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Nothing tops a killer smart-casual outfit quite like tights and shorts do. Perfect for dates, shopping and partying, an outfit consisting of tights and shorts is seriously versatile. Don’t throw away your stylish hard work by wearing any old pumps on your feet. From over-the-knee boots to seriously high heels, the right footwear is key to really pulling your look together.
Over-the-knee boots may sound scary, but rock a flat version to keep yours from resembling Julia Roberts' in "Pretty Woman." Flat, over-the-knee boots paired with tights and shorts look effortlessly cool and edgy. Wear boots that match the color of your tights for a subtle look. Black boots are a closet staple that you can slide on with just about any color of shorts and tights. Shop for over-the-knee boots in suede to give your look a casual, boho vibe.
When it comes to making your outfit work for evening occasions, nothing beats a pair of killer heels. Classic black or nude are timeless options that will give your outfit a glam edge. Slip on a pair of heels adorned with sparkly jewels or sequins for a pretty party look. If your shorts are tailored and structured, a pair of black patent heels is a foolproof option. For gals who want to step out in cut-off denims with tights, wear suede or studded heels to inject some attitude into your look.
Keep those shorts and tights casual with a pair of cute canvas sneaker boots. Not only are sneaker boots seriously comfortable, they will keep you from looking overdressed for casual occasions. Give your outfit a rocker chick edge by pairing with a slogan tee and biker jacket. Celebs such as Nicole Richie and Vanessa Hudgens have been spotted in this laid-back look with enviable results.
Stay chic, feminine and flirty by teaming your shorts and tights with a pair of demure ballet flats. Ballet pumps are perfect for days when you don’t want your heels to slow you down. Pick a pair of ballet flats with jewels or other embellishments to give your look a flirty finish. Top the entire ensemble with a structured blazer for a cute smart-casual look.
If you can’t decide whether to wear heels or boots with your fierce outfit, ankle boots are the perfect compromise. Ankle boots keep your tootsies warm but with the polish and attitude of a killer heel. Wear your ankle boots for day or evening occasions with your shorts and tights for a totally versatile look.