Would You Wear Tights with Shorts Like Katie?

12/11/2008 at 05:56 PM ET

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Whether it was her stylish bob or shabby chic boyfriend jeans, Katie Holmes has certainly been one of this year’s biggest stylesetters. The film and Broadway star is always a showstopper in classic pieces but isn’t afraid to go for a bit more edge sometimes, like when she stepped out in denim shorts with tights recently. But this unexpected winter ensemble, paired with a coat, scarf and slouchy boots may not work on everyone. The editors at StyleWatch want to know what you think. Tell us: Would you wear shorts with tights?

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Sonia on

I think she looks great. She wears her new style with confidence. Also I admire the fact that her choices are quite unique. She is not imitating Posh or anyone else.

Kay on

I think this look is pretty cool. I would totally wear it!


i really like it! she has her own style so that rocks!!!!!

Lindaa on

She does look cool, WAY better in this look than Lilly Allen or Kate Moss.I’m glad Posh is no longer playing “fashion stylist” with her, she dressing he age.

stylemaven on

I’ve done tights with shorts before, but I do it a little more casual, like with my black cowboy boots, a black cardigan and an across-the-body bag.

Bet on

I love her style. She has a cool sense of style. She looks fabulious here.

V on

The whole point of wearing shorts is so your legs can be partially exposed. If you wear tights with them, you might as well wear pants. It defies the whole purpose of shorts.

erica on

I would, it’s no different than wearing a skirt with tights.

Nina on

Ugh i hate that look. Shorts and tights look retarded when the weathers cold.

Fu on

Denim shorts/mini skirts with tights can be seen everywhere in Tokyo.

Julie on

this cool style isn’t new in Paris, it’s been a couple of years that girls wear it

maria on

no way

Ohioan on

I wouldn’t wear it, but I think Katie looks good. How is wearing shorts with tights that different from wearing a short skirt with tights?

belle on

i’ve been wearing jeans and tights since last winter!!

Rosie on

I would definitely wear shorts with tights. So chic and original looking!

LBW on

It’s a cute look. I prefer the shorts to be longer, like walking shorts. I’ve worn the look for years and I have always felt comfortable with it.

Brenda on

I don’t like the look…and I don’t like the way Katie has been dressing lately. YUCK!

s on

I just don’t like the rolled denim shorts with dark sheer tights. I didn’t even like writing that out.

HD on

This look is EVERYwhere in Tokyo. I think it looks great. Very fun. I would totally wear this.

Renee Aldrich on

The shorts look a little odd for the cold weather season. But I really like her shoes. They look like a pair I found on Shoedazzle.

I think she must spend a lot of time shopping to get away from her wacko husband.

Meg on

Honestly i like the denim with the tights but i dont like them rolled maybe if they were frayed or different colored shorts but def not rolled

Jamie on

I actually have before.
they are surprisingly comfortable!

Jenna on

been done.

i did that like..last summer.

miss on

Shorts w/ tights has already been done.

Julie98 on

I don’t think this looks good at all. She’s trying too hard to be stylish and failed.

M on

This look is really popular in South Korea right now.

Bre on

I like the look. I think she looks very sheik. However, I think it is a better look for Fall than Winter.

Hung on

It’s interesting how this is a new look but I see this everyday in Japan. It’s been an on going trend for a few years too. It’s interesting to see this look on non-dolly Japanese girls. Kinda gives it a maturity sense.

Lana on

I agree with V. It defeats the purpose of shorts. It looks tacky to me. Y wear shorts, tights, boots, and a coat…r u hot or cold?

The difference b/n shorts and skirts is that skirts were meant to be worn with or without hosiery.

xoxo123 on

I think they’re okay, but i would never them because i would freeze to death in the climate that i live in.

mochababe73 on

Wow! If I had known that my bad 80’s fsahion was coming back, I would have kept my old clothes (and the body to go with it).

Gerianne on

Who cares what she wears as long as she puts a coat on that poor baby of hers.

Emma on

Yeah, i love what shes wearing, it is realli in at the moment and i would deffo go for tha look, everyone who i know my age wears that stuff!

zoe on

love the shorts and tights ,would so totally wear it.

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