TREND: Patterned Tights

Walking around campus, I rarely see Fashionistas who wear dresses or skirts with bare legs anymore. Everyone is either wearing leggings or tights underneath their favorite spring item, and it's not because of chilly weather! Tights and leggings have become all the rage this spring.

This Fashionista spices her outfit up by choosing patterned tights as opposed to regular ones. There are many different patterns and weights to choose from when searching for tights to add to your wardrobe. Depending on the occasion, you can play around with the many looks that can be created. Today's Fashionista's gray light-weight tights go well with her light pink cotton shirt dress and make for a comfortable outfit for going to class or hanging out with friends. For a night on the town, I recommend something like these leggings or tights. The more exaggerated pattern will go well with any plain dress or skirt and make your whole outfit look extra special.

Hint: Play around with colored tights to add life to a seemingly boring outfit! 

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TREND: Patterned Tights

One of the best things about fall is getting to wear all the cute clothes and accessories that have been buried at the back of our closets or in the attic all summer. I love when the mornings start getting chilly and I can finally wear my jackets, scarves, boots and tights to class. They add so much to a basic outfit and are great for layering.

I spotted this Fashionista and immediately fell in love with her outfit. I love the combination of warm neutrals. Another thing I love about fall is the change of colors that people tend to wear. I personally prefer to stick with rich colors like browns and reds or creamy neutrals. They give your outfit a warm cozy feeling. This fashionista has mixed light grey, white, chocolate brown, leather brown and a gorgeous bronze necklace. I love the feel of this whole combination. She is wearing an adorable boyfriend blazer with a high-waisted flowy skirt, a multi-layer beaded necklace and boots. The best part of this outfit is the adorable patterned tights. They are lacy and kind of like fish nets, only instead they are sheer rather than cut-out with a great diamond pattern.

Hint: Tights are a great way to add some pattern and interest to a simple outfit. They also allow you the freedom to wear your skirts and dresses into the fall. For added warmth, try pairing them with a great pair of boots. The fun thing about tights is that there are so many cool patterns and colors available. Artisan Socks has a really cute black pair with a snowflake type pattern. J Crew has a more subtle lace pair in black and tan that are really cute. Have fun with them and stay warm while still looking great!

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TREND: Patterned Tights

Prints, colors, lace, netting – come one, come all. Tights, especially patterned tights, are a great add-on to make any outfit more unique. So whether you are looking for a sexy way to vamp up your going-out ensemble or just want to look stylish going to class – tights are the way to go. 

Patterned tights are so eye-catching that it was easy for me to spot this Fashionista. I love how these tights were half netting and half lace, and showed some skin but in a tasteful way. The simplicity of her dress and cardigan balances out the funkiness of the tights, creating a contrasting dynamic. 

Since most tights are inexpensive, you can stock up on all different kinds of tights to add new elements into your wardrobe. (Check Top Shop for a wide variety of tights!) I love when shorts are worn with tights underneath. Whether the tights are a patterned lace or netting like this Fashionista’s, or if they’re just a solid black, the look you create is unique and urban. I also love wearing tights to go out in. They cover the leg, but in an understated sexy way and can even keep you warm! Wear tights with a simple silhouette or plain dress to achieve a more subdued and updated classic look, or pair tights with busier pieces to achieve a more eclectic look. 

Hint: Tights are a definite go–to item when looking for a way to spice up that little black dress. Sure, the little black dress in itself is a classic and chic piece, but hey – let’s step outside the box. Layering a black dress over black tights of some pattern or texture adds a twist to this iconic and classic look. Wearing all black pieces together can be incredibly chic if you mix and match different textures and fabrics. 
 

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