Fall inspiration: Shorts and tights

I started high school in the early 1990s, so naturally I made a lot of questionable fashion choices that no one should repeat. (So. Much. Flannel.) One look from my grungier days I do think works (with modifications) for R, though, is tights with shorts.

Tights, shorts and T-shirt from Carter's; incredibly patient dog made possible by shared crackers.
Tights, shorts and T-shirt from Carter’s; Gymboree bow; incredibly patient dog made possible by shared crackers.

Tights and shorts is a combination I like for early spring and fall. We can use her shorts for more of the year, and dress it up or down.

Styled by Daddy. Gymboree sweater; Carter's shorts; Tucker + Tate socks, top and tights.
Styled by Daddy. Gymboree sweater; Carter’s shorts; Tucker + Tate socks, top and tights.

Except not weird holey gray tights with torn-up cutoffs, a yin yang T-shirt and an oversized button-down flannel. She’s not 14, it isn’t 1993, and my name isn’t Courtney Love.

Shorts and tights from Carter's; Gymboree bow; Dr. Martens shoes; sweater handmade by Gran.
Shorts and tights from Carter’s; Gymboree bow; Dr. Martens shoes; sweater handmade by Gran.

All right, fine, yes. I also put her in Doc Martens. And 14-year-old me would have killed for these tights with the pandas on the knees.

Tucker + Tate panda tights

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