Shorts with Tights!

Shorts with Tights and Ankle Boots

Oh I talk a lot of shit about shorts with tights sometimes. I find it super uncomfortable when your tights get all bunchy and when your shorts feel too tight from layering. But I finally found a comfortable tights/shorts combo, and only feel slightly like a crazy person. Here’s the key to nailing shorts with tights:

1. FIT: The shorts should be loose. If they are tight without tights, don’t even bother. You will be sorry. Only attempt if you don’t mind readjusting every ten minutes.

2. COLOR: If you select tights in a similar hue as your shorts, you will appear taller. Same goes with the color of your shoes. Black shorts, black tights, and black shoes will look super sleek, slim, and long. I am not displaying an example of this!

3. LENGTH: Tights can save short shorts, I tell you. They automatically make super short appear sophisticated, and you don’t have to have tan legs OR shave! Win win!

So there you go, I have convinced myself to try more shorts and tights combos now. What about you?

Shorts with Tights and Ankle Boots

Shorts with Tights and Ankle Boots

Cardigan: BDG, Tee: JCrew, Shorts: Joe's, Tights: Hue, Boots: Swedish Hasbeens, Necklace: F21, Earrings: Kendra Scott

Shorts with Tights and Ankle Bootskendra scott darby earring blue agate

November 23, 2011

12 Responses to Shorts with Tights!

  1. Lyddiegal says:

    Haha, you totally make it work, and isn’t it funny how we all talk about the looks we dislike, but then end up wearing them anyway?
    I love your berry mustard color combo here too!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Yep. I’m convinced. I realized the same thing about the length when wearing short skirts with tights. Why did I not realize this before this morning? No idea. But yea, I’ve always been sorta “eh” about shorts with tights too, unless you own some crazy cool tights like those purple ones.

  3. skippysays says:

    I’m a huge fan of the short/tights combo when done right, and you’re definitely doing it right here :) Love the purple and yellow color combo too- so fun!

  4. I love the colors you mixed in this outfit. Those purple tights with the mustard cardi is pure perfection. I am really digging shorts with tights. You look fantastic!!

  5. Rlutz says:

    I am not sure I have the guts for the short and tights thing yet…love how you styled the denim with those fun tights…great combo with the mustard. Very cool earrings!

  6. I have a similar pair of Joe’s shorts that I looooove. I wear the hell out of them in the summer and I really like the way you styled yours here. I’m totally going to steal this look!

  7. Holly says:

    I’ve become a big fan of tights under shorts this season. Its my go – to now!

  8. Jamie Rose says:

    I enjoy the tights and shorts combination. In fact, I’m wearing it right now! It mixes the comfort of tights with the ability to sit un-lady-like!

  9. Holly says:

    Love this! What do you think about this look with moto-type boots? I think it could work. They would be similiar to the ones you have on here, minus the heel. :-)

  10. Petter says:

    I too like this style, a LOT! Being a man I don’t use as short shorts as you do. I think just above the knee works better for me. Wearing shorts and tights as man isn’t a problem even if I’m pretty alone with this style. Hahaha…
    Most people find my style cool and I wish more men would dare to try. Shorts and tights is super comfortable and it looks really great. The best part is that I don’t need to show my pale legs. 😀

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