When it comes to wearing shorts with socks the majority of people will show you thumbs down. You may look a lost person who is out of fashion, but when it comes to wearing shorts with any kind of tights, you aren’t alone as the majority seem to adapt the same way of dressing
Look around you, you’ll see people out and about wearing shorts with tights underneath. This applies to both women and men alike. For instance, Men like some athletes wear tights beneath their shorts for some good performance purposes
However, girls or women wear tights beneath their mini shorts for mainly fashion purposes
Any way wearing shorts with tights is acceptable and now it becomes a fashion trend
You can, now, extend the life of your favorite shorts into fall and winter by simply pairing them with invisible, nude, lightweight or heavyweight tights
and you’ll be always on fashion, but you should keep in mind that how you style these looks, usually depends on the situation in which you wear these tights and your gender (feminine or masculine)
To make things easier for you, I wrote this article to cover the “how” and the “why” of wearing shorts with tights, a practice that both men and women can use during workouts to improve their performance or through the year to extend the life of their shorts’ wearing. So get ready! and let’s dive into it!!
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Wearing Shorts With Tights at The Office
You don’t want to draw attention to your shorts when you are working at an office. This means that you should never wear Mini Shorts at work as they are sexy and eye-catching, but, anyway things have changed and fortunately mentalities have been improved
Some offices, now, deem it acceptable to wearing dress shorts which simply consist of a trouser style pant that cuts off at just above the knee and this is true for women and men
For Men, these shorts come as the bottom half of a men’s wear suit. They can be paired with jackets, dress shirts, ties, etc and when the weather is cold in early mornings or sunsets, men can wear tights beneath their shorts (tights crafted especially for Men’s Wear).
For Women, it’s acceptable in an office environment-to wear longer inseam shorts paired with a muted choice of tights. They can also style these looks with boots, ankle boots or penny loafers and that looks dressy.
Wearing Shorts With Tights for a Gym Workout
Many sportsmen like basketball players are used to wearing tights beneath their shorts to ameliorate their performance during a game. They wear compression tights to enhance blood flow in their legs and this helps them last longer during their workout at the gym without needing long breaks
So they aren’t wearing tights for fashion purposes but they do it for performance objects
As a man, you can find these tights in essential primary colors such as navy blue and red. You can even wear sweat socks or tube socks over them with your sneakers or athletic trainers and that’ll be a masculine look
Wearing Shorts With Tights for an Outdoor Workout
All workout activities outside necessitate wearing comfortable shorts such as performance joggers, compression shorts, biker shorts, etc to help athletes last longer during their long court battles and provide a psychological boost that lets them improve their performance.
Men and Women are alike to wear performance shorts. and they can easily wear fashion tights or compression tights, or leggings beneath their shorts to keep them warm during chilly days. They can choose from footed or footless tights, stirrup pants or footless leggings
Wearing Shorts With Tights for Casual Events
Women can use their workday shorts as a casual wear. It all depends on the way, they style them
- Walking shorts when paired with a summer sweater are a good pick for a beach party or bar-be-que
- Navy Bermuda Shorts over white footless or footed tights with a pair of navy flats is good for hanging around the town or for a backyard party
- Navy Bermuda Shorts over footless tights and a pair of sandals is also a perfect option when you go to the beach
Men can also use their workday shorts as a casual wear and it also depends on the way they style them
- Men can pair those nude or black office tights with Bermuda shorts or Chino shorts to extend their summer casual falls into fall
- they can even wear a grey and white striped sweater with either white or grey shorts paired with white or nude tights
Fashion Rules of Shorts and Tights
Not all looks are convenient for all places or occasions, So I recommend you to avoid trying to repurpose every look. To make things easier here are some fashion rules of shorts and tights
- You must style shorts with tights appropriately according to the situation
- At work, you must meet a dress code Many employers provide an office handbook that specifies their rules so you have to follow it or receive demerits that go into your personal life or you can be fired in other words you should abide by your office’s dress code
- Your office’s casual Friday is a day that you can wear trouser shorts with tights as long as the dress code says you can but on the other days of the week you couldn’t
- If you are a woman and wants the comfort of a pair of shorts and tights in a formal environment, it’s advisable to wear a skort
What to Wear With Shorts and Tights
Women have a greater diversity of accessory options and more shoes that work well with Summer Shorts. They can even extend the life of their favorite shorts by pairing them with tights
So ladies Here are 6 good Ideas if You wonder what to wear with shorts and tights let’s dive into!!
1- Wear Black Sheer Tights with Shorts for a No-Fail Look
- During chilly days, it’s always chic to pair denim shorts with black sheer tights, it’s good for a casual look you can complement this outfit by wearing a pair of combat boots or heels to add a more feminine touch and looks a bit stylish
- For another classic style you can go for faux fur leather shorts with sheer tights
- If you want to add a dash of sexiness to your outfit the sheer black tights get the job done if styled with mini shorts but if you want a semi-formal look for work, opaque tights with shorts that conform to the office code dress are the safest choices
2- Wear Shorts and Tights in Monochrome Way
Here is another foolproof idea to look very stylish when wearing shorts with tights
As leggings are mainly in black, they’ll look quite eye-catching when you pair bold colors on
In this case, the monochrome style can work wonders for you. For instance If you opt for pastel blue legging It’s better to go for a similar shade of blue with your top but if you opt for a black Top it’s better to go for grey shorts and blue tights. So Keep Wearing Monochrome
3- Wear Patterned Tights with Shorts for a Tasteful Look
If you want to level up your game go straight to patterned tights. As you can choose from an array of different styles of patterned tights, you can create a ton of tasteful looks. The combinations is limitless. So enjoy yourself!
For example – the sheer polka dot tights can add a sense of cuteness and fun to your look
- For ladies, lace tights with shorts are amazing especially when paired with Oxford heels
- For girls, colored tights with Mary Jane can always bring out the flavor. Just try this look and you will fall in love with it “sweaty girls”!
4- Layer the Tights with Shorts For a Modern Chic Look
- For a school girl’s youthful look here is a foolproof idea: Try to layer the tights up, you can always wear them over-the-knee socks on top of the sheer or you can even opt for fishnet tights for a refreshing and youthful style
- For a high street look, try a cropped oversized sweater and a pair of denim shorts with black sheer tights
- For a sporty look, you can go for over-knee socks with white stripes paired with shorts
- For a cool style, wear a faux leather biker jeans and pair them with tights
5- Wear Coloured Tights in Shorts for a One-of-a-kind Look
If you are a girl who is fond of colors and you want to show them on your clothes you can wear colored tights for a one-of-a-kind look but here you should be careful because colored tights can easily go wrong So Shall we do?
- First, wear knee-high or thigh-high boots if you ar wearing colored tights
- Second, pair color tights with other items for example pair tights and shoes, a top or even bags with similar hues
6- Wear Fishnet Tights for an Edgy Style
Ladies, Wearing Shorts with fishnet tights is a no-brainer for an edgy look, you can give this style a more feminine touch when you pair it with ankle boots.
You’ll look amazing. And for a refreshing look try to wear white shorts with white fishnet this look is surprisingly flattering!
For a cool look, just consider wearing faux fur leather short pants with sheer black leopard print tights.