Textured Tights and How to Wear Them
It’s all about tights! Textured and patterned tights are all the rage this winter - there’s so much more to than basic black! This season tights come in a wide range of textures, fabrics, colors and prints - making it super easy to spice up your winter outfits! We usually reach for basic black tights for a reason though, it’s quick, easy and it goes with absolutely everything. But how can we resist all the fun tights out there at the moment? The answer is we don’t! Even though some of the tights look a bit crazy (animal print?!), they’re not as hard to wear as you might think! It’s a fun an easy way to style up your wardrobe with something a bit different. Adding textured, colored or patterned tights is also an inexpensive way to accessorize and even make a simple black t-shirt dress look like something new! Check out our gallery on the coolest textured tights we could find and tips on how to wear them!
How to Wear Textured Tights!
Horizontal and slanted striped tights, $5.80, Forever21.com
Open knit tights, $6.80, Forever21.com
Snowflakes and hearts tights, $7.80, Forever21.com
Metallic glitter tights, $7.80, Forever21.com
Lace mesh fashion tights, $5.80, Forever21.com
Marl heart opaque tights, $15, Topshop.com
Cable knit tights, $16, Topshop.com
Polka dot sweater tight, $18, UrbanOutfitters.com
Floral lace tights, $8, NewLook.com
Cable knit navy tights, $7.99, OldNavy.com
Grey floral knit tights, $14, MissSelfridge.com
Merona Argyle tights, $7, Target.com
Snow Bunny tights, $34.99, ModCloth.com
Put on a Bow tights, $13.99, ModCloth.com
Ivory pointelle tights, $12.50, Delias.com
Floral lace tights, $12.50, Delias.com
Jonathan Aston animal print tights, $13, Mytights.com
Diamond fishnet tights, $10, Wetseal.com
How to Wear Them!
Textured and patterned tights make a fashion statement all on their own so there’s no need to add too many accessories or additional prints to overload your outfit! The best rule to follow is to keep the rest of your outfit simple. Pair your textured tights with a plain dress and ankle boots, a pair of denim shorts and some sneakers or a long tunic sweater and some boots! You don’t even have to keep it totally simple - try a pair of denim shorts with patterned tights and a top in a pattern or print that is similar in color or tone. As long as you keep the patterns and prints in the same color family and intensity, it still works to mix and match. Try a pair of thick cable-knit tights to keep your legs warm and toasty or some heart patterned tights to add some quirkiness to your outfit of the day! Woolly tights are fun, we especially love the “Snow Bunny” tights we saw on ModCloth.com - they make your legs look like they’re wearing a sweater - super cute! The brighter the color or louder the print - the simpler you should try and keep your outfit. Try some polka dot tights under a denim skirt or pair your silver metallic glitter tights with a navy blue dress - we love this hot new trend!
Celebs love textured tights!
Model Agyness Deyn in patterned tights
Black skull tight, $12.50, Delias.com