Tuesday, November 08, 2011
tights at 10 and 25
A decade and a half later, tights and I have a better understanding of one another. I've realized that they're a delicate alternative to pants, a colorful tool for keeping my legs warm and stylish through the colder months, and a semi-disposable and inexpensive accessory with which I can add variation and creativity to my wardrobe. They really aren't even that itchy or uncomfortable (unless the office heater is set too high.) These fuchsia* tights were a cheap score last year when the weather began to warm up and Target purged their cold-weather accessories. I think they may have cost $3 at the most and they've held up pretty well. I know you're supposed to buy quality over cost but come on, who really has the cash to blow on $25 tights? That said, I do often buy multiples of my favorite colors when they're on sale because inevitably they'll snag when I'm miles away from the nearest bottle of clear polish.
Thanks to EBEW for giving me a reason to talk about tights for a whole post.
*I googled whether the hue is called fuschia or fuchsia and it turns out both forms are accurate but technically, the term comes from Leonard Fuchs, the German scientist who labeled the flower of the namesake plant, so officially I suppose it's fuchsia. Hm.