13, 02, 2017

That’s tight


I already know what you’re thinking — the title — who doesn’t appreciate some early 2000s slang, right? In my defense I thought it would be a cute title to introduce this stylish accessory. If you’re living in a place where winters are usually below 5 Celsius, you’d know that it’s not always easy to look cute and stay warm at the same time. Often times we end up freezing our bums off just in the name of fashion. One of the most underrated accessories has got to be tights. At least for me when I was growing up, tights were what I thought only mature ladies wore. Today I see it in a whole new light — not only do tights keep your legs feeling warmer, but they also smooth things out, and they easily balance out any outfit. From opaque to motif, there’s a design and style that can easily bring your look from chic to edgy.

How to wear tights


With a dress or skirt — When it doubt, go the classic route. Not only can tights turn your outfit into a more sophisticated look, but it can quickly liven up and add more style as well. And if we can be honest, sometimes we just don’t want to expose our legs. Perhaps they’ve become ashy from the winter cold, or you were having a lazy day and didn’t feel like shaving — tights to the rescue!

With ripped jeans — Easily make any ripped jeans stand out just a little bit more with different patterns, textures, and colours to choose from. I absolutely love this look since it shows off a little surprise. The more ripped the jeans has the better the peek-a-boo style has to offer.

With shorts — In my life I went though a phase when this was all that I wore: tights, jean shorts or dressy shorts, repeat. I still adore and occasionally rock out this look when I feel it. Wearing knee-high socks does add some extra fun and playfulness to the look as well.

Wearing: Rachel’s Box Triangle Print Tights (here) & Herringbone Tights (here), AE Ripped Jeans, American Apparel Stripe Knee-High Socks & Oxford Shirt Dress.

This post was not sponsored by Rachel’s Box – Le Coffret de Rachel — I was kindly sent these products. All opinions are my own.


27 responses to “That’s tight”

  1. Kay says:

    I pretty much live in tights to be honest! That, and leggings. I actually can’t remember the last time I wore jeans or even trousers…! I don’t know what it is, I just always hated the idea of myself wearing jeans, haha. I love all the styling ideas, hun! The tights are so gorgeous and versatile. 🙂 Thank you for sharing! <3 xoxo

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • Stacey says:

      I honestly hate wearing jeans but winter is the only time they come out of the closet! In summer or when the weather gets warmer I’m all about shorts and dresses <3

  2. Great blog! Keep up the good work!

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  3. Haha, I totally appreciated the 2000’s slang! Love it 🙂

  4. Lauren says:

    I can’t even remember the last time I wore tights, it’s so cold here I opt for jeans or joggers recently!

    Lauren x Huggled

  5. This is great! Love your styling tips! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  6. The Nerdy Me says:

    Tights are a must here in Lithuania! I love wearing them with dresses, skirts, sometimes even under my jeans just to keep my legs warmer, haha 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  8. Julia says:

    I am an avid tights-wearer because I grew up in a cold area and love wearing skirts and dresses. I never even thought about wearing them with ripped jeans, though! I’m gonna pass that tip to one of my college friends.. She’s a California girl who’s constantly complaining about the cold winters here and she always wears ripped jeans.
    What a creative post! Lovely. Keep up the good work, girl! I always enjoy your content.
    Julia || juliainbluhm.com

    • Stacey says:

      Hahah poor Cali girl! Well the ripped jeans with the tights make for a very edgy look so I bet your friend will love it! Thanks for your comments girl <3

  9. Jeanne says:

    Great photos! I think I would only wear tights with skirts/dresses and as leg warmers though. But love the outfit ideas.

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

  10. yuka says:

    I love all the patterned one you have! and currently my fav way to wear them is with ripped denim!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  11. These are really good ideas and I love the photos! I always just play it safe and wear tights with skirts and dresses but I really want to combine them with ripped jeans, it’s a good way to wear my favourite pair of trousers during the cold season xx

    113thingstosay.com

    • Stacey says:

      Thanks so much girl! Playing it safe with tights still looks amazing though! I look the look, it’s sexy and lady-like at the same time <3

  12. Kathryn says:

    I love the idea of wearing a pair of tights under ripped jeans! It adds a nice little detail to the look.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  13. I love how versatile tights can be! 🙂
    LA VEINE

  14. Those tights are adorable! I used to wear them a lot more when I was in high school… recently I can’t remember a time when I have worn them. I love these ones though – they’re so cute!!

    http://www.lindseyginge.com

    • Stacey says:

      Ah yes, the catholic school uniform hahha – assuming you went or you just went to a really proper school! I just got back into loving tights again, especially knowing all the design options that go with it<3

  15. Great post! I’ll definitely be trying this look for winter!
    April xx

    | APRIL ROSE PENGILLY |

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