I'm estatic to finally get the chance to wear my winter wardrobe. It's an artic 64 degrees here in LA, which means I'm wearing tights, boots, blazers, and scarves... sometimes all at the same time. It's brisk but I hate wearing tights. I always feel like a piece of Polish sausage slowly roasting over an open fire. Which is why I've vowed to only wear thigh high tights (try saying that ten times) and or socks from now on.
They're much more freeing and so 21st century, and I might add kinda sexy. Thigh high's are relatively inexpensive and come in various colors and patterns. I've found them in Bebe, Urban Outfitters, Target, and major department stores. Sometimes you can get two for $20 etc. They're so easy and non committal that I don't leave home without em' on chilly days.