Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shorts + Tights

forever 21 pink sheer chiffon button-up shirt, express lace panel tweed shorts, dkny black tights, jessica simpson livia ankle boots, charlotte russe metallic silver skinny belt, michael kors rose gold small runway watch mk5430, rebecca minkoff mac clutch in magenta

forever 21 pink sheer chiffon button-up shirt, express lace panel tweed shorts, dkny black tights, jessica simpson livia ankle boots, charlotte russe metallic silver skinny belt, michael kors rose gold small runway watch mk5430, rebecca minkoff mac clutch in magenta

forever 21 pink sheer chiffon button-up shirt, express lace panel tweed shorts, dkny black tights, jessica simpson livia ankle boots, charlotte russe metallic silver skinny belt, michael kors rose gold small runway watch mk5430, rebecca minkoff mac clutch in magenta

forever 21 pink sheer chiffon button-up shirt, express lace panel tweed shorts, dkny black tights, jessica simpson livia ankle boots, charlotte russe metallic silver skinny belt, michael kors rose gold small runway watch mk5430, rebecca minkoff mac clutch in magenta

forever 21 pink sheer chiffon button-up shirt, express lace panel tweed shorts, dkny black tights, jessica simpson livia ankle boots, charlotte russe metallic silver skinny belt, michael kors rose gold small runway watch mk5430, rebecca minkoff mac clutch in magenta
Shirt: Forever 21 Semi-Sheer Button-Up (sleeves hemmed) - S / $24.80 (cute camp shirt
 Belt: Charlotte Russe Metallic Skinny Belt - S / $6.50 for trio (similar J. Crew one)
Shorts: Express Lace Panel Tweed Shorts (2010)  - 0 / $30 (similar Max Studio ones) (F21 option)
Tights: DKNY Brown Tights - S (buy)
Watch: Michael Kors "Small Runway" (MK5430) - $127 (buy)  
 Shoes: Jessica Simpson Livia Booties via Bakers Shoes - 5.5 / $68 (buy)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff MAC Convertible Clutch via HauteLook - $179 (buy in fuchsia

I vividly remember a day back in high school when I wore tights under shorts to school.  I had a favorite pair of jean shorts that I wore to pieces and wanted to keep wearing them even when the weather got too cold to go bare-legged.  And so I donned on a pair of tights.  I thought it looked cool when I tried it on at home, but it apparently was not so cool once I made it to school.

But now, several years later, it seems like tights under shorts are a fashion trend.  And so despite my traumatic high school memories, I decided to try the look again.  But this time with some tweed shorts.  And while I think jeans shorts + tights is super awesome {maybe I'll muster up the guts to try it again sometime!}, I feel like the tweed shorts are a better gateway outfit.

And so while I may have been ahead of my time in high school, hopefully I'm just on trend this time.  :)

What do you all think of the shorts over tights look?


kileen

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39 comments:

  1. I love it! Your legs look so long and lean Kileen! (haha that rhymed)
    I've never tried the shorts and tights combo myself, but I love how it looks. I'll have to dig out my shorts from the back of my closet. I'm a bit envious that it's warm enough where you are to wear such a lightweight shirt out. It's been freezing on the East Coast lately!

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  2. oh thanks Rinny!! i think the black tights help in looking lean. that and i've been ramping up the number of miles of been running lately...

    and it's been unusually warm this year -- back up to barely 70 degrees today and super sunny! :)

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  3. Love it! Tweed shorts and dark tights are so Fall appropriate! You look so pretty in that last photo too!

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  4. I totally did that too and got the same reaction.  But then again, I got a reaction like that everyday in high school. I was a bit of an erratic dresser.  I love this look though and I can't wait to give it another go.  Thanks for the inspiration!  You look great!

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  5. Kileen - seriously.. I'm pinning this outfit. LOVE! You already know I'm a fan of shorts+tights ; )

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  6. Gotta love those JS booties :) too cute!

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  7. i love shorts and tights combo for fall. love the color of the shirt. you look great.
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  8. i think it's really cool :)

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  9. the fuschia bag is the perfect touch - and i love styling tights and shorts. it's so fun! 

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  10. I love shorts and tights! I'm very leg-shy so I never wear them bare leg but all about wearing tights, love your tweed shorts so classy!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  11. EmbellishedbyjessicaNovember 6, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Girl!!! I know that feeling. I'm from the Carolinas, and there are many things I tried in high school that did not fly but in NYC are totally kosher. Just rock what you know works, even when you feel like a fish out of water, because you're fabulous!

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  12. cute
    I definitely will following you if you follow me :D
    Decimal Shoes

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  13. I'm pretty sure you'll be on trend this time :P
    Amazing smiles, as well as a just-as-amazing lineup of wearings~

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  14. You look super cute.. I too love the shorts and tights combo... wish it were still that warm here in Chicago :( to go without a coat.. but I don't stay out to long.. So I can get away with it :)

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  15. You look great in these shorts with tights! You should definitely wear this more often!

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  16. kileen, you look cute!!
    kisses from prague
    and have a nice Sunday!
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  17. I love this outfit so much! Shorts and tights are my thing this fall.

    Shoes and Jules

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  18. that is so cute!! Have I mentioned that I'm pretty much totally jealous of your ability to wear heels? haha! I must have balance issues because I rarely get away with cute heels like those. 

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  19. A. LaToya CharltonNovember 6, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Super cute! I've never tried the shorts & tights combo but I'm dying to try them with a playsuit I got from Asos that I plan to wear during the holidays! 

    P.S You're adorable! 

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  20. oh yes, tights with a playsuit would look fabulous!

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  21. Those shorts are REALLY great!

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  22. lol. Aren't you glad you are not in high school any more? Doing or wearing something different in HS requires a lot of courage, doesn't it? I love the shorts with tights look, and this tweed shorts is very cute. I remember last year I wanted to get a pair from Express but never made it, so I'm going to put it on my list of things to get this year - again. :) 
    You look so pretty, Kileen.

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  23. thanks so much, Vicky!! and i think these tweed shorts that I picked up from Express last year actually run a little smaller than the summer shorts in size 0 that I bought earlier this year...

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  24. Ahh the sweet memories of school. I remember every time I would wear heels or a skirt or dress and people would always ask what occasion I was dressing up for. I'm glad you gave this look a try again I personally love the tight with shorts look and have done it often. Tweed shorts are the best this time of year. 
    Cheers, 
    Bre

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  25. I think it looks adorable!! Love it :)

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  26. This is a look I can't seem to master...but you sure have....looks great Kileen!

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  27. I have always wanted to work this look, but I look so incredibly stupid when I try.  Maybe there is something weird about my legs ... Or maybe I am wearing the wrong shorts/tights.  I don't know.  I just can't pull it off.  And I'm sad.  You, however, you AMAZE BALLS.

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  28. I totally resisted tights with shorts for quite some time, but tweed shorts were definitely the gateway. I mean, who wears tweed in the summer anyway, right?

    Love the look, and the color of the blouse is gorgeous, and that bag.... love!

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  29. wow, thank you so much!! AMAZEBALLS so such a strong word. i'm flattered you think so! :)

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  30. I've always loved the shorts and tights combo! I think it looks great! Why do I never stumble across these cute shirts while browsing F21!? I guess you have to have a good eye :D

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  31. I really like that blouse.  The shorts, too.  The booties, too.  Okay, I like the whole look.  Nice!

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  32. I love this, Kileen! So effortless. Good call on the minimal accessories--really makes the look sophisticated. Saving this look for when I'm in a rut.

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  33. The F21 shirt and Jessica Simpson booties are my fave items of this look!

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