E Online have criticised New Girl star Zooey Deschanel for continuing to wear thick black tights now spring has hit. The fashion rule, they say, is “no black tights after April 21st”, and as far as they’re concerned, it’s gospel. But we disagree. While we love getting out the pins for that bare leg look, if you are just like Zooey and can’t bear to give up your black opaques, here are 5 handy excuses you can use when the fashion police come calling…
1) It’s COLD.
Yes ok, it might be spring and even almost summer, but sometimes no one passes this information along to whoever controls the weather. The choice? Shiver in seasonally appropriate attire or dig out your thick tights from the back of the closet. We’re with you, Zooey – goosebumps are NEVER a good look.
2) I’ve run out of fake tan.
Covered up pins are better than pasty pins, so if you haven’t got the time or means to fake a glow, either opt for opaques or opt for skin colored sheers a couple of shades darker than your natural skin tone. Don’t go too dark though, or your legs won’t match your face.
3) They go with my outfit.
Sometimes they just look right, and you have to go with your trusty opaques. Don’t wear them with longer line or pencil skirts though, as they will make your legs appear heavier and denser.
4) I haven’t had time to prep my legs for summer.
Exfoliating, hair removal, pedicures… sometimes a girl is caught out by the sudden arrival of sunshine before any of these have been factored into their week. Cover up, get organised, and debut your summer ready legs next week in your perfect bare leg look tights.
5) Zooey is my style icon and I copy everything she does.
If this is the case, we’ve got bad news for you… a couple of days later, Zooey was spotted out and about rocking the bare legs look.
So whether you’ve got pasty pins or are just plain cold, you can still stock up on your opaques at AlexBlake.com. And when you’re ready to let your legs see the light of day, we’ve got all your sheers needs covered, too!