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Olympic snowboarder shows off threadbare lucky socks

Olympic snowboarder shows off threadbare lucky socks
Jasey Jay Anderson, a 34-year-old snowboarder from Canada, has recently celebrated winning gold at the Winter Olympics and in style, too, showing off the one possession he wears to stay lucky on the slopes.

Reuters revealed that the best of the best, who competed for and won the top award for the parallel giant slalom in Vancouver in February, showed off his ten-year-old socks to the public at a recent press conference, stating that there was likely nothing worse than being a sock.

His feet, which had the threadbare, discoloured knee-high socks on show, drew laughter from the media, with Anderson explaining: "They've gone through exactly everything I have gone through, except they can't see anything.

"I wore them today purely for nostalgic reasons because I am honestly going to retire them. I am sure they are just begging me to retire them."

Anderson qualified in tenth and passed former Turin Olympic medallist Simon Schoch on his way to claiming the title, which was held at Cypress Mountain on February 27th.

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Dakota Fanning dons strange and shredded tights

Dakota Fanning dons strange and shredded tights
Dakota Fanning, the child star who first made her name in I Am Sam in 2001, has showed her more rebellious nature as she turned 16 last week, wearing one of the most questionable ensembles seen on a celeb in recent weeks.

The War of the Worlds actress was seen walking down the street in Los Angeles in an outfit which aimed to attract the attention of anyone passing, including laddered tights with huge holes in each leg alongside high-top Doc Martens, a white shirt and a bright white tiara.

A multicoloured, somewhat garish Balenciaga bag and beige short skirt completed the so-called look, which was hardly complemented by a lack of makeup and generally indifferent expression as the cameras spotted her on the phone to a friend.

Damaged tights, leggings and other hosiery have been seen on the pins of many other people in the celeb world in recent months, particularly Miley Cyrus and Lindsay Lohan.

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Knee-high socks are 'micro trend'

Knee-high socks are 'micro trend'
There are a lot of trends kicking around the catwalks of the world as we speak, but the topic of legs is being constantly addressed with a number of styles. This week, one expert believes they have the answer to any problems relating to covering those pins.

Lauren Sherman of the Fashionista blog explained that the sheer tights of Marni and the knitted hosiery of Prada have proved there to be more than enough space for people to adopt knee-high socks on streets around the world.

She said of the trend: "I plan on layering mine over textured tights and maybe even with a bare leg for early fall. Will you succumb to the knee-high trend or let it pass you by?"

Last month, reporting from New York City's fashion week, Treena Nicole Fischer of the Daily Cardinal said that the main trend for the autumn would be "tights, tights, tights".

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Humans defends themselves from zombie marauders with socks

Humans defends themselves from zombie marauders with socks
After a temporary ban last December saw the undead roam for a little longer in Colorado, the war will resume this week on the campus of the state's main college.

At the end of last year, the University of Colorado (CU) banned Nerf guns for use in a game of Humans vs Zombies, mainly due to the fact campus police might mistake the brightly-coloured plastic toys for real weapons.

So what did the students do? Resume their battle as of this week, starting on March 1st and using socks as weapons to keep away the walking dead.

The group of students has agreed to play during daylight hours - between 08:00 and 18:00 - though that's mainly due to the ice on the ground, making it as safe as possible.

George A Romero, the undisputable king of zombie movies, has had his 1973 film The Crazies remade, with the film gaining general release at the end of last month.

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Bed socks 'respond to winter, kill passion'

Bed socks 'respond to winter, kill passion'
The cold weather of winter this year forced a number of people to make major changes to their sleeping arrangements to stave off the awful effects of the freezing outdoors.

Gocompare.com carried out some research that looked into changing trends in the bedroom, which noted that 57 per cent of respondents used more blankets and duvets around the house and a further 52 per cent wore pyjamas or other sleepwear to bed.

Another 43 per cent of people admitted to wearing socks when snoozing too, though this issue - and the others - have supposedly led to an increasing lack of intimacy across the nation.

Mark Greening of Gocompare.com said: "It seems the cold weather has meant many of us have been reduced to hibernating under the duvet and putting extra layers on rather than stripping off."

Lauren Sherman of the Fashionista blog recently noted how the sheer tights of Marni, alongside the knitted hosiery of Prada, have proved there to be more than enough room for people to adopt knee-high socks this summer.

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Lady Gaga rocks telephone hat and wide array of hats

Lady Gaga rocks telephone hat and wide array of hats
Lady Gaga obviously loves her new song Telephone, otherwise she probably wouldn't be wearing one on her head on an upcoming episode of Jonathan Ross.

The somewhat eccentric clothing fan wore four separate costumes during the filming of Friday Night with Jonathan Ross earlier in the week, as the 23-year-old singer - known as Stefani Germanotta outside of the pseudonym - insisted that she dresses for herself, even down to the tights and stockings.

She told the chat show host: "Be whatever you want to be, it's not about emulating me. It's all right to be different.

"I would rather die than have my fans not see me in a pair of high heels. I'd never give up my wigs and hats for anything."

Lady Gaga is still in mourning over the death of Alexander McQueen, who was a close friend of hers prior to his suicide last month.

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Leggings 'must be tailored to wearer's shape'

Leggings 'must be tailored to wearer's shape'
Women wanting to get the legs looking great this month have been told to ensure their choice matches their body shape, otherwise their ensemble could face the wrath of critical fashionistas, it is believed.

Dijanna Mulhearn of the Sydney Morning Herald said that to pull off leggings as part of a look, people must "resist the urge to wear them as a replacement for pants (unless you're a supermodel) and beware too much going on".

"Don't, for example, overdo it with sparkly legs and a dress - go with one or the other," she continued.

Petite women ought to go with wet-look and sequinned leggings as these can look overwhelming on larger-framed ladies, while simple shapes in matt finishes add to the vision, so long as these girls "never, ever wear cropped or knee-length leggings".

Pear-shaped girls with thicker legs should opt for low sheen in dark colours and team them with skirts or dresses that have more "flirty hemlines"; boots in the same colour can streamline the leg too, Ms Mulhearn continued.

To "balance the weight up top", busty women should go for eye-catching pins, so using bright colours with winter hues is the best bet.

Leggings are still a staple of many celebrity wardrobes, spotted on the legs of Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus on regular occasion.

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Lily Allen tights draw huge criticism

Lily Allen tights draw huge criticism
Fresh from a highly-publicised spat with Courtney Love, Lily Allen has not lent herself much credit after the Hole rocker told her in no uncertain terms that her dress sense was pretty shocking, among other things.

In order to respond to this criticism, Lily wore a relatively ghastly outfit, according to the girls at 3am, who said that her decision to match a leopard-print fur coat with hosiery and shorts was badly timed.

The singer was without makeup and looked a little bloated too, which undoubtedly didn't help her case.

"If we were Lily right now, we'd be making a lot more effort - one false move and Courtney Love will be whacking her oh-so coherent thoughts on the matter all over Twitter..." the 3am girls said.

Lily Allen is well-known for making the headlines for her behaviour, particularly when under the influence, and has been known to have had arguments and tiffs with other stars such as The Kooks, Bob Geldof, Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue.

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Jeggings will 'take the world by storm'

Jeggings will 'take the world by storm'
While skinny jeans may be the latest bottom-half accessory to take the fashion world by storm, it may be jeggings that usurp it in the coming months, according to a new report.

Jeggings - the popular cross between a pair of jeans and leggings, is something that is increasingly appearing on the catwalk and elsewhere, according to the new report by the ANI news agency.

Speaking to the Courier Mail this month, adept stylist and Kisses boutique owner Rachel Moor-Bryce said: "I saw a bit of it start to trickle through last winter and thought they were going to be the next big thing because they're much more comfortable than the skinny jeans."

Ms Moor-Bryce said that it provides a nice and comfortable alternative to skinny jeans as well as a more "modest and stylish alternative" to substituting jeans for leggings - often seen to be a huge fashion no-no.

She added that if people are to wear jeggings, they ought to be embraced in black or a dark denim, while lighter colours should be probably worn with leggings instead.

Dijanna Mulhearn of the Sydney Morning Herald recently said that women wanting to take advantage of leggings this season must ensure their choice matches their body shape.

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Fashionista unsure of best socks for shorter trousers

Fashionista unsure of best socks for shorter trousers
Some things are way too hard to gauge in the world of fashion, with Jess Cartner-Morley of the Guardian finding it particularly tough at the moment to decide what to wear on her feet with trousers.

She said that if you wear shoes with trousers that finish at the ankles, "the ungainly top-of-foot bit is on display", though she is still unsure whether or not to wear a pair.

Ms Cartner-Morley tried non-descript socks thinking they would be more invisible, but they looked as if she'd outgrown her trousers, while fancy socks looked "idiotic", comparing her look to that of Timmy Mallett.

She concluded: "I tried no socks, but people kept asking if I was chilly, so I concluded the look wasn't projecting the insouciant glamour I'd been hoping for."

Recently, Lauren Sherman of the Fashionista blog explained that women hoping to look immediately fashionable will undoubtedly benefit from wearing knee-high socks.

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Grazia: Light tights are nice change

Grazia: Light tights are nice change
Grazia has been on the prowl in London this week to spy people who are dressing to impress people on the street, picking up on the style offered by one young fashionista.

Jordana Armitage, a 23-year-old living in the capital, was stopped by the magazine for finally taking that "bold step from black opaque tights and into something lighter, brighter and spring-friendly - cream lace tights".

They identified it as a look which could be seen as "very Alice in Wonderland" though teaming this with a matching cappuccino foam-coloured body and a "flirty pleated navy skirt", as well as a black cropped coat and classic courts, the youthful style fan "steers clear of frothy girliness or premature summer dressing and keeps it chic instead".

The magazine added that it loves the idea of mixing black, navy and cream together.

This month, the trend of jeggings - the cross between a pair of jeans and leggings - was addressed by the ANI news agency, which stated that they are increasingly appearing on the catwalk.

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Opaque tights are 'a bit heavy' for spring

Opaque tights are 'a bit heavy' for spring
Women are rightly turning away from black opaque options for the legs in the current climate and are instead opting for more relaxed, lighter offerings - and if they aren't, they should be, an expert has said.

Responding to an unnamed fashionista who identified the sunny weather that is "on the verge of spring but still chilly", Holly Thomas of the Washington Post discussed the leg looks that are appropriate for the transitional weather

She said that she is tiring of her black opaque tights and has instead been "switching it up and trying out dark charcoal, light sheer gray and navy options".

Ms Thomas added: "Patterns, Swiss dots and lace feel a bit more fresh, and if you've looked at any spring catalogs lately, you'll see a lot of dainty socks paired with heels and oxfords."

Grazia seems to agree with this; it stopped Jordana Armitage, a 23-year-old Londoner, for taking the "bold step" from black opaque tights to something lighter, brighter and more friendly for spring: cream lace tights.

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Alexa Chung steps out in beautiful tights

Alexa Chung steps out in beautiful tights
Alexa Chung never shies away from the cameras at major style get-togethers and one of the most recent parties by a leading fashion house was no exception, so it seems.

Turning up to the Paris Fashion Week, Alexa shuffled along to the Chanel catwalk show wearing a basic grey cardigan over the top of a flowing white blouse, though it was her accessorising which turned heads.

Alexa decided to pair some strangely appealing black lace cycling shorts with a stunning pair of black polka-dot tights, topping them off with PVC heels for an added bit of glam.

And if that wasn't enough, she carried with her a Chanel logo bag, which took on the style of a remarkably posh and upmarket picnic basket.

This week, it was revealed in the Independent that Alexa Chung boosted eBay sales of any style-oriented item that was connected to her by 241 per cent last month.

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Kerry Katona tries new lifestyle and fashion style

Kerry Katona tries new lifestyle and fashion style
A fitness programme seems to be working a treat for Kerry Katona, who seems like a new woman following an intense regime which has followed on from her split with husband Mark Croft.

The former Atomic kitten singer has hardly been seen out of legwear this month, as she harnesses the power of leggings to aid her on her way to becoming trim again.

Kerry has been the centre of a number of scandals and was tabloid fodder for a number of years, though her new direction, weight loss and recovery from drugs seem more obvious on the face of a woman who is looking happier by the day.

It looks like it may be doing wonders for her future, too, following an announcement today about her management.

That's because Kerry has been signed to CAN Associates by Claire Powell, the manager of Peter Andre, but would only be given this last chance if she stayed away from Mark and drugs.

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Lindsay Lohan to focus more time on leggings?

Lindsay Lohan to focus more time on leggings?
It seems like the wheels might have fallen off of Lindsay Lohans fashion career quite early, following whispers circulating in the press following her departure from Ungaro.

The former teen actress, who is famous for creating leggings for her 6126 line - named after the birthday of Marilyn Monroe, no less - was included as an artistic advisor to Emanuel Ungaro last year, though was relatively poorly received by critics for her style.

In a recent chat to WWD during Paris Fashion Week - which Lindsay was not present at - Asim Abdullah, the company's owner, said that she was not involved, though gave no extra reasoning behind the decision.

Emanuel Ungaro, who is not involved in the brand any more despite it holding his name, said way back in November: "Lindsay Lohan's collaboration was a disaster. I am furious but I can't do anything about it."

Lindsay Lohan has recently decided to sue company E*Trade over an advert describing a baby antagonist as Lindsay, with the actress arguing that she has one-name recognition and that it is defamatory.

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Nicole Richie: Tights are a staple for my look

Nicole Richie: Tights are a staple for my look
Nicole Richie is confident with what she wears, and this is in part due to the things she puts on her legs to complete what the Times describes as her "boho meets sex kitten" look.

The newspaper spoke to the TV star and celebrity wife of Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden, who said that she is in London to promote her new line of clothing which represents a look that she has been wearing - and willing to market - for a number of years now.

She explained that she has always dressed for comfort above everything else - and that legwear is a major facet of this.

"My staples are a good pair of opaque black tights, so you can wear your summer dresses in the winter," she said.

"And, in terms of footwear, I am 5ft 1in and I do enjoy wearing heels a lot."

Nicole is the adopted daughter of Commodores legend Lionel Richie and she made a name for herself starring alongside Paris Hilton in hit US TV show The Simple Life.

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Charlotte Church premieres new figure

Charlotte Church premieres new figure
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross proved to be a particularly stylish affair, with singer Charlotte Church showing her enviable figure for the first time since losing her baby weight.

The singer, who shot to fame as a youngster by demonstrating her remarkable operatic voice, has recently given birth to second child Dexter, who she created with the help of partner and Ospreys rugby player Gavin Henson.

Using opaque black tights extremely well, the singer showed how legwear can truly complete an outfit and add to the slimming effect of a classic little black dress.

Charlotte said of her weight loss: "I don't think I've ever been this thin. I haven't exercised, I just don't eat as much.

"I've got a great fella who's not obsessed with my weight."

Gavin Henson has been in a self-imposed exile since injuring his ankle in a game for the Ospreys in the EDF Energy Cup semi-final defeat to Gloucester back in March 2009, but plans to return to the game soon.

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Amanda Seyfried embraces hosiery for stunning Esquire shoot

Amanda Seyfried embraces hosiery for stunning Esquire shoot
Since starting out in Mean Girls alongside Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert and Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried's career has taken off, though fans have had to wait until now before her clothes were taken off instead.

The actress, who has since starred in blockbuster films including Mamma Mia, Jennifer's Body and Dear John, starred in a shoot for Esquire magazine, which sees her wearing a range of hosiery including knee-length stockings and thigh-high tights.

In a couple of other pictures, she also shows how well body stockings work for her, showing her enviable figure to all.

In order to maintain it, she told the magazine that she has a back-to-basics raw diet that maintains her shape, eating spinach and seeds, among other things, maintaining that she would not be the shape she is otherwise.

Amanda is starring in the titular role in Chloe alongside Julianne Moore, which hits cinemas at the end of the month.

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Unpaired sock woes addressed by expert

Unpaired sock woes addressed by expert
Unpaired socks are regularly judged to be the bane of any laundry routine, particularly when larger families are involved, though one clever guy has solved the problem by using special pegs.

A reader of home advice site Lifehacker - mononymously referred to as Bob - keeps socks paired and assigned.

The system means that in his family of four, he has assigned each of his clan a specifically-coloured peg, with each member attaching the peg to the pair of socks, meaning they are always washed, hung out to dry and returned together.

Speaking to Lifehacker, Bob continued: "The great part is that we no longer have a drawer full of single socks, and the younger family members don't need to ask 'whose socks are these?'".

Furthermore, people know who socks belong to, so they are able to aid with sorting the washing out too.

Jess Cartner-Morley of the Guardian recently complained about socks as a fashion accessory, claiming that it found it particularly tough to decide what to wear on feet when donning trousers.

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Multiple print dresses 'work wonderfully' with footless tights

Multiple print dresses 'work wonderfully' with footless tights
It seems like legs will continue to be covered as part of a style trend reported on this week, highlighting the need for opaque blocks of bright colour to match a certain dress design.

Plus Size Tall explained that bigger ladies in particular suit dresses which use two prints instead of one, and especially designs that are far from subtle.

It explained that a lot of bold prints with "bright pops of colour and strong patterns" are available on the market and several can accomplishes the trend nicely by using the second pattern as an accent in order to avoid overwhelming the look.

Dresses like this need a "pairing with the bold footless tights", the resource added, showing room for women to use bright leggings or hosiery with statement patterns described earlier.

Holly Thomas of the Washington Post recently discussed the leg looks that are appropriate for the transitional weather of spring, ruling out black opaque tights for the meantime.

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Sock-swallowing dog on the mend after eating football

Sock-swallowing dog on the mend after eating football
A dog more used to eating clothing nearly met his match this month after eating a football, causing the deflated plastic shape to bring about a whole range of problems.

Bracken, a Labrador, was taken into the Small Animal Hospital in Glasgow after munching down on the sphere, where an x-ray had revealed it to measure around 12cm - lodged right next to the dog's heart.

The dog, which is a scavenger more interested in other items such as socks and tights, went on to make a full recovery, though would have died without surgery from the helpful doctors.

John Grant, Bracken's owner, said: "He is quite inquisitive and noisy and boisterous. He eats anything - plastic bottles, golf balls, stones and sticks. He has been fine since the operation but it was quite traumatic at the time."

The Small Animal Hospital is based at the University of Glasgow, designed by Archial Architects for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at a cost of £15 million met through public donations and Faculty funds.

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Britney Spears' dress sense fails again

Britney Spears' dress sense fails again
It's not been a great week for Britney Spears in the fashion stakes, with the singer trotting around LA without any real understanding of how clothing can match.

Stepping out in her trademark way - without a bra - Britney walked into a store to pick up some clothes, wearing a strange salmon pink dress over a pair of opaque tights and black boots.

Still, after going into a boutique on Sunset Boulevard, Britney thought it was best to instead pair her hosiery with new clothes, picking up a white vest and a pair of short patterned knickerbockers.

And while the look wasn't very becoming, it was certainly undermined by the fact that the singer had failed to remove the price tags.

Recently, Britney Spears's former manager and boyfriend Sam Lutfi insisted to TMZ that she is of perfect mental health, following months of speculation over her sanity.

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Shia LaBeouf sticks to tights during marathon sprint

Shia LaBeouf sticks to tights during marathon sprint
It seems like the need for something more comfortable on the legs extends to times of great physical exertion as well as when people can't be bothered to do anything.

That's because Shia LaBeouf has been spotted in Los Angeles taking part in the city's marathon, running in a pair of tights as a means of keeping on top of his game.

The actor, who has starred in blockbusters such as I, Robot and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was running on behalf of US Vets, which was printed on his white tank top during the run - undoubtedly supported by Shia due to his father's involvement in the Vietnam War.

Shia ran the 26-mile route in four hours and 35 minutes, coming 5,825th out of around 25,000 runners and over two hours after eventual winner Wesley Korir, who cleared the course in two hours and nine minutes.

The next major marathon is perhaps the one in London, which will take place on April 25th.

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Stars donate socks to museum for celebrity show

Stars donate socks to museum for celebrity show
A number of big-name celebrities have donated a number of items to help a Nottinghamshire museum attract people from the local area, as well as any major legwear fans.

British number one tennis star Andy Murray, last year's Formula One world champion Jenson Button and actress Maureen Lipman are some of the famous individuals names who have sent in a pair of their favourite socks to the Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum, the Nottingham Evening Post has revealed.

The institute will be hosting its Celebrity Socks exhibition from April 2nd, which will also showcase hosiery from popular designer Paul Smith and singer Marti Pellow.

Sock fans may also come away with a prize too, as winning a pair of their choice may only cost £1, in a competition which will see people match socks up to their celebrity owners.

The Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum recently bought a pair of stockings that used to belong to Queen Victoria, at the cost of £8,000.

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Socks 'crucial for those looking to keep fit'

Socks 'crucial for those looking to keep fit'
Those looking to get fit and look great while doing it should ensure they are kitted out in the best kit for the job and should ensure they are sporting the perfect pair of socks for the task.

Marc Deanie, writing in the Scottish Sun, has highlighted the fact that socks and trainers are among the most essential purchases for people intending to keep in good shape.

Those looking to prepare themselves for a high-endurance race such as the Great Scottish Run should make an extra effort to ensure that these are the right size for them.

He said: "Try breathable, well-fitted running socks and you will never look back. They might seem expensive … but they will prevent chafing."

Those worried about keeping their sports socked paired should take advice from Lifehacker and use special pegs to ensure that all of one's family members keep them organised.

He said that this will help conquer the bane of unpaired socks and could even prevent family fights from occurring.

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Kids don fun socks for charity

Kids don fun socks for charity
Children in Hertfordshire have been raising money for charity by swapping their regular school uniforms for colourful and fun socks.

Pupils at Parkside Community Primary School in Borehamwood took part in the special non-uniform day in aid of Sports Relief and physical activities and a talent competition also formed part of the day.

According to the Borehamwood and Elstree Times, a sum of £150 was raised for the charity, while the youngsters also learnt about less fortunate children in other countries and had a fun day in their eccentric socks.

Julie Muncey, headteacher at the school, told the newpaper: "It was altogether a very enjoyable day. The children and staff all looked very colourful and the event lifted everybody's spirits."

Marc Deanie, writing in the Scottish Sun, recently said that adults looking to get fit and look great while doing it should also ensure they are sporting the perfect pair of socks for the task.

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Socks and sandals - the next big trend?

Socks and sandals - the next big trend?
The age-old fashion no-no of socks and sandals has become a fashion go-go and is to be seen on the UK's streets and catwalks alike this spring and summer, a fashion website has claimed.

Marni's spring runway included flat sandals teamed with socks but it worked surprisingly well, according to trend-following site FashionForLunch.com.

"It is only natural to feel sceptical - to say the least - about this unlikely trend, but some of the best spring collections received praise for including this much-discussed combination," the website claimed.

It gave the example of Burberry, which teamed chunky platform sandals with ribbed grey socks, resulting in a super-chic look, especially when worn with the brand's covetable trench-dresses.

Chloe Sevigny is one celeb that has been spotted sporting the trend of late.

The actress, fashion designer and former model was papped on one occasion wearing black socks with flat grey sandals and another sporting white ankle socks with black peep-toes.

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Single socks 'can be transformed into children's puppets'

Single socks 'can be transformed into children's puppets'
Rather than being frustrated when one goes missing, parents can actually embrace the opportunities that can be created when a sock is lost.

The Disney Familyfun Magazine has highlighted the fact that it is easy to transform a lone sock into a fun bunny beanbag.

All a parent has to do is use a spoon to transfer some dried lentils into a child's sock until it just passes the heel, it suggests.

After this is sealed with a rubber band, a ribbon can be tied just beneath the heel and the sock's cuff can be transformed into two ears with some cutting, it added.

The magazine said that felt features can be attached using tacky glue to complete a face.

It stated: "Until we figure out where missing socks actually go when they vanish from our laundry baskets, here's a way to get some use from the singleton left behind."

Another way of disposing of old socks was recently showcased by a number of stars, who donated their former pairs to a museum in a bid to boost visitor numbers.

Tennis star Andy Murray, Formula One champion Jenson Button and Maureen Lipman all donated to the Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum, the Nottingham Evening Post reported.

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Tights with shorts are 'key fashion trend'

Tights with shorts are 'key fashion trend'
Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller: all celebrities that have one popular style in common, according to a leading fashion outlet.

StyleList this week explained that such Hollywood superstars are showing plenty of leg in the spring as they are pairing summer shorts or cut-offs with tights, highlighting how they want to rock the new seasonal look despite it still being a little chilly.

Celebrity stylist Toni Ferrara, who has worked with Jaime King and Sophia Bush, said that the shorts and tights trend is the new jean look for 2010.

She asserted to StyleList: "Most body types can pull this off with ease, although if you are not a fan of your legs, I'd suggest doing torn up jeans instead.

"It's very cute to see this look paired with an over-the-knee heel to add a touch of rock 'n' roll."

Recently, the Times noted how Nicole Richie is able to create fantastic designs for her range of new clothes, adding that her personal look is "boho meets sex kitten".

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Patterned tights 'make most people look like elephants'

Patterned tights 'make most people look like elephants'
Women are embracing patterns with absolutely everything this season, though the legs may be one place to avoid cladding in different colours and shades, according to a new report.

Luke Leitch of the Times explained that the 80s look of patterned tights is leading to a number of fashion revivals, though only a few people can pull the look off.

He said that the "one irrefutable truth" is that patterned tights make all but the longest, thinnest legs look like those of a "galumphing elephant".

Luke didn't stop there, either; he continued: "I'm not talking normal, healthy svelte elephants - I'm talking obese, hip-heavy elephants that ought to resign from elephant Weight Watchers for being irretrievably remiss and setting an appalling example to the not-quite-as-hugely-fat elephants in the class."

With the wide array of styles available and many never leaving the catwalk, it may be a case of jealousy on his part that they are just the preserve of women.

This week, StyleList explained that Hollywood superstars such as Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba are showing legs often in the spring by pairing summer shorts or cut-offs with tights, whether they are patterned or not.

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