BLACK VARIATION- dress: Aritzia; jacket: Wilfred via Aritzia; tights: Wolford; boots: Costume Nationale; bag: Rebecca Minkoff; bracelets: DANNIJO
I promised myself I would not wear tights before November, so as it’s now officially November, it seems fitting to do an official TIGHTS post. The reason for my postponement was twofold: first, as hosiery is generally associated with the cooler months and those months represent my least favorite time of year (BRRRRRRR), I wanted to delay the start of that season in my sartorial calendar for as long as possible; secondly, I have ambivalent feelings towards tights themselves.
GRAY VARIATION: dress: Aritzia; tights: Tabio; shoes: Pour La Victoire; bag: Rebecca Minkoff
On the downside, there is the tendency towards static cling, the potential for the toe seam to bunch weirdly in your shoes and the ridiculous one-footed hopping dance that is sometimes required to get them on (this almost always results in the tights going on a bit squiffy which leaves you spending the rest of the day feeling like your leg was screwed on incorrectly…GAHHHHH).
Now for the upside (and OH, what an upside it is)…It has been mentioned on this site too many times to count that I love dresses and skirts. The simple fact is that I would not be able to wear these items year-round in New York were it not for tights. Then there is the immense variation of texture and color that tights come in and the flexibility this lends your wardrobe…
Which brings us to today’s post (oh dear, I’ve been rambling a bit haven’t I…thanks for sticking with me). In case you haven’t already figured it out, today I’ve taken one darling printed wrap dress and created two different looks utilizing different tights. One is rocker-esque with the black accents and kicking leather boots while the other is a more demure take on quirk with classic heels and satchel all in varying shades of gray. If I can do so much with one dress, imagine the versatility tights can lend my whole wardrobe?!! This is almost enough to make me giddy about Winter (I said almost).
So, darling reader, what is your take on tights? Do you regard them as friend or foe?!