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oh animal print!



Summertime | Dig in black.

Recently, I took advantage of the tights sale at Typically, I’m not much of a tights person. I’m also not an animal print person. However, I’m trying to break out of my small fashion shell. Here’s the result. Currently, it’s a bit warm in Phoenix, so tights are kind of out of the question. However, I really wanted to do a test run of these leopard printed tights in grey. Apologies for not posting a full-body photo. I was in “Fantasy Vogunteer” mode and completely forgot that the outfit actually matters. In truth, this was probably the more interesting part of the outfit. The top half was a simple black fitted t-shirt, grey tank top, and black skirt.

Lesson learned: A pair of interesting tights can really add spunk to an otherwise blah outfit. I admit that the animal print textures are really growing on me:) The textured tights I purchased were all in black/grey/plum. I’m still trying to embrace brightly colored tights. I’ll let you know when the tide has finally turned:)

So readers…. Do you have any advice on tights, textures, and colors? Please post to comments.

For the love of Fluegasms,



Author: jlrondilla

Joanne L. Rondilla, is a scholar, writer, and educator (not necessarily in that order). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and her B.A. in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on beauty, race, gender, the body, and colonialism. She is the co-author of "Is Lighter Better? Skin Tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans" (with Paul Spickard) and the co-editor of "Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific" (with Paul Spickard and Debbie Hippolite-Wright). Born and raised in Dededo, Guam, Joanne considers the San Francisco Bay area home. Outside of the academy, she has more than twelve years of work experience in the cosmetics industry as a skincare specialist and make-up artist. While she's not an Imelda Marcos fan, Joanne does love her Fluevogs!

2 thoughts on “oh animal print!

  1. Any pair of Vogs that has an edge and/or punk aesthetic, animal print works really well. I do recommend striped leggings/tights with any solid colored shoe OR any of the JF boots. You’re right about the tights making an outfit. Sometimes, this is all an outfit needs. One recommendation is the tights and shorts combo. While this is quite trendy at the moment, for women that DO NOT want to own patterned clothes, patterned tights with short shorts works wonders towards playing with and incorporating pattern into one’s wardrobe.

    • I know this is going to sound crazy, but I don’t own a single pair of shorts! Striped tights are a bit tricky for me because the lines always look off on my heartier legs. What’s supposed to be straight always ends up looking crooked and awkward. As long as symmetry isn’t an issue, textures are just fine for me – hence the animal print:) My only wish is that the “shorts” part of tights weren’t so thin. I wish they fit like a heartier short so that tights would be more comfy.

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