Hoping that university students would be a bit more open minded, I decided to wear them again today because the weather was surprisingly nice for mid-November. To keep them muted, I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple, with neutral colours and over-the-knee boots that only allowed a little bit of the yellow colour to show through.
Conclusion: when it comes to fashion and trends, most guys are just as clueless in university as they were in high school. The tights did not go over well with them. But that doesn't really matter, because fashion is about expressing what you want and not dressing for anyone else, a lesson I have taken to heart seeing as much of my wardrobe is not exactly your "typical" American student's taste. I've learned not to care. Otherwise I wouldn't wear my massive hoop earrings or blazers with shoulder pads in a school where everyone walks around in Vineyard Vines on a regular basis.
Sweater- Forever 21
Black dress- my roommate's
Tights- Forever 21