Spring is finally lingering around the corner, and I am sure many of you are more than happy to chuck the winter coats into the closet and pull out your lighter, shorter spring coats. Afterall, who doesn’t want to finally show their legs after months of burying them under thick, suffocating leggings and pants? Unfortunately, going bare legged isn’t exactly an option for those of you living in chillier regions. Why not take a cue from Chanel and Ungaro and try out these whimsically romantic yet functional tights? I adore how they provide an ingenious solution for those who wants to get into the light and girly mood of spring, yet remain practical at the same time.

Patterned stockings have existed for a long time, but there appears to be a resurgence these few years. Rather than the old hearts and polka dots motif, Chanel proved to be ingenious yet again by bringing out these cross-tie stockings in the s/s10 collection which everyone and their dog raved about.

A much lesser known version of this can be seen interpreted by Ungaro with mirrored panels for an edgier look. I really like how Ungaro has paired these stockings with a frilly skirt to bring out the playfulness characterized by spring.

And here is my take on it with my winter gear. I found these stockings in Bugis Street, Singapore and I bought them because they are reminiscent of the Chanel ones which I adore. I am sure they would actually look really nice on someone who doesn’t have discarded daikon stumps for legs, though.

By the by, I might also mention that this would be a teaser pic for an outfit post that will soon be posted! Do check back later if you are interested in seeing more.

So, what do you think of patterned stockings? Would you like to wear them?