*Blogger’s Note: Kushyfoot sent me products to review, but all opinions expressed here are my own.
In 2011, I graduated from college and headed from Santa Cruz to Berkeley. I moved in with a girl named Ali, a UC Berkeley Anthropologie student who worked at a tiny, independent bookstore on the famed Telegraph Avenue. I myself had worked in bookstores and libraries for over six years, including a children’s bookstore and a spiritual bookstore. Ali told me that the reason my email inquiry about the available room stood out to her was was our mutual love of literature and reading. In the following year we became very close friends, and it was Ali who coined the “literary prep.”
My style has gone through many iterations over the years, including goth and hippie, but it seems to have now landed safely in literary prep. You’d know literary prep if you saw it. Think intellectual hipster: brown ankle boots, mustard skirts, top knot buns, peter pan collars, and of course, blazers with elbow patches. I actually have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to it.
When Kushyfoot kindly offered to send me some of their tights and socks to review, I was thrilled. I regularly wear tights, especially with heels, but my biggest complaint is tights are too thin to offer much support. In the best of circumstances I find heels to be uncomfortable, so I loved how Kushyfoot provides some extra padding that you can’t even see. The ones I’m wearing here are their rib tights, which are flattering on everyone since vertical lines elongate your body. Also, how frickin’ adorable and practical are these lace foot covers? They provide extra thick padding and you can’t even see them with heels. Frankly, I think it’s astonishing every tights and hosiery company isn’t providing padding like this. I’m a completely convert.