We’d like to consider ourselves to be rather well-seasoned when it comes to winter weather. We try not to let the cold get the best of us, but anybody who has stepped outside into a snow storm in Toronto knows that this is a hard feat some days. So, those of us who refuse to relegate our skirts and dresses to a measly three or four months a year need to have a backup plan.
Translation: We need a drawer stocked full of black tights.
So, imagine our confusion when we read this Guardian article, which seems to accuse the wearers of black tights of being less concerned with fashion than they are comfort.
The author says that wearing tights is “about class, and money, and age. It is about how you order the priorities of how you look and what you get done.” We are here to argue that it’s much simpler than that: wearing tights is about not freezing your buns off.
Plus, dare we admit that we find them to be pretty darn cute? Even sexy when paired with the right outfit? Thankfully, we are not alone in the crusade for black tights! Rachel Syme of Refinery29 offers up a fantastic response to the previous article, and matching her stride, we have come up with some of our personal favourite black tight looks!
Paired with a minimalist’s palette of choice, black tights look totally chic, and totally at home among shades of greys.
Keep It Casual:
Headed out for the weekend? Be sure to pack a pair of tights in your bag because they’re going to extend the life of your cutest shorts, skirts and dresses long into the colder months!
Boots All the Way To There:
Not much explanation is needed here. Tall boots with black tights is just simply a look that goes va-va-voom!
All Black Everything:
An all black outfit is the easiest way to look put together while still playing up texture and accessories. It moves you from day to night in the winter and is a dream to put on in the morning.
Any Way You Darn Well Please!
The crux of the black tights argument really is that, in our opinion, your fashion is your choice. Black tights are not a symbol of status, money or fashion hierarchy. They are practical, yes, but they are also cute, classy, modern, and extremely flattering! Put them on under your shorts, your leather mini skirt, or pair them with booties. Wear them with dungarees or a maxi dress. Just don’t ever feel you need to sacrifice warmth for fashion.
What are your thoughts on wearing black tights? Do you abide by any rules for when they can be worn or do you think they are a versatile staple for any wardrobe? Let us know what you think! Tweet us: @ParkersCleaners or follow us on Facebook and send us a message!