How To Style Tights

As we enter into the colder months, it becomes imperative to add tights to your regular wardrobe rotation. Why? Tights are not only fashionable, they are effective and fun to wear.

One thing you need to know is that you need to buy high quality tights. Cheap tights can be more of a hassle than they are worth – they will snag and run.

Add Some Texture With Tights

If you want to add some dimensionality to your outfit, you can add textured tights. These tights are much more interesting to look at than the tights that your mom used to wear. Even better, there are so many options.

If you want to add something to a plain skirt, maybe add a pair of striped tights. If you want to dress up a simple black dress, add brocade tights. There are so many options to create looks that are unique and easy – just add texture.

Use It To Offset A Warm Outfit

One of the most difficult things to do is plan outfits for those days when it is warm during the day, but cold in the mornings or at night. For those days, you may want to add tights to your warmer outfits.

When you wear something like a sweaterdress, you don’t want to add leggings that are too thick because then you may be too warm. If you add tights, it may be just the right level of protection.

Use Them To Extend Your Wardrobe

Do you have pieces of your summer wardrobe that you still want to wear? Use tights to extend your summer wardrobe into fall and maybe even winter. Layer tights under longer skirts that are lightweight, add a great pair of boots and tights to a shorter skirt, or just use them under shorts.

Just make sure that you think about what is appropriate and what isn’t – using sheer tights under something too short won’t make it better to wear to work.

Dress Up Something Basic

If you have clothing that is a bit more basic, use tights to make them more interesting. We’ve already talked about textures above, but that isn’t all you can do. For example, think if you have a basic t-shirt dress that doesn’t have much shape but is interesting and comfortable to wear. You can use tights to add pops of color, texture, shapes, and even more appropriate.

Tights are a great way to extend a wardrobe into seasons, into new styles, or just when you feel like trying something new.

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