One of my favorite looks this season is tights, pantyhose, and leggings under shorts. Rachel at Fashiontribes agrees. I think they look cute with all lengths of shorts, but especially the shorter ones. It lets you wear those adorable little shorts that are so in style right now without showing so much skin and unsightly upper thigh-age. While Gwen Stefani has been sporting this look for quite some time, I think it's finally catching on.
WWD featured this look on the cover in April on a story about Heatherette. Striped tights or any opaque printed tights or sheer print pantyhose look super cute under denim. I like layering my pinstripe shorts with solid opaque tights or solid textured tights, like cable knits.
Leggings look fabulous under mini skirts, so why not under shorts? It works especially well for Spring when you want to stay cooler and and wear open toed sandals, while I think I'll go back to thick wool cables and boots under my shorts for Fall...I must like this shorts trend so much because I can show off my favorite legwear : )