Would You Wear Ripped Tights?

Today, Britt came into the office with a startling revelation: it's mid August. That's right. Somehow, summer got sucked through a black hole of white
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Today, Britt came into the office with a startling revelation: it's mid August. That's right. Somehow, summer got sucked through a black hole of white
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Today, Britt came into the office with a startling revelation: it's mid August. That's right. Somehow, summer got sucked through a black hole of white dresses and messy buns, and now Fall is basically one click away on our calendar. But here's one bright, albeit frank, spot - we can't wait for the day we skip shaving and slide on a pair of tights instead; which is exactly why ripped ones have been playing on our minds recently. Our mothers always told us that the best place for ripped stockings was the garbage can. But they also told us not to wear white after labor day or mix prints - so, like so much of their fashion wisdom, has the no ripped tights rule died with decorum? On the one hand, they looked awesome on Alexander Wang's runway. Nylon rips gave the collection an endearing edge of "who cares". On the other hand, they might make you look like you've been sleeping in a dumpster for the past week - after all, Wang actually poured pounds of dirt all over his runway to make sure the models looked extra messy. In other words, we're afraid this could be taking the whole grunge revival thing just a little too far - not to mention, purposefully tattered clothes (think artfully destroyed $300 jeans) kind of makes us want to use the word "poser" for the first time in years. So what do you think? Would you wear ripped tights? --HAYLEY PHELAN