Not so long ago fishnets were considered the trashy cousin in the hosiery family. Yet now you can wear them to add some effortless edge to pretty much any outfit. 

The reinvention of fishnets actually reminds me of Kelly Osbourne's amazing glow up - how she ditched her early 2000s punk girl image for a more sophisticated vibe.

The same can be said for the diamond-patterned stockings we now love. Nothing about the original design has changed, but they're just worn in a more chic way.

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Fishnets are not exactly warm, but you can always fix that by wearing sheer stockings in your skin tone underneath on those extra chilly days. Yep, 'tis almost the season to make like an onion.

Have a look at how you can bring your own sexy back by wearing this old trend in a new, less conventional manner, i.e. by playing peek-a-boo with your fishnets.

Buy them here: 

Fishnet tights, R 129, H&M.

Here's how to wear them:

1. Layer with distressed denims

This is an effortless street style look that will give your ripped denims and mom jeans more personality this season.

2. Show some thigh

Need something to fill that 4-finger gap between where your thigh high boots start and your dress/skirt/shirt ends? Fishnets are your answer.

3. No more ashy ankles

You know how you can leave the house with moisturised ankles at 8:30 am, but by 11am they're already ashy again? Well, here's a very trendy life hack for that - a pair of ankle grazing pants, fishnet anklets (or full stockings) and a tres chic pair of shoes.

Mix & Match ????

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4. Add a feminine touch to your kicks

This is a very cute look worth trying out. Whether it be with your Vans, silk sneakers or Reebok Classics, it just works.

Yesterday's shoe situation ?? ?? Fishnets: 932103

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5. A classic fit

And guess what? You can still wear a full pair of fishnet stockings like any other pair of normal stockings. So don't be shy to wear a dress or short jumpsuit with your pair for fear of being called "tarty" because there's no such.

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