- White scarf: unknown origins
- Gray sweater: Forever 21
- Denim skirt: Banana Republic Factory
- Red tights: Target
- Gray socks: mom’s from college
- Boots: Iriss by Steve Madden, via eBay
Last Halloween I bought this bright red pair of tights as part of a costume and they have since languished in my drawer. For more than a year I tried to think of a way to incorporate them into a daily outfit without looking like a Dr. Seuss character. I finally realized, however, that I was over thinking things and decided to take a cue from one of the first style bloggers I followed, Whitney Deal of Darling Dexter.
Whitney is a super-talented photographer, graphic designer, and budding fashion designer whose style, to me, epitomizes effortless chic. Whitney’s outfits are never labored or overdone. Instead, she plays with shapes and proportions quietly, creating looks that are memorable in their simplicity.
So rather than trying to match these red tights to a floral dress or doing a high-contrast color scheme, I’m following Whitney’s example by letting the tights be the single pop of color between neutrals on top and cognac boots. A soft white scarf adds a bit of balance and whimsy. Hopefully, this is a worthy tribute to a style blog that has always been a breath of fresh air and a reminder that simplicity can be a style statement!