How to Wear Tights

As the weather gets colder, black leggings become an outfit staple for almost every collegiette™. Sure, leggings are warm and comfortable, but over the last few years they’ve become something else as well – boring!

This season, step away from the leggings and reach for a stylish pair of tights instead. Tights are a favorite trend of celebrities and fashion designers this season, and for good reason. Hosiery is available for every college budget, comes in a ton of colors and patterns, and can be dressed up or dressed down to work with any outfit. So whether your fashion icon is Taylor Swift or Rihanna – tights are a fun addition to every girl’s wardrobe.

This Season’s Tights Trends and How to Wear Them

Opaque black tights are timeless, flattering and add instant sophistication to any look. But although black tights are very chic, this season’s hottest trends are a little bit more fun. Instead of regarding tights as you do leggings (black, boring, basic…), think of them as a statement piece of your look. With different colors, patterns and textures to choose from, there’s no reason not to let a great pair of tights become the focal point of an outfit!

Unusual Colors

It’s pretty easy to find tights in any color you could every think of – but most of them aren’t all that practical for the daily life of a 20-something year old girl. That neon blue pair may look great on the runway, but for class? Not so much.

Don’t let those crazy colors scare you away though – there are a ton of colored options that are classy and practical. Deep jewel tones like emerald green, navy blue and dark maroon are all gorgeous hosiery hues that can be worn day and night. Sindonie Goldman, PR Manager at Wolford London, a top hosiery brand, says, “opaques are fantastic for every shape” because they give “a smooth look to the leg.”