We love shorts and we love tights, but what about styling them together? Is it okay to wear shorts and tights together and not looking -dare we say it- awkward? Well, my answer is a big fat YES. You hear me right, you can absolutely look effortlessly stylish in shorts and tights. If you style them strategically, shorts and tights can be made with so many diverse looks that you may even never thought of! So ladies, here are the 6 foolproof ideas if you wonder what to wear with shorts and tights. Enjoy!
1. WEAR BLACK SHEER TIGHTS WITH SHORTS FOR A NO-FAIL LOOK
If you just get your feet wet in pairing shorts and tights together, wearing sheer black tights is always a good starting point. With the classic black color, you just can’t go wrong with this safe tone. During those cozy cool days, it’s always chic to pair denim shorts with black sheer tights together for a casual look. With a pair of combat boots or heels, it just looks effortlessly stylish. Another classic style is pairing faux fur leather shorts with sheer tights, this combo just works wonders!
As a side note, when it comes to tights, there are two main types. One is sheer (the more transparent and thinner) and one is opaque (vice versa). If you want to add a dash of sexiness to your look, the sheer black tights can get the look right. However, if you want a semi-formal look for work, opaque tights are the safest choices. I personally love the sheer tights better and let’s not forget they can always make our legs look slimmer in reality!
2. WEAR SHORTS AND TIGHTS IN MONOCHROME WAY
When it comes to other beginner tips, wear shorts and tights in monochrome is another foolproof way to look put together and stylish. When it comes to tone on tone pairing, it doesn’t only limit to the only black but all sorts for different colors!
As leggings are mainly in black, they will look quite attention-catching when you pair bold colours on. In this case, the monochrome style can work wonders for you. If I am wearing a pastel blue leggings, I will always pair a similar shade of blue for my top. Since I wear similar hues from head to toe, it helps to elongate my figure and make me look taller visually. However, if you are wearing a black top, grey shorts with blue tights, your body is full of different colours and that can make you look tacky.
So ladies, when in doubt, wear monochrome!
3. WEAR PATTERNED TIGHTS WITH SHORTS FOR A TASTEFUL LOOK
If you want to level up your game, it’s time to embrace the patterned tights. I personally adore them so much because they just naturally dress up the outfit effortlessly. With different styles of tights, you can create a ton of tasteful looks – the combinations are just endless.
For example, the sheer polka dot tights can add a sense of cuteness and fun to your look. Even you are wearing something simple like shirt and denim shorts, the tights can still be the highlight of your look. For a classy look, lace tights should be a staple pairing in every woman’s wardrobe! I can already imagine how flattering the tights are when you pair them with oxford heels!
Last but not least, for the girls who want a vintage flare, pair coloured tights with Mary Jane can always bring out the flavour!
4. LAYER THE TIGHTS WITH SHORT FOR A MODERN CHIC LOOK
For a school girl youthful look, try to layer the tights up. You can always wear the over the knee socks on top of the sheer or fishnet tights for a refreshing style. With a cropped oversized sweater and a pair of denim shorts, this is the perfect high street look. To look more sporty, you can wear the overknee socks with white stripes. As for a cool style, throw yourself a faux leather biker jean can always work in your favour!
5. WEAR COLOURED TIGHTS IN SHORTS FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND LOOK
If you are the type of girls who love to experience colours, you can wear coloured tights for a one-of-a-kind look! To be honest, coloured tights are for the advancers as it can easily go wrong. However, here’s are two tips to get away with this.
First, wear knee-high or thigh-high boots if you are wearing colored tights. The coverage of boots helps subdue the boldness of the tights and make you feel less overwhelmed. Plus, this is also the way to look elegant in bold colors tights. Second, we should always pair color tights with other items. For example, you can pair tights and shoes, a top, or even bags with similar hues. That way, your overall look will be limited to other 2-3 colors and it’s way easier for you to pull off the tights!
6. WEAR FISHNET TIGHTS FOR AN EDGY STYLE
Ladies, if you want to experience some bolder styles, let’s forget the sexy fishnet tights! Wearing shorts with fishnet tights is a no-brainer for an edgy look. Pair them with ankle boots, this combo will never go out of style. And for a refreshing look, style white shorts with white fishnet is surprisingly flattering – I can tell more and more girls embrace this style now when my Pinterest board is stuffed with white fishnet tights!
Besides fishnet tights, animal prints tights can also add a strong character to your outfit. For a cool look, pair faux fur leather short pants with sheer black leopard prints tights is such a killer look!
So ladies, here are the 6 ideas if you wonder what to wear with shorts and tights! Let’s have a quick recap first.
- Wear black sheer tights with shorts for a no-fail look
- Wear shorts and tights in a monochrome way
- Wear patterned tights with shorts for a tasteful look
- Layer the tights with shorts for a modern-chic look
- Wear colored tights in shorts for a one-of-a-kind look
- Wear fishnet tights for an edgy style
So yes, wearing tights and shorts together is way more versatile than you thought! From vintage to school girl look, you can always transform your look with just a pair of tights! So ladies, after these 6 tips, you now know how to pull off them in a stylish way! Trust me, you’ll LOVE IT!
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