So for those people that know me really well i love clothes, dressing up, fashion, styling, etc. I love it so much that some of my family members have given me the nickname "sylista" or "fashionista". I had even acquired an internship (online) with The Fashion Foot, although it was mainly for my writing. I don't know why, but I just like putting together really cute/interesting outfits and styles. I even want to learn how to sew to make my own clothing but that's another topic.
While growing up I would hear from many people that wearing tights/leggings with shorts its a look you want to avoid. I now realize that the look actually works, if you do it correctly. This look is perfect for a simple outing with friends, maybe a trip to the ice skating rink if its open around this time of year, or even to a very nice event.
Here are some tips on how to wear tights/leggings and shorts:
-Don't wear sheer tights with the shorts.
-Don't match your shorts to your tights. Example: if you have shorts that has zebra print on them, don't wear zebra print leggings.
-If you want to look taller, wear black tights/leggings with black shoes.
-Do not wear sneakers while wearing shorts with leggings/tights. It brings the look down to make it too casual.
-Make boots, heels, or flats your shoe of choice when wearing shorts and tights/leggings. However, with boots don't have the top of the boot be too high or it may make the overall look somewhat trashy. With ankle boots, you can use leg warmers as an accessory or an added pop of color.
-When in doubt add leather or a jacket.....or a leather jacket.
-Keep things simple on top with a nice sweater.
-Denim is usually the shorts of choice but any kind can do just fine but make sure it isn't ill-fitting.
-If you wear light colored shorts then wear dark tights/leggings. If you wear dark colored shorts then wear light colored tights/leggings.
-Don't wear too small or too little shorts.
-If you have long shorts, roll up the bottom.
Hope this helps!
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman