Here’s a good place to start if you’re a bit timid to take patterned tights head-on (it’s perfectly okay to wade the waters before deciding if a trend works for you!). Black on black print is a nice beginner-friendly piece that will be much easier to style than bold colors straight out of the gate.
It turns out matching tights and dresses are a perfect pair. So much so that it was a major trend on Copenhagen’s S/S 21 runways. While these from Rodebjer are technically leggings, there’s nothing stopping you from taking a cue and trying the same outfit combo with regular tie-dye stockings.
Floral tights are also another cool alternative when trying out the matching dress and tights trend. Last year, Ganni and Swedish Stockings teamed up for a sustainably made, zero waste collection of printed stockings. Unfortunately, the matching dress is sold out (you gotta act fast with these things!), but you can still get your hands on a few pairs of the eco-conscious range of tights.
Unapologetically bold tights are easier to pull than you might think. If you’re still mulling over how to incorporate them into your wardrobe, when it doubt, try color-blocking or mismatching prints. Your audaciousness will be appreciated.
The pic that started my most recent printed tights binge. Just look at the color! The patterns! It’s a little zany, a little cool, and a little chic. Basically everything you could want in an outfit.
Saks Potts logo emblazoned black and white stockings might just be one of social media’s most recognizable. It was particularly a huge street style favorite, as evidenced by my picture here.
In a throwback to your primary-school days, plaid is an obvious choice for the fall season.
As far as we’re concerned, animal prints are neutral. They look especially amazing with a sleek leather dress or a Matrix-style trench. Remember, there are varying degrees of animal print like Junya Watanabe’s opaque leopard tights to Commando’s black sheer versions, pick how intensely you want to go, and don’t be afraid to have fun with it!
And it’s pretty simple.
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