Having Fun with Tights and Sandals

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Colorful scarf with a black dress

Having Fun with Tights and Sandals

Having fun with tights and sandals is the only way to approach the colder weather. Granted, in Denver, I wouldn’t have considered wearing my sandals in December. But this Arizona living is a whole new territory.

Quote of the day: “A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste-it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” Diana Vreeland

Not that I’m saying that wearing tights and sandals is bad by using this quote. In fact, I wanted to address the issue to make it modern and fun. Yes, I realize you don’t all think my style is the way to go. But I’m convinced that we can be freer if we have fun with our clothes.

Granted, this idea came up because of the Walking Cradles 12 Days of Christmas promotion. Yes, it’s a sponsored post (all of the nitty-gritty details are below), but I thought it was perfect timing. Who hasn’t wanted to wear their sexy, fun sandals to the holiday events? Yet you also don’t want to freeze off any body parts.

I tried to come up with other options of how to wear your sandals in the winter with Charlotte and Lesley. I’ve had many suggestions about styling hosiery and what is stylish nowadays. So if you don’t love this idea, make sure to check out the other two. Or how we’ve styled closed toe shoes in the past.

Styling tights and sandals for colder weather

Dress: Ali Ro ~~Jacket: Willow & Clay ~~ Shoes: Walking Cradles c/o ~~ Scarf: from Judy! ~~ Brooch (on the purse): ~~ Earrings: here ~~ Purse: thrifted

Tights and Sandals Seem Wrong Together

Making black outfits more fun

Wearing tights and sandals may not be your first thought in putting together an outfit. However, I’d like to point out that my stylish, blogger friend, Jess, wore basically the same thing last week. Granted, her tights and sandals matched. Which may be easier for you if you are new to this idea.

But it’s like I talked about with Lesley’s outfit. As long as you make it look intentional, then I think it feels more modern. Not like you’re trying to hide the fact that you’re wearing hosiery.

How to Wear the Wrong Color For You

For those of you who think I never wear black, see? I do have a black dress. And since I know it washes me out, I wrapped a colorful scarf around my neck. I want to personally thank Judy (who is a loyal and supportive reader) who sent me a plethora of scarves when she was purging hers. I find them so useful for SO many reasons.

And this purse was a thrift store find that I thought would be perfect for holiday events. The bird detail is actually a brooch. I feel like I’ve worn it on the blog before but for the life of me, I can’t seem to find a photo of it.

Insider tip: Even with the wrong color for your complexion, you can make most items work. Just make sure that your better color is nearer your face.

How to Make Your LBD Work for Winter

Black for dress up with punches of color

I just love that the faux fur trend is still going strong. It makes almost any item transition to the fall and winter. Because this dress is sleeveless, I can wear the two together even in Arizona weather.

We have worn faux fur many times on the blog before. I was worried that I shouldn’t buy any more faux fur because it’s going to go out of style soon. However, the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down, so I think it’s good to still indulge.

You can see how I wore this same jacket with plaid pants in my daily outfits on Wednesday here.

Insider tip: If you live in a colder area, layering is your friend. Trust me, I was the queen of layering in Denver. You can wear a black long sleeve t-shirt under the LBD. AND you can wear a pair of nude hose under your print ones. Yes, that’s two pairs of hose. Just think of it as your own Spanx.

Which Tights with These Sandals?

Wearing tights and sandals

I actually had many options of tights to wear with these red sandals. If Lesley wasn’t going to wear her red socks, I would have worn a burgundy and silver pair. I also have a fun black and grey plaid pair that has a red stripe throughout it.

These shoes are the Lydia and as part of the 12 Days of Christmas promotion with Walking Cradles are only $79.99 (originally $115). I think these are quite the versatile shoe. Sure, they could be dressed up with any number of fancy outfits. Yet they are also perfect for casual days and jeans.

Heck, this style is available not only in the red suede, but also in black suede, navy suede, light taupe suede, black and white snake print leather, leopard calf hair with black leather, and white leather.

And just like Lesley’s pair and Charlotte’s pair of Walking Cradle sandals that we showcased this week, these have that 1 3/4 inch heel that is super comfortable.

Make sure to check an updated post with these same shoes in another color. The heel height is even perfect for my 80+-year-old mother.

Woman in tights and sandals for the holidays

What Would You Do?

So while I was writing this, I wished I could have had you all give me your input. How do you dress up for the fancy events in the winter? What’s your struggle with looking stylish but keeping warm? I’d love to know so we can address it.

How to wear tights and sandals

Photo credit: Rob Filogomo

The Facts

This is a sponsored post with Walking Cradles . Which means Walking Cradles sent us the sandals, and I was paid to write these posts. I always appreciate it when small companies support my blog, and they appreciate your support. It’s truly a win/win for everyone.

Since I am also an ambassador for Walking Cradles, I get a commission on any purchase you make through my link (at not extra cost to you). I’m selective with the companies I work with to make sure it’s not just something I like, but something I think you would appreciate. Comfortable, stylish shoes are VERY high on everyone’s list, which is one of the reasons I continue to promote this company. Yes, these shoes cost more, but they are worth it because of the comfort.

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