Let’s be honest here, ladies: Winter can be boring. It’s too cold to go out and do fun things, so oftentimes you end up sitting at home binge-watching stuff on Netflix, and when it comes to your wardrobe: it’s all about puffy coats, heavy boots, and the color black. And before you know it, your entire winter season has become one giant snoozefest.
Luckily, there are a couple ways to combat this. You can follow our genius guide to injecting more color into your winter wardrobe, or you can try a more badass plan of attack: pairing different kinds of tights under ripped jeans. Whether going with a classic pair of opaque black ones under a light wash, or taking a bolder approach by wearing a bright red or fuchsia pair under a darker wash.
Read on for 5 beyond-cool ways to wear tights under ripped jeans this winter!
Photo via Hanneli
1. Go classic with opaque black.
Here’s one way to wear tights under your ripped jeans that offers more by the way of practicality than overstated style. As Wonderland editor Julia Sarr Jamois illustrates here, wearing a solid black pair under a pair of baggy boyfriend jeans is an understated way to stay warm and look stylish when it’s cold out.
This one’s a look that speaks a little more to the rock band groupie aesthetic than to the chic editor-outside-fashion-week one. But that’s okay, and if that’s more your jam, give it a try. We would caution, though, against wearing these kinds of tights under jeans that have massive holes in them; they’re more appropriate for rocking under a modestly-ripped pair.
Animal prints are pretty major this season, but since everyone is wearing them in more traditional ways–a boot, a bag, a coat–this is one way to sneak in the pattern more creatively. You’ll stand out of the crowd—in a good way.
4. Show your ladylike side with sheer black tights.
We love this look. By definition, you’re being a bit edgy by wearing ripped jeans in the first place, but throwing on a pair of sheer, dark tights underneath adds an element of ladylike-ness that the other iterations of this look don’t offer.
And finally, there’s the most bold of our choices: rock a color. We love how the fuchsia of this gal’s tights picks up the pastel pinks and offsets the greens in her blouse. If pink’s not your thing, try any bright color: green, yellow, orange. If it picks up or complements other tones in your outfit, even better!
White-tie and black-tie affairs have recognizable rules governing the dress code. “Purple-tie affairs are not as common as the more established black-tie affair, but are popular among non-profits and/or fundraiser organizations looking for a function with a theme,” said image consultant and men’s ware expert Grant Harris. Angela Walker, a budget stylist, explains plainly, “A purple tie dress code is a dress code that requires the guest to dress in purple.” Harris concurs and adds that there are several ways to approach a purple-tie dress code; but note, the rules of a purple-tie affair will vary depending on the host.
Purple-Tie Dress Code Is Determined By the Host
A host can recommend a purple-tie dress code for several reasons. Purple may be a personal preference or a significant color to the club, military organization or non-profit hosting the event. Purple tie lends itself to formal or casual events. The dress code is often clearly stated on the invitation. If you have questions about the dress code, contact the host. When in doubt, Harris recommends you lean toward a more formal attire. He advises, “It’s much easier to remove formal clothing to achieve a casual look than upgrade a casual look to a formal level.”
Standout While Adhering To the Dress Code
In a room full of men wearing a suit, shirt and tie, be memorable by remembering the extra 10 percent. Accessories and accouterments in varying shades of purple will convert a guest from dressed to well dressed. Suits with a breast pocket were made to be filled. Choose a pocket square in a shade of purple or with purple accents to standout. A man can adhere to a purple-tie dress code by adding purple accents such as shoelaces, cuff links and a signet ring. Walker echos Harris’ advice and recommends that women adhere the purple dress code by wearing a festive purple party dress for either a formal or cocktail event. Walker recommends shades of purple to complement a women’s skin tone. “For light skin tones, avoid dark shades of purple. Look for colors that are lavender or with a pink undertone. For olive to dark skin tones, deep, plumy purples as well as shimmery lilacs will look fabulous,” she said.
The Key Is To Be Minimalistic With a Few Accents
Two or three accent pieces in purple will help a guest to honor the dress code. For a woman to stand out, Walker recommends adding hints of purple with accessories. Walker suggests women “try an opaque pantyhose in purple, a colorful bouquet of purple bangles around the wrist or a purple necklace.” According to Harris, there are two areas most men miss the opportunity to dress up: socks and lapels. These are two areas men can take advantage of to add a hint of color and abide by the dress code. Wearing socks in a shade of purple or with purple accents will set a man apart from the pack. Likewise, dressing up the lapel is a statement many men neglect to make. Lapel flowers are very masculine and rooted in military history. If a man is not comfortable with a real flower, handmade flowers made from ceramic or felt is an option. Different flowers have different meanings, so the guest can coordinate a flower’s meaning with the theme of the event.
Who says you need to empty out your wallet just to look as decadent as Daisy? Stylist Angela Walker of Legsavvy.com says there are some simple tips to keep in mind for those on a budget. “If your dress has a belt, take it off,” she says. “If you have a straight line dress, particularly one that is above the knee, that would be an ideal start to achieve the flapper look. Building on that foundation, add a pair of glittery knee high hosiery or even fishnet stockings. Then pile on as many long strands of pearls or beaded necklaces that hang down below the bust. Then you’re there!”
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By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor
Is your mother constantly talking about it getting hot in here and she ain’t singing Nelly’s rap song? Or maybe your mom loves to look fashionable while she is running errands and working out? If so, than today’s Mother’s Day gift ideas from Cool-jams Sleep Products and TheSavvySock.com.
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I went to a birthday party on Monday and this is what I wore… Frankly, I don’t even know what to write about this outfit because it’s just something I threw on and it ended up looking better than I’d expected. It’s a little bit 60s, a little bit Pete Doherty… I like the androgyny of mixing menswear into my outfits, especially with my short hair. And of course the main character are these beautiful tights from LegSavvy, I was even accused of hypnotising people to stare at my legs. Okay, you got me! ;D