In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a bit cold outside these days. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how impossible I find it to dress nicely in this weather – I tend to just stick to a big coat, boots and jeans. But I can’t do that if I’m going out out.
My friend celebrated her birthday last week at All Star Lanes, a retro bowling lane with a suitably Americana style diner in which I stuffed my face with things like this banana split!
|T-Shirt: JW Anderson for Matches|
I didn’t want to wear jeans, but I couldn’t face going bare-legged with a skirt, so I braved patterned tights instead. They’re something I’ve owned for a while but I’ve kind of felt stupid wearing them.
I got these Bora Aksu tights at Clothes Show Live, 3 mix-and-match pairs for £15. As you can see they’re part fishnet and I’ve never worn them before because I thought they might look a bit slutty. But with a pencil skirt they gave more of a rock type feel than, well, the other option. And is it wrong that I secretly love these bowling shoes?!
|Skirt: Urban Outfitters £35
Belt: Dug up from my teenage years!
I think this is how I feel most comfortable with patterned tights – just having them peek out the bottom of a skirt or dress. I also really like that these are black with a pattern rather than coloured, as that’s when I feel a bit silly.
How do you wear patterned tights?