A couple weeks ago, Miss Greentea left this comment on my strategic layering post:
"Nice post, Lisa. I wear tights under my leggings and then my boots whenever I need to wear a skirt to church, because it always gets so cold."
I really have to thank Miss Greentea for saving my naively optimistic butt yesterday. Since it was raining in the morning, I foolishly thought to myself, "If it's warm enough to rain instead of snow, it's warm enough to get away with opaque tights." Boy, was I wrong! I was regretting my decision by lunchtime when I saw actual flurries outside, and yearned to return home and pull on a pair of sweater leggings over my tights, one-hour round trip be damned. (I know this is ironic coming from someone who did a post on strategic layering--but hey, it isn't exactly "strategic" when the weather catches you off guard.)
Luckily, I didn't have to. I popped into Exposure in Yaletown during my lunch break. They were having a 50% off all winter stuff sale, including their selection of knee-high and thigh-high socks. I chose a glittery black pair of thigh-highs with vertical ribbed stripes and pulled them on over my tights right in the store. 10 minutes and $11 later, I had toasty-warm, windproof legs.
Miss Greentea, I salute you and your layering wisdom! This is yet another reason why I love reader comments: the style-tip swapping goes both ways!