Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Shorts and Tights - Work Appropriate?

I'm always looking for cute, trendy, and comfortable outfits to wear to work. Let's face it, no one wants to work in a crunchy button down shirt, pencil and heels all day everyday. My idea of work clothes are something that I can not only sit comfortably in, but after lunch I won't have the need to undo a button or zipper.

 With fall here and winter just around the corner, tights and leggings are a must have in your wardrobe. It allows you to still wear your favorite dress without freezing your tuchus off. You're probably asking, "Why doesn't this girl not just wear pants, duh?!" I can answer that! For some, yes, that's the easy solution. But then there's me. You see, I can NEVER find a pair of work pants that fit me properly. Skinny jeans are one thing because they are meant to be tight all over. But a nice work trouser, is impossible. They always fit perfect in the waste, super tight in my thighs, and then flair out at my calves. I promise you, this is NOT a cute look. Part of fashion, is learning how to dress for yourself. Sometimes there are "in" styles but no matter what, they are just not going to work for your body. That's me with pants. It's ok, I've embraced this fact of life.

Now, what DOES work for me? As I said before, I have a love affair with tights and dresses. Dresses hide my hideously large thighs.  And tights take hide my painfully pale white legs while making my legs appear thinner. It's a win win!

Today, I've decided to take it all one step further and step out of the traditional tights and dresses. I am going to pair tights with shorts! I am still on the fence as to if shorts can be considered work appropriate or not, so I thought, what better way to decide then to give it a try?!

What are you thoughts? Should I stick with the traditional tights and dresses? Or is this outfit acceptable in the workplace?

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  1. Love it! I think it's very work appropriate. Where did you get those shorts,by the way?

  2. I have a similar outfit that I always wonder if I can get away with wearing to work. What kind of shoes did you wear?

  3. To be honest I personally LOVE the look of shorts or capri's with tights! You look amazing.

    I tried pulling off the look before and people stared at me like I was crazy or something. But what evs, I think its a very cute look!!

    I found you via WIWW on the pleated poppy!

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  4. ahhhh i LOVEEEE it melissa! you look amazing. for real!

  5. how cute wish i could pull that outfit off

  6. I love it!
    I also love your hair, lady! So cute.

  7. love it - so cute! but i have to ask: what shoes did you wear? i never know what shoes to wear with tights and shorts!

  8. I think it's work appropriate as long as you don't get too crazy with the tights like the cloud and stars space variety. I think something like that would be a bit much.

  9. I love shorts and tights! This is a great look on you! :)