I did a post a while back on how to wear socks with shoes (as they peak out of the shoe, that is), and many of you really seemed to enjoy it! I received several comments and e-mails informing me that the tips and looks I provided were inspirational and helpful, so I thought I would reiterate what I mentioned, as an addition to my fall essentials list; except this time, I’ll be focusing on tights rather than socks. To learn how to wear socks, though, visit my previous post here!
Just because the days are getting cooler, doesn’t mean you have to hide your dresses and skirts in your closet! In-fact, Fall is the perfect time to bring out your statement socks and tights to peak out underneath those feminine, autumn pieces. They are the perfect solution for the dilemma of figuring out how to wear our favorite spring and summer dresses. If you’re a girly-girl like me (for the most part, at least), or just one who embraces a year-round feminine look, you’ve probably been trying to adapt to the changing seasons without losing an ounce of your flirty style.
In an in-between season, it’s cool in the air and sometimes super sunny with a beautiful on and off breeze – so you definitely don’t want to risk having bare legs that are prone to goosebumps once that breeze hits; and you shouldn’t have to wear your denims and pants to keep you cool all the time. I’m a huge fan of hosiery – all kinds of patterns, lengths, colors, and textures – and I can tell you that I have an endless collection! Celebrities like Taylor Swift and Ashley Olsen love them, and if you’re a Gossip Girl lover like me, you already know that Serena and Blair wear them all-year-round and look amazing.
For me, Fall is also a time to start being frugal, especially since the Holidays are just right around the corner. I love Halloween and I dress up every year, but it does cost me quite a lot to get myself all decked out and ready! Then shortly after comes my birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, Eid… ahh it’s all happening so fast, isn’t it?! My point is, with an addition like a bold pair of tights or socks, you’ll only be spending anywhere between $3 and $40 max – and that’s only if you want a super special pair (which you should invest in for at least one pair!) Below you’ll find styling tips divided by four category of tights – textured, colored, patterned, and playful – as well as a great collection of pairs to get you inspired and ready to shop to style your outfits!
Textured tights include lace, fishnet, and any other open-hole patterns – so there is a lot to choose from in this given category. You can never go wrong with classic black patterned tights – in diamond fishnets or criss-cross overlays – for a sophisticated look. They’re fantastic, for example, to supply needed coverage and warmth under your favorite fall mini-dress or pleated skirt.
Textured tights are also great replacement for your go-to leggings because they usually tend to be slightly thicket than other assortments, and add lovely detail to your overall look. Depending on the level of detail you choose, textured tights can either become the focal point of your entire outfit or simply complement what you are wearing without taking away attention from other pieces you are wearing.
With that being said, remember to keep your textured tights the focus in your outfit for the most clean and chic look, unless an eclectic look is what you are aiming for. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns though – you can most definitely wear rose lace tights with, let’s say, a drape polka-dot mini dress.
From left to right starting at top:
First three are ModCloth $14.99, ModCloth 15.99, ModCloth, $14,99
TopShop $20.00, TopShop $8.00, TopShop $16.00,
TopShop $12.00, TopShop $16.00
From left to right, starting at top:
Suspend-se Thriller Tights: ModCloth, $28.00
Bow-ing Up Tights: ModCloth, $15.00
Calf-Way There Tights: ModCloth, $16.00
Black Bow Suspender Tights: TopShop, $18.00
Nude Bow Seam Back Tights: TopShop, $18.00
Heart Placement Tights: TopShop, $16.00
Criss Cross My Heart Lace Up Footless Tights: Betsey Johnson, $40.00
Nude Bow Seam Suspender Tights: TopShop, $18.00
Heart Suspender Tights: TopShop, $16.00
Seam Back Tights: TopShop, $14.00
These are ALL from ModCloth except the very last ones which are from
TopShop! How amazing is ModCloth for having these fun tights?! I’m obsessed!
Starting at just $4, fun, colorful, statement socks and tights are the perfect
way to experiment with an outfit’s effects without breaking the bank
(well, for the most part!) What are your favorite ways to wear your
pairs? Share your thoughts and looks!