With the cold weather rushing in it’s hard to see the upside to Canada’s four seasons. While some women pack away their favourite mini skirts and dresses, I say rejoice in the fact that we can now accessorize them with knee highs, patterned tights and stylish hosiery!

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Ellen Somer is another woman who basks in the glory that is hosiery season. She owns the boutique, Out on a Limb, a hosiery specialty store that carries everything from opaque velvet trimmed tights & printed socks to Moose Knuckle parkas & House of Harlow bangles. “I started 19 years ago down the street with 450 square feet because I felt that Avenue Road needed a neighbourhood hosiery store,” Somer explains. “I always wanted to have my own store and I’m so grateful for my staff and customers.” Her customer’s loyalty is quite obvious. While I interviewed Somer, a handful of passersby stopped in to say hello, trade beauty secrets, and check in on what’s new. “That’s what we’re all about, just a friendly neighbourhood store!” Ellen says smiling.

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The shop has been featured as one of Flare magazine’s hotspots, catering to women of all ages and shapes, with sizes ranging from XXS-XXL and features key brands such as Lazy PantsTOMSVelvet by Graham & SpencerSplendid & more. New items are added to the store every couple of weeks, so there’s always something fresh and new. As for hosiery, well, Out on a Limb has literally got everything from patterns and fishnets to sheers and opaques. Ellen’s seasoned advice: “You can add a texture, tone on tone, a bit of colour, a bit of pattern where its subtle or you can go on to the reverse side and make it super loud and bold where your legs make a huge statement and people are always stopping you!”


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So, don’t pack up your favourite frocks and minis just yet because Out on a Limb has your solution to bare legs and cool winds. From now until the end of the season, Out on a Limb will have a large selection of merchandise for buy one, get one free. Be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to show off your gams this winter with a luxe pair of tights. If you like what you see then check out Out on a Limb on their:

Website | going.outonalimb.ca

Instagram @outonalimbfashions

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