Fishnets & Ripped Jeans

So fishnets are now socially acceptable. Or maybe just fashionably acceptable. In any case, they’re being layered under everything these days. If you haven’t noticed, here I am wearing fishnets & ripped jeans.

I’ve been layering tights under jeans since I moved to Canada when I was 8. There are certain habits you learn growing up in a Russian home. Seriously layering up in the cold is one of them. My mom wouldn’t let me leave the house if I wasn’t dressed warm enough. My boyfriend now carries on the tradition because he knows how easily I get cold.

In college I used to wear coloured tights under my ripped jeans, but for some reason I stopped. I guess our past few winters have been mild enough that I didn’t need extra layers. We did have a few cold snaps but they were too cold for ripped jeans.

Now that the look is officially in fashion, I decided to give it another try with fishnets. And I like the result. Layering makes them as down to earth as notoriously sexy tights can be. I also think wearing them grunge-style with an oversize metallic sweater, velvet combat boots, beanie, and shearling jacket helped.

Probably not what my mom would have in mind for a warm winter outfit, but I swear the fishnets are suprisingly warm. Especially since they’re made up of hundreds of tiny holes. These photos were taken on a day when the temperature was around freezing and I was actually ok (seriously mom!).

Moral of the story: don’t ever stop doing your own unique styling tricks. One day they’ll be in fashion and you’ll look like a pioneer. Also don’t be afraid of wearing things that you think are too sexy – there’s always a way to dress them down. Thanks for reading! What do you think of fishnets?



  • Maray

    Beautiful bag!

    • Maria

      Thanks Maray x

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  • Sharon Wu

    Love how you styled those baggy distressed jeans with a pair of fishnet tights! It looks amazing xo, sharon

    • Maria

      Thank you Sharon xx

  • Paola Lauretano

    Such a cool idea: the tights under your destroyed denim!!! Great look Maria!

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    • Maria

      Thank you Paola xx

  • saim

    yes girl, you are killing this look!:)

  • Christina Gliati

    Oh my God I remember I wore fishnets (to the knee) and I loved them so much. They are great as I can see under ripped jeans. Thats something I would like to try. Kisses!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! Hope you do try it 🙂 x

  • Jessi Malay

    Aww I love this look girl! The fishnet detail under your ripped jeans is such a chic and trendy touch to the entire outfit! Have an amazing holiday season hun 🙂

    XO Jessi,

    • Maria

      Thank you Jessi! You too xx

  • Batsheva

    I LOVE the tights under ripped pants look– its so unique and so different from what everyone else in this world does. it’s funny– the fishnets under your tights don’t make you look provocative at all– they just give you this aura of grungy sophisticatedness that really really works. I uberly love this look. And you gotta know me– I’m a sucker for anything with combat boots in them. like really. Honestly– great job!

    • Maria

      Thanks Batsheva! Haha it’s funny, I actually have a bunch of fishnets but I’ve been scared to wear them (didn’t want to look slutty). Then when I put this outfit on my boyfriend was like, “why don’t you dress sexy like this more often?” I’m a total sucker for combat boots too! I ordered a glitter pair recently and can’t wait to receive them.

  • Rubi

    Love the styling on this outfit!

    xo Rubi

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  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Wed Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  • Nevena Krstic

    Cool outfit! Fishnet tights look so cool under ripped skinny jeans! 🙂 xx

    • Maria

      Thanks Nevena!

  • Monika

    I think the fishnets are great but I was pretty distracted by those awesome boots! I live for combat boots so I have to get my hands on something similar ASAP. I used to wear dresses and skirts over pants in high school and so when people started wearing them in street style snaps I chuckled to myself.


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    • Maria

      Thank you, they are great boots! It’s funny how everything comes around, isn’t it? x

  • elizabeth

    Love that you included your pup!!


    • Maria

      I try to take her with me everywhere she’s allowed 🙂

  • Cathclaire

    Love! Great post girl! xo

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  • Gingi Freeman

    You are looking lovely, of course, but oooooohhh man, your puppy is SO FREAKING CUTE!!! –

    • Maria

      Thank you 🙂 I think the sweater helps haha

    • Maria

      Thank you! x

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Holidays darling!
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  • Hsinwei Ho

    Love every part of this look👌 you look so cool. And the funny thing is I grew up in super warm country but met a girl from Russia too when I was studying in Paris and she taught me that layering is actually the best way to keep warm. Maybe that’s why I really like layering too:)) but well probably not this London winter. Super warm ✌and I will give the netting tights a go too :))

    • Maria

      Thank you! I’m jealous of your warm winter, but on the kind of warm days here it feels so nice after freezing temperatures haha xx

  • Jessica

    What a beautiful jacket! x

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