Cool For The Summer? Try Stockings As Pants This Season À La Kendall Jenner

From the runway to real life.

By Ava Gilchrist
Is there something in the water at the moment, or are all of our favourite supermodels just forgoing pants this season? Either way, it's a mood and a half.
While stepping out in LA, 818 Tequila founder Kendall Jenner made one of her boldest fashion statements of all time by opting for sheer stockings in lieu of trousers.
Who knew those Denier 30 tights our parents wrangled us into during our high school years would one day become a bona fide iconic look? We didn't, but honestly we're pinching ourselves for not trying this look ourselves.
Kendall Jenner wears Bottega Veneta stockings while out in LA. Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
For those with an attuned eye, you'll know that these aren't just any old pair of tights that she's fished out of her hosiery draw.
Indeed, this soon-to-be viral look is actually fresh from the runways of Milan Fashion Week, featured in the recent Spring/Summer 2023 collection from lauded luxury fashion house Bottega Veneta.
Similar to how it's styled on the runway, Kendall completed the ensemble with a pair of muted black sling back pumps and a chunky sweater which she pushed up to her elbows.
We can't comprehend the genius that is Bottega Veneta creative director Matthieu Blazy to conjure something is iconic as this, but somehow he has. Bravo.
However, what really makes this outfit isn't the latest object of our affection, the Sardine Bag, but rather the bouquet of sunflowers carried by Kendall.
Are they merely a prop in this perfectly curated plandid? Who is the lucky recipient of this bunch? Oh the secrets this bouquet of sunflowers hold.
We can't help the similarities between the bouquet and the can of orange Coke Kendall held while wearing that tangerine Bec + Bridge dress back in 2019. We know the girl loves an out-of-field accessory.
And considering that food disguised as accessories was a standout from New York Fashion Week, we can imagine that Demna or Jonathan Anderson are already contemplating turning a bouquet into a purse.
Whether you're a fashion novice or seasoned veteran, you'll know that the level for supermodel off-duty street style ensembles has accelerated in recent years. We'll know longer allow fashion's freshest faces to step out looking like a pink Pilates princess or a run of the mill jeans-and-a-nice-top combo.
We demand excellence from to fashion's elite, and indeed did Kendall deliver.
While many on the internet we're quick to come for Kendall for leaving her pants at home, we're instead here to defend the ensemble.
Given the return of the indie sleaze aesthetic, isn't it poignant that Kendall will be the first to usher in the reprise of the stockings?
During the mid-to-late 2000s this look would've been seen on club kids everywhere, most likely sported with a pair of Doc Martins boots and under a shirt dress or pair of One Teaspoon shorts.
But given our appetite for sensual dressing we don't blame Kendall for not wanting to cover up. Honestly, given we're about to head into the summer we know we'll be taking every opportunity to wear little-to-nothing this season.
This look? Cool for the summer.
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