If there are two things you should have in your closet right now, it should be a good pair of high-waisted shorts and a crop top—nothing is more fitting. With temperatures rising to constant 90s, many Floridians here are making it a ’90s-inspired uniform, trying to find new ways to bring a simple ensemble to life. As today’s Fashionista shows, there’s no need to go overboard with accessories or layers when you’ve got a killer pair of garter belt tights (and a head full of curls).
Her tights are definitely her focal point, adding an interesting bit of structure and edge in a way that isn’t seen everyday. The fact that they’re sheer not only make it appropriate for the daytime but also make it a super breathable fabric. She chose to go with a black pair to complement her black turtleneck crop top, which is a great alternative to the usual short sleeve crop top we see most often. The sleeveless look combined with the garter belt tights emphasizes the vertical lines of her outfit, subtly creating a lean, structured finish. She contrasted the dark colors with light wash denim shorts and a studded denim backpack, finalizing her look with a gold Casio watch and black tennis shoes with girly shoelaces.
The main lesson to be learned from her outfit is to focus on a great accessory that cohesively ties in the rest of your pieces. Let garter belt straps peek from underneath a pair of shorts like hers and clip onto sheer stockings for an edgy look. As another option, seek a pair of tights that stand on their own. Colorblock pantyhose and funky prints have made their way to the hosiery world and are here to stay. Venture out into that world to make a simple outfit go above and beyond.