Monday, February 15, 2010

Trend of the Week: Feb. 15, 2010

This week’s trend only applies to the females of Princeton (sorry, guys). All over campus, stylish women can be spotted sporting bright, colorful tights. Set against the white snow, these tights pop! Colored tights command attention without going overboard.

The secret to rocking eye-popping tights, as the lovely ladies in these photos demonstrate, is to pair them with neutrals. Blacks and grays work particularly well. If anonymous model #1 had worn her turquoise stunners with colored boots, or a colored dress, she would have ended up looking more like a clown than a stylish girl on the town (hey, that rhymes!). But she carefully chose black boots and a black dress (not pictured) to make the tights the focus of the ensemble. Anonymous model #2 got it right as well. Worn with a gray dress and short black boots, her purple legs grabbed all the attention.

In addition to the rainbow-hued, patterned tights have been making an appearance on campus. Stripes, polka dots, floral designs and even animal prints now can be found on tights.

If you’re feeling really daring, you might want to check out American Apparel’s tights that have two very different colored legs. You never know when you’re going to be in one of those “right leg yellow, left leg orange” kind of moods

-Allie Weiss '13

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