Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stripey Goodness

I cannot resist a wild tight. I’ve got argyle tights and zebra tights, tights that look like tattoos and tights that look like varicose veins. I wear them in gray, black, brown, navy, purple, green, and burgundy. This is my first pair with horizontal stripes.

Dress, vintage, thrifted, and shortened. Blazer, borrowed from New Gate. Sweater, Body Central. Tights, Miss Sixty. Boots, White Mountain. Earrings, Ali’s Boutique.


Let’s be honest, even on the most stick-like of legs, loud tights can create the illusion of extra bulk. Horizontal stripes, argyle, and sparkles are the worst offenders. My usual solution is to wear the craziest of my tights with boots, so that less of the leg is visible. Now I can enjoy the stripey goodness without looking like I have inflatable calves.

17 comments:

WendyB said...

LOL @ "varicose vein" tights.

Sarah said...

I like your hair pinned up like that.

Adele said...

I absolutely love this look...those tights are fab...I want some! And that hairstyle really suits you too. :)

Kristin said...

this is the perfect way to wear these tights! So fun :o)

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Sunflower Kisses said...

Love the hair.
I have a pair of blazer that was a little too big on me. I think I HAVE to dig it out and work it!
Love your tights and especially the varicose veins one haha.
You are funny!

Rachael said...

Love the way you've styled your hair here.

Ecc3ntricCynic said...

I definitely think this is a good way to wear those tights. Agreeing with the others, your hair looks so cute like that.

Faux Fuchsia said...

Your hair looks Killer in this 'do. Greta tights too.

Loulou said...

Totally non-interesting fun fact of the day: horizontal stripes produce an effect called the Helmholtz Illusion, which means a figure is perceived as taller and more slender than when wearing vertical stripes!

Super tights, also. :)

Sal said...

Those are a hoot! Wearing them with the gray boots probably mitigates the inflatable calf problem a bit, too.

Adeline said...

love the way you're wearing your hair -Adeline

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Julia said...

O. M. G. Those tights are where it's AT. I love them.

bunnyhead said...

LOVE the tights!

Roxie said...

YOur hair is looking SUPER AWESOME like that!

Love the tights.... on you.

Cerise said...

I like your boots !

Londyn said...

OK - I seriously would steal this ENTIRE outfit!!! Every little bit of it I love!

I also love that you are rocking a blazer which isn't typical "kasmira style". You look great!

Pauline said...

Fabulous tight, very brave I admire you for wearing them