What I Wore {In the Closet}

I’ve spent the last four days in the same pair of sweat pants and tee, huddled under my blankets with tea, tissues and the TV to keep me company. That’s right, 2013′s gift to me was some horrid nastiness that completely stripped me of my voice and, at times, my will to live. But I survived. For that, I’m incredibly happy. Funny, how one’s desire to die, lessens when one is no longer hacking up a lung. Of course that means that I don’t have a “real” What I Wore Wednesday post because, well, my sweat pants are disgusting.

So I decided to highlight some of my key leg looks from last year and one from this year. I know, you’re thinking Leg looks? Whatever do you mean? When I was a teen in the ahem 80s, I loved wearing colored and patterned tights. It drove my family nuts. Seriously, there wasn’t a striped hose or neon patterned leg that I didn’t like.

I don’t know why I stopped wearing colored tights. I know why I stopped wearing neon ones, what I don’t know is why I started wearing them in the first place. But I absolutely adore them now. I almost never wear them as a match to my outfits but more like a contrast to my outfit, I just think that makes my clothes more fun.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite leg looks from last year:

Burgundy Tights {Living Outside the Stacks}

Although I’m wearing five different colors, I think this works because everything is sort of muted. Your eyes sort of graze over the entire outfit instead of getting stuck in one place. You can see the original outfit by clicking here.

Mustard Legs

This had to have been my favorite look of the year. I don’t know if it’s because of the mustard colored tights or the mustard against the teal or what, but I just adored this. In fact, I liked the look so much that I spent weeks looking for a mustard colored cardi. Cannot wait to show that to you. Anyway, you can see the original outfit by clicking here.

White Sweater Tights {Living Outside the Stacks}

Whoever invented white sweater tights should get some sort of medal. I think they’re highly underrated but they’re so versatile. Really, next time you see a pair, grab them, you’ll wear them with everything and you legs will stay toasty warm. You can see the original outfit by clicking here.

Blue Legs {Living Outside the Stacks}

I think this is one of the outfits that would’ve totally freaked out my parents back in the day. I’m not sure if I’d wear this again, it was fun but it was a little too bold for me. You can see the original outfit by clicking here.

What’s the craziest color tights you’ve ever worn?

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  • Carla

    The last two outfits were my favorite!!

    I’ve just recently started adoring tights, but I love the sheer ones with designs on them. Oh, and anything gray. LOL!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      I haven’t tried the sheer patterned ones yet but I’ve had my eye on a couple that have butterflies on them. And I saw a cute pair with a seam down the back and bows at the ankles. I think I may have to check’em out.

  • http://www.dragonflightdreams.com/ Amanda Cobb

    I love the mustard tights with the aqua floral skirt! Great contrast. Those wine lace tights in the first photo are great, too. :)

    The craziest color tights I’ve worn would probably be mustard. But I have a bright turquoise pair that I haven’t worn yet…

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Hi Amanda! I’m telling you tights are just too much fun, right? The turquoise pair that I wore above were probably the boldest ones yet. I got the color combination from my Coach patchwork bag. LOL

  • lawyerdoll

    I alson love mustard and teal together- I haven’t figured out how to do it myslef yet, because mustard makes my skin look awful! I actually posted someone’ else’s m&t outfit on a recent post because I loved it so much!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Isn’t that color combination fabulous? But you know, I wouldn’t have thought to put those two together a year ago. I probably would’ve stuck with something “safe” like brown.

      I love that posted someone else’s outfit. I saw it ~ that sweater she was wearing was just too cute.

  • Create Hope Inspire: Miriam

    love it – you really do take the best leg photos ever – I must try and do some when tights whether comes back around here!

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, Miriam. I think my legs are the easiest for me to the pose. But the hands? What do I do with them? LOL

  • mamaviolet

    You rock at this! You come up with some great color combinations. My tights collection is missing color. Mostly black and brown…snore.

    • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ DaenelT

      Thank you, lady. I’m really enjoying tights so much right now.

    • Carla

      Same here. I need to add a little color in my life.

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