I don’t know about the rest of the country, but New York has been having a crazy fall. I know I’ve talked (pretty extensively) about how much I love the weather we’ve been having and how lovely it is, and I suppose today is no exception. The weekend before last it snowed in Manhattan, and today it’s supposed to reach 68 degrees!
These strangely warm temperatures in typically cold months always causes me to pause in front of my closet. Could I get away with bare legs today? Sure. Does it really feel appropriate? Not exactly. At this point, just a few weeks from Thanksgiving, I’ve sort “put my legs away” for the season, if that makes sense. The happy compromise? Pairing short little things – especially denim shorts, with tights!
There are so many ways to work this look, it almost feels more versatile than a pair of dark denim skinny jeans. Seriously!
Here are a few of my favorite ways to take your summer cut-offs into the colder months:
- Spice things up with colored or textured tights. (I love these lace stripe ones by Commando.)
- Dress up your look with wedges for a dinner date or a night out.
- Keep things super cozy with layers of sweaters, scarves and flat, knee-high boots. (My heart stops for these Madewell boots.)
- Give your distressed shorts a more uptown feel with menswear-inspired loafers or slippers.
Will you embrace this denim pairing this fall and into the winter?
[Photos by Nando Alvarez]