Trend Tuesday: Clash Of The Tights

So far this month, I’ve been all about the rose gold skirt. Metallics continue to be huge throughout the month of January, but I was looking to make the outfit be a little more out-there. I know what you’re thinking: How can you make a tight, pleather metallic skirt be anymore of a statement piece? Well I’m happy you asked, because the key to that is picking other statement pieces. Like, say, a contrasting top.

When I first bought the skirt, I noticed Club Monaco had the model wearing black tights to really make the skirt stand out. I thought I would try this over the weekend to see if it worked or not. So far this month, I’ve been rocking either bare legs or nude tights during the polar vortex (even that was a mistake), but I couldn’t help but notice how much I liked the skirt. I was also sticking to gray hues, ultimately softening the look of the skirt.

However, during this particular week, I decided not only would I wear black tights, but I’d also try out the black and white trend. Now, on a normal basis I wear black and white on the regular. Have to say, while I liked that I pushed my style boundaries, I wasn’t 100% sold on this look. I’m sure my pasty white skin isn’t helping matters, but it didn’t come together quite like the other outfits did. Of course, maybe I’m biased because I happened to love those looks, so who knows.

Washed out.

Washed out.

Shirt: Forever 21. Necklace: Forever 21. Tights: J. Crew. Boots: Rosegold.

I feel like this just isn’t working. I know it’s my fault for styling it this way, but I really wanted to commit to the black and go for a crazier top. Perhaps for my last week I will wear simply black on black with a burst of rose gold. I don’t know, I’m still in the early planning stages.

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Is it just me or is it a bit too 80s? I guess that’s what I get for trying two different trends at once. I think when you have something THIS trendy, you need to stick with basics for the rest, as I had been earlier in the month. What do you think? Are you actually convinced?