Junk In The Trunk
Are tights as pants okay? Well they weren’t ten years ago, but thanks to millennials and their everchanging style trends morphing the fashion world. Most people have normalized tights as pants because of the athleisure style. But I’m here to tell you the pros and cons of leggings in the workplace and how to wear them.
In the Wall Street Journal, Rebecca Malinsky points out a few “sartorial sins” that are defaming the tights as pants trend by saying that they are essentially a second skin and should be limited to being worn in a gym and Sunday mornings. Comfortability is not an excuse to show off the private sector of your body, particularly in the work place. Tights are not professional and should not be worn in the business world. After having depreciated tights as pants, Malinsky goes on to say why tights are the best thing since sliced bread. Tights can be dressed up and dressed down according to the environment in which they are worn. It’s the most versatile, staple piece that everyone should have in their closet, plus they’re good for compression and provide great circulation to your legs. But, it’s important to know how to wear tights as pants in a professional and stylish way.
Tights can of course be worn as an athletic accessory typically with a tank or t-shirt and tennis shoes, but can also be dressed up. If they’re a nicer pair, maybe matte of leggings, they can be worn with flats, heels, or boots. Tights can be dressed up for a professional look with a blouse and blazer and even worn out on the town. The key to wearing tights as pants is to know how to style and accessorize. Always make sure that your top covers your bottom and that your shoes compliment the coloring of both the tights and the top.
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