Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Why Can't You Just Wear Pants?"

One day, a good friend of mine was talking to me about the hipsters at her very hip college. "They're all wearing tights and shorts. I don't understand. Just wear pants if it's cold and wait until it's warm enough out to wear shorts." I just laughed and nodded, while secretly - and slightly shamefully - recalling the few times I had donned tights and shorts. To be perfectly honest, she made a valid point. Just wear pants when it's cold and keep the tights with the skirts, because there really is no longer, cool-weather appropriate alternative...except maybe a long skirt? But anyway, I digress slightly.

Top: Nordstrom Rack, Shorts: Levis, Tights: Hue, Oxfords: Steve Madden

I was stumped today as to what I wanted to wear. My good jeans were in the wash, and I didn't want to wear a dress or skirt because I simply wasn't in the mood. It's rare, but it happens. So here comes my solution, in the form of - you guessed it, or rather saw it in the pictures.. - jean shorts and tights. I realized as I was getting dressed that the jean shorts and tights combination really is a wonderful thing. For me, it's mainly a still warm alternative to jeans, which I find sometimes to be too constricting. With jeans and tights, only parts of my legs are in jeans and the majority of my legs are in super comfy, flexible tights. Problems, solved! Well, at least today's wardrobe related problems, solved!

I just wanted to thank you all again for being amazing readers and commenting on my poem. And I want to apologize again for being a terrible commenter. School's been so draining, but I will get to your blogs because I'm just being a sleepy wimp. Sleepy wimpery ends now!

Until tomorrow,


  1. i love this look/trend.
    i do not care if "hipsters" wear it. i love it. i need to try it.
    i esp love the look with light brown shorts and black tights!
    (& personal i really do not like wearing legs are short.)
    i love that you added the look absolutely wonderful! <3

  2. I love this look, too. But you could wear a paper bag and look amazing.

    Have I mentioned how much I love your shoes? Every time you wear them, I fall in love. I NEED to get tan oxfords. Need.

  3. I personally love this trend. I don't wear shorts that often but I would choose them over pants any day. I'm only 5'2 so it's a pain to find jeans that fit properly. I love everything about this look. The pink blouse is lovely and looks so pretty paired with the contrast of the black tights under the shorts.

  4. soooo adorable! i love your outfit! i was pretty hesitant to wear shorts with tights too because i didn't understand the point, but i actually love it more than jeans :) you look so so so cute!

  5. Screw what your friend says, I love shorts with tights! I wear it all the time, and you look lovely in it too. That shirt is adorable too but then my love for florals is no secret. I hate jeans but I like denim so it's always just easier to wear jean shorts and tights, I sometimes even wear boots with them too!

  6. Haha, I love shorts and tights too! And you look adorable. Don't worry. I think it's sort of a guilty pleasure in the fashion world. It's such a nice alternative to jeans if you want the modesty of covering yourself instead of wearing a skirt! ♥ Plus, it makes it seem less dressed up but still put together.

  7. My daughter, who's 4, insists on wearing tights and shorts all the time. She also tries to wear tights as pants. I don't see the problem with tights and shorts, I think it's cute. Tights as Definitely not.


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