How to wear Striped Tights at the Office

As I was having breakfast with my little man (one of my favorite things to do), he says, “mommy you can take me to school today?”  My first thought was that I was entirely overdressed for this process, but it was a request I was happy to accommodate.  As my child pointed out en route, “mommy, you don’t do this very often”…  ah, no … mommy has done this precisely twice (today being the second).  There is a very practical reason my husband has command of drop-off and pick-up – I am normally at the office by this time.

Today I was the only mom in heels, pencil skirt and striped tights toting their child to preschool but I had a smile on my face doing it.  Technically , my outfit should have impressed most of the girls in my child’s class as it was totally inspired by my tights.  What girl doesn’t love a pair of tights to make them feel like a princess?

I have had these tights forever but I find I almost always style them the same; navy pencil skirt (so dark it could be mistaken for black) and a navy wrap sweater.  Pairing navy with black is a big color trend right now.  My outfit is mostly monotone because the tights are really meant to be the focal point.  This look uses wardrobe staples so it is very easy to create.  All of these pieces have been in my closet for years.  This is the beauty of buying classic, quality staples.

But this post is really about the tights.  They are the keystone for the outfit.  When shopping for tights, I like to look for a inspiring pattern (stripes, argyle, chevron) or unexpected color combinations.  This helps mix things up in the cold months of winter.

What cool tights have you found to warm your day?

Where to Buy Similar Staples and Striped Tights


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