The other day, A-Dubs debuted some excellent superhero blue tights with matching wedges, but queried the quirk of her sartorial choice. I often match my shoes to my tights and I wonder what makes it work and, more importantly, what makes it wonky.
Tights are a staple of my F/W wardrobe. That means now. I know that the rest of StyleNation is experiencing unseasonably bare leg weather, but here at IPF, Eastern Division it has been raining for over a week and now that the sun has mercifully returned, it is cold. Puffy coat weather cold. So I swaddle my gams and bring it.
My mother always told me not to wear black tights with black shoes. I don’t know why because this very advice led to an unfortunate incident in my early twenties when I wore a black velvet dress, white lace tights, and black patent leather heels to an important awards ceremony.
I can’t believe I just told you that. I’m totally losing my credibility as a Style Icon.
Skirt: All Saints Black Chevron Tights: Marks & Spencer Black Illusion Shoes: United Nude.
Why doesn’t anyone realise that I am a Style Icon?
One pair of tights, two ways:
Lacy Black Tights: Marks & Spencer
Leopard Print Flats: Topshop
Skirt: Joe Fresh
Grey Wooly Tights: Warm Legwear
Peep-toe Sandals: Swedish Has-Beens
I’m still not comfortable wearing peep-toes in the classroom. Even if I go all Prada 2006, it’s just not how I roll. But I sort of like this.
I love tights. I love how cozy they are. I love how they can add sass or class to any outfit.