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Statement Tights May Be Scary, But Here&#zero39;s How To Make Them Work

(Last Updated On: December 22, 2017)

Take one fast look into my sock drawer and it is evident my tights assortment is fairly easy: sheer black, opaque black, and possibly a nude pair. But when graphic, printed, and coloured tights began creeping onto the runways final yr, I’ve discovered myself asking: Why am I so afraid of coloured tights?

Perhaps it is as a result of they draw consideration to my legs, which at solely 5’1″ do not account for that a lot, or possibly it is as a result of they require a bit of extra creativity to fashion, I’ve all the time strayed away from brightly-colored choices and caught to extra impartial ones. But if fast-fashion is any indication, this pattern is lastly hitting the mainstream — and it would simply be time to embrace cobalt blue or floral-clad legs with open arms.

To ease into the concept, I examined out all the things from banana-yellow to an all-over print. Coming from somebody whose wardrobe is fairly minimalist and monochromatic, I shockingly did not hate wanting down and seeing a pop of coloration peeking out from beneath my clothes. And with that, I made a decision I would simply be going pantless for the remainder of winter. Who is aware of: Instead of shying away from the pattern, you too would possibly simply discover assertion hosiery to be the winter accent you did not know you had been lacking out on.

The Everyday Yellow
An extended-sleeved gown, a pair of black tights, and a few sneakers is just about my go-to winter look. To change issues up, I took the plunge on a Chiquita-banana yellow pair that kind-of makes my calves appear to be LemonHeads. And possibly that is okay.

Ganni, $315, accessible at ShopbopWe Love Colors, $eight, accessible at We Love ColorsNew Balance, $174.99, accessible at New BalancePhotographed by Jin and Dana.

Lately, I have been loving yellows and browns collectively, so this extra neutral-colored plaid gown paired properly with a little bit of coloration. Since the gown hits simply round my ankles, you solely get hit with the yellow once I stroll or when the breeze blows — a pleasant option to ease into the pattern, in case you ask me.

Ganni, $315, accessible at ShopbopWe Love Colors, $eight, accessible at We Love ColorsNew Balance, $174.99, accessible at New BalancePhotographed by Jin and Dana.

The Dressed-Up Monochrome
The monochromatic outfit has turn out to be a avenue fashion mainstay, and coloured tights are the proper reply to forming all-one-color outfits within the fall and winter. With a going-out outfit that I would, once more, sometimes simply put on black tights, I made a decision to match the stockings to the pink gown for a press release look that is prepared for one-too-many vacation events.

Hue tights; Zara heels.

ASOS, $eight, accessible at ASOSZara, $69.9, accessible at ZaraPhotographed by Jin and Dana.

A refined vertical stripe gives a little bit of a textural distinction between the gown cloth and the hosiery, and a contrasting shoe — with nonetheless a contact of pink on the heel — ties all the things collectively.

Hue tights; Zara heels.

Zara, $69.9, accessible at ZaraPhotographed by Jin and Dana.

The All-Over Pattern
Since I am not one to sport an all-over sample totally out within the open ( but), I desire to strategy a graphic tight extra like a refined peek-a-boo. Here, it was an effective way to fashion a pair of denims that is a bit on the super-cropped facet. With a pair of traditional loafers, it creates a Miu-Miu-esque vibe that feels preppy in a great way.

BDG denims.

Zara, $59.9, accessible at ZaraHansel from Basel, $39, accessible at Hansel from BaselPhotographed by Jin and Dana.

As you’ll be able to see, the graphic tights right here act extra like a enjoyable sock and do not utterly overwhelm or turn out to be the focus of the outfit — and that is okay. Plus, my legs at the moment are layered up and tremendous heat for strolling round in New York’s freezing, windy winter.

Topshop blazer; BDG denims.

Zara, $59.9, accessible at ZaraHansel from Basel, $39, accessible at Hansel from BaselPhotographed by Jin and Dana.

The Two-Tone
You, like me, in all probability do not contemplate a decent that is two totally different colours to be particularly impartial (to not point out resembling your favourite New York cookie). But, with a press release hoodie and very-Balenciaga blazer, it really works for a streetwear-meets-menswear look.

Topshop sneakers. Zara blazer.

Emilio Cavallini, $29, accessible at Emilio CavalliniNasty Gal, $18, accessible at Nasty GalPhotographed by Jin and Dana.

This graphic look is right for days once I’m feeling significantly indecisive (which is, um, each morning whereas getting dressed), and it is a simple step up out of your normal all-black or all-white tights. That is, in case you dare.

Topshop sneakers. Zara blazer.

Emilio Cavallini, $29, accessible at Emilio CavalliniNasty Gal, $18, accessible at Nasty GalPhotographed by Jin and Dana.

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