Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Shorts and tights?

One of my most distinctive memories of primary school is of seeing a girl – who was the coolest girl in school, by far – wearing shorts and tights. Together. To my seven-year-old mind, this was a revolutionary act of …

Tue, Feb 23, 2010, 15:18

   

One of my most distinctive memories of primary school is of seeing a girl – who was the coolest girl in school, by far – wearing shorts and tights. Together. To my seven-year-old mind, this was a revolutionary act of sartorial rebellion. I high-tailed it home to complain to my mother about her having forbidden me from doing the same; after all, the school trendsetter was doing it – why can’t I do it? My mother’s response was typically decisive. “They must have been culottes; you simply can’t wear shorts with tights.”And I believed her. Until now.

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This is Christina, from Second Skin. She takes delightful daily wear photographs, with that little jaunty tilt to her chin, and pairs the most unlikely of things in the most lovely of ways. This is one of her more “wearable” looks – were I able to find a pair of jean shorts that didn’t make my legs look like tree stumps, I might give it a try. Thoughts?!

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