STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Define A New Normal

To consider denim as couture is unexpected. Jean Paul Gaultier took that leap in his spring/summer 2015 couture runway show in Paris. Even though mixing jean shorts with high end fashion could be considered vintage rather than groundbreaking, Gaultier still ignored the status quo in couture. I don’t know about you, but that is the kind of fashion moment I like the most.

When I saw this Fashionista on the streets on a Sunday afternoon, I thought about how black tights and black shoes are so unexpected to wear in broad daylight, especially when it is summer. Granted, her look is not as big of a fashion leap as Gaultier’s clothes, but for street style, it is still pretty daring. Could you tell if she was in a bar or club a few moments ago, or had just left her house to go shopping? Not really. That is the beauty. There is no way of telling where she was off to. So by wearing this denim dress and tights, she is questioning what is normal. Who said black tights, black shoes and black sunglasses are not suited for brunch? Who is to say the look is not appropriate for watching a soccer game?

With that said, what other looks would defy the normal way to wear tights? This Fashionista could have used a sequin, over-the-knee skirt with a Beatles T-shirt and kept her Ray-Ban shades on for a cool finish. Another option is to wear a short jumpsuit, still showing off her tights. To keep it “bold,” why not opt for a plaid pattern? Take this week to break boundaries on what is normal!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I wear tights day and night. Another look I pair black tights with is a white T-shirt and denim shorts. I like how it makes the outfit edgy and also disguises my legs.”