Cardigan: Simplicity 2417
Skirt: Thrifted and altered
Shoes: Gianni Bini
One question I get asked a lot is “How can you stand to wear skirts in the winter?” There are a number of tricks, but the best one I have is to wear really thick tights. I have several pairs of sweater tights, which I love, but they don’t really come in bright colors. So when I want some color, I start layering my tights! If you have a brightly colored pair that aren’t quite opaque, try layering a pair of black tights underneath. If the color isn’t too light, it will make them appear more vibrant. These blue tights are opaque (they are by Hot Sox and I got them at TJ Maxx.) I got the lace tights as a christmas gift, and I’ll be honest – they aren’t my kind of thing to wear on their own. Lace tights always look kind of strange to me. But layered over the brightly colored tights they make a really neat effect!
I’m trying something new this week. I laid out all my outfits for the week on Sunday, so that I don’t have to spend a lot of time trying on clothes during the week. So far it’s working – it gives me more time to think about outfits without stressing over it. Here are my other two outfits this week:
Cardigan: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Dress: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Cardigan: Jones NY
Dress: Colette patterns Rooibos in wool crepe
Tights: Forever 21
Boots: Poetic License
We missed the big snow storm – instead we just got a bunch of rain. I hope everyone who was caught in the storm is keeping warm! I’m sick (yes, again!) so I’m planning to spend my evening cutting out patterns for my spring wardrobe. I can’t wait to get started on it, but I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the dusty 3rd floor when I’m sick.
10 thoughts on “Outfit: layered tights”
I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling ill – so many people I know (me included) have just found this winter’s cold/flu so difficult to shake off. It’s horrible 😦
I love your Rooibos – it was definitely an inspiration to me when I was making mine! I’m going to give the layering tights idea a go too – the way those lace tights look layered over the bright blue ones is fab.
All your outfits are great! But my favourite is the first
I love all three outfits. Thanks for sharing the idea of layering tights. I have not fashioned a skirt lately because I am always cold. I will be shopping for more tights!!!
Don’t you look cute! I love the blue and black layered tights a lot, what a fun idea! Sorry you’re sick. I am too at the moment. I had to ask my MIL to come help me out for a few days. Ugg. Why do I always get sick in January?!
oooh layering tights is a great tip!! i love wearing skirts or dresses, so when winter approaches (i’m in australia!) i’ll be donning the double layered tights xx
I do that laying my outfits out on Sunday. I like this because I tend to wear more of my garments this way and it allows me to add jewelry too. No frantically searching for pieces in the morning. I have to remember the two pairs of tights tip!
Living in Chicago I get asked the same question – Skirts in the winter? Really? But I actually find that tights plus leg warmers or double tights are almost always much warmer than dress pants. I love the idea to layer the lace tights, very cute.
Hi – double tights is a brilliant idea. I’ve noticed my knees get really cold out walking in jeans – double tights and a skirt might well be warmer, and will certainly look more fun 🙂
Love the layered tights look. I have some lacy tights I’ll have to try that with. I feel too silly wearing them on their own.
Love the layerd look tights. A must have.