The other day I went to put on a pair of black tights, and realized that I was down to one pair, and that pair was in the dirty laundry basket.
I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I grabbed the tights and wore them anyway.
Not wanting a repeat performance, I headed to TJMaxx to find some cheap black tights and happened upon a mecca (okay, a clearance bin) of astonishingly cheap tights! None of the tights were in packaging* and frankly, it was a mess. I spent quite some time rummaging through the bin, but came out with six pairs** of tights, each $1 or $3!
I love wearing tights, they can completely alter an outfit, make a huge statement, or be completely unnoticeable. They are essential for wearing skirts and dresses in the winter, and just so fun!
Some tights retail for absurd amounts of money. I can't imagine spending more than $10 on a pair of tights, because no matter how thick, or reinforced they may be, tights will get holes, runs, and eventually deteriorate.
Now, some tights, I've had and worn for years and they are still going strong, others I wear once, end up with a huge run and have to toss them. Tights are too fickle to be an investment piece, so I'll happily buy them up for a few dollars and soon get my moneys worth.
So far I've only worn the diamond fishnets, but I'm super excited about the zigzag and striped patterns!
*TJMaxx often sells tights in two packs and I know that inconsiderate people will rip open the packs to switch colors that they want, and then leave the cannibalized packs to fall all over the floor. I suspect someone just took all these displaced tights and priced them to move.
**My closet is really mad at me for buying six pairs of tights. When I came home it said, "Seriously Lyd, you really think those are going to fit in here? You're insane. Stop buying tights."