There is a lot out there in fashion that as a 58-year-old woman I would not want be seen wearing. I would not want my students to say, “There she goes again…trying to look like one of us!” But, colored tights do not fall in that category….I find them to be fun, stylish and age appropriate!
Ralph Lauren Sweater: Macys
Antonio Melani Flats: Dillards
Paula from Fashion Over Fifty mentioned the fact that colored tights are seen as a No-No by several fashion gurus for our age group; and, I might add, so are leggings. In this case, in agreemet with Paula, I find it completely acceptable to break this rule. It’s fun to step out of our comfort zone and experience life on the edge...or on the at least "on the legs."
When I do this, I prefer to let the tights be the star of the outfit, so I will go more conservative on top. If I attempt to pattern mix or go with a fun print, then there is just too much going on and the outfit competes against itself. In today’s look, I chose to pick up the maroon stripe in the tights with a simple Ralph Lauren maroon sweater on top.
|Simply Vera Control Top Tights|
The tights include a touch of silver and gold, so I could’ve taken the jewelry any direction. I chose silver with a fun graphic necklace on top. This is actually another rule breaker. Many stylists will tell women my age to avoid necklaces which fit this snug around the neck…..women of a certain age are never to call attention to their necks…it's usually the first to wrinkle and sag! However, I feel confident about my neck and I really love the necklace. All of this involves your personal decisions and your comfort level, but I do encourage you to have some fun and break out of your box…in an appropriate way, of course.
|Dana Buchman: Silver Toned Hammered Necklace|
Now for the best part...all of this fun was so inexpensive and comes to you from the racks of your local Kohl’s! The tights are Simply Vera, the Kohl’s pieces from Vera Wang; and her collection of hosiery and tights is amazing! The necklace is by Dana Buchman for Kohl’s…great jewelry! After I combined the sale prices with an email coupon, each selection was around $8 each! For the quality and style, that's hard to beat.
It does not cost big bucks to beef up your wardrobe and follow an appropriate trend….it takes courage more than anything…and don’t worry about following all of those fashion rules!
|Another pair of Simply Vera tights I |
Now, head over to Everybody, Everywear and see all of the fun tights on the most fashionable of the blogosphere: