Style on Trial: Short Shorts With Tights

Shortswithtights Dear Fashion Police.

I’ve noticed a lot of girls wearing short shorts with tights this year, and I quite fancy trying it, but I’m worried I’ll look stupid! Do you think this is an OK look?" ~ Lindy

Well, personally I have to confess to being a big fan of this look, and the only reason I don’t wear shorts more often myself is because I live in a small town where people will probably look at me like I’m a freak for wearing shorts in the winter. (Seriously, they’re not even wearing skinny jeans here yet, and I wish I was joking about that…) So I understand where you’re coming from, but I think you should go ahead and try it.

It can be a really smart look, if worn right, and very comfortable and easy to wear. This outfit, for instance, uses a pair of lurex tweed shorts from Miss Selfridge (personally I’d wear a darker colour with the black tights, but hey) with a puff-sleeved blouse and tall boots. It’ll also work with ankle boots and a warmer sweater, though. and can be dressed up nicely for evening with some heels and a few pieces of jewelery.

What does everyone else think of shorts-with-tights? (Remember, you’re not voting on the specific outfit shown here – although feel free to comment on it if you like! – but on the look in general.) How would you advise Lindy?

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