The first time I wore shorts and tights was back in Grade 12 when I was 17, and I’m happy to say that while I have retired some trends, shorts and tights hasn’t been one of them.
My first black high waisted shorts were from Forever 21, and I wore them A LOT. Actually, a lot is an understatement – I basically lived in them, especially when I got to university. Even after the zipper broke, I had it repaired because I knew that finding a replacement pair of black high waisted shorts would be ridiculously difficult. Unfortunately, last year I did have to get rid of them because the zipper completely ripped out, beyond repair, and thus began my search for a new pair.
High waisted black shorts don’t seem like they would be hard to find, but you guys would be surprised. It took me until this past spring to find a pair that didn’t look like they would fall apart within minutes, weren’t made of cheap fabric, weren’t too short, and in general just looked decent.
My favourite thing about the shorts and tights combo is that you get the freedom and comfort of wearing pants, without actually wearing pants. If I had to choose between skirts and pants, I’d always choose skirts, but there are days when skirts just won’t cut it, windy days being a prime example. How do you feel about shorts and tights? Are they a yes or no for you?
I should also mention that I have developed an unhealthy habit with stripes, and wearing scarves tied around my neck like this.
ASOS Striped Tshirt
Line Leather Jacket (bought at Holt Renfrew)
American Eagle Hat
Get the look: