CW Fashion Rules: Red Tights? Make Sure You’ve Got The Charisma to Pull Them Off
Gossip Girl is full of fashion statements, but one of the ones that stood out for us was the use of colored tights. Done wrong -- like when Jenny and her posse of mini-mes sported the trend – it looks awkward and fashion-victimy, like you’re trying too hard. Done right – like Blair’s utterly delectable red tight ensemble – it takes our breath away.
We’ve decided there are a couple of different components to making the look work. First off, you’ve got to have stunning legs. If your gams aren’t utterly perfect, the bright-tight look will be a tough sell.
But even girls with great legs can look awkward in bright tights. Here’s the hard part – you’ve got to be oozing charisma and self-assurance. You have to own those tights. You have to be able to stride down the street confident that all eyes are on you, and what’s more, all eyes SHOULD be on you, because you’re the queen of all reality. You’ve got to be completely sure that you’re the center of the world, and that is as it should be. Basically, you’ve got to be Blair Waldorf at her most, well, BLAIR.
If you’re not Blair – if, for example, you’re Jenny Humphrey – the look won’t work. You’ll be spotted as a poseur and a pretender to the throne. You’ll come off as a clown. So do it right, or don’t do it at all.