Shorts may be more of a warm-weather staple, but if you're looking to mix things up this winter, you may want to try a pair (with tights layered underneath, of course). It's a flattering, leg-elongating look, and has a very chic and trendy street-style vibe. I personally love the pleated, trouser-style shorts that are currently hitting stores, but you could use any pair you like - even your favorite denim shorts that you usually only wear in summer.
For some inspiration, check out these two ways to style shorts and tights for winter - they would work equally well for class on campus or a casual holiday party:
I love the comfy, borrowed-from-the-boys feel of this outfit. The edgy leather shorts perfectly complement the oversized green sweater, while the geometric print tights add an interesting contrast of print. Black tasseled loafers play up the menswear vibe, and a classic plaid scarf keeps the look warm and wintery. Don't forget a gold cocktail ring for a bit of sparkle.
This eclectic ensemble mixes dressy and casual pieces for an outfit that could easily take you from class to a night out. Start with gray tweed shorts and black tights, then add a fun polka-dot blouse and a classic black blazer. Red ankle boots add an unexpected pop of color and keep the outfit from being too formal, while a gold pendant necklace adds a nice metallic touch to polish off the look.
What do you think of shorts and tights for winter? Which look would you wear? Let us know in the comments!