago I turned a complete 180 and realized fishnet stockings can be super elegant and refined if paired correctly. It took me a while to adopt them, and now as you can imagine, they are my favorite pair. Is there something you swore you wouldn't be caught wearing and later on changed your mind?
turtleneck sweater: thrifted
bag: New Look