They came into my life as part of a multi-pack from Marks and Spencer about 3 years ago. Black and grey posed no challenge and have long since disappeared from the top drawer as a result of wear and tear. The brown tights, survivor of many top-drawer purges, have remained, unloved and unworn.
I was baffled by how to wear them. Black, grey, navy and other cool colours are more my thing, especially when purchasing skirts and dresses. Then shoes - a decent and comfortable pair of brown shoes has eluded me for many years - what shoes would you wear with brown tights? Orange, yellow, green, gold? All colours that I love, but think, ‘are you really going to wear those often enough to sacrifice precious space in your wardrobe or cash from your budget?’ I don’t mind mixing brown and black on the top half and have seen other girls pull it off on their bottom half, but seemingly incapable of pulling it off myself.
Finally, I found a dress at M&S this year that I liked and that would have suited my skin tone, deep orange, brown and tan hues in a loose 70s style. I knew the brown tights would also work with it. Unfortunately there were none in my size - plus what shoes?!?
After finally locating the perfect pair of brown shoes - EUREKA!
A lemon dress with a white top, part of me looking forward to spring, and brown shoes and tights, embracing winter. It’s a perfect outfit for Groundhog Day and good enough, I think, to repeat over and over again.