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!
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.
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 Pants, TOMS, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Splendid & 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!”
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
Facebook | Out on a Limb Hosiery Boutique