It’s exciting to have talented writer Cindy Prosser guest post on the blog today. Cindy is a former model so take her tips for wearing fall’s colored tights trend to heart! She knows her stuff… enjoy:) Xoxo
Black is boring! While black tights can help you make an impression, they’re not the only type of hosiery for women looking to make a statement. Brightly colored tights can work, but it takes a little bit of style to keep from looking like a kindergartener. Celebrity fashionistas like Katy Perry and Lourdes Leon (you know — Madonna’s kid) are pulling out the brightly colored tights and wearing them everywhere from a day out to a night on the concert stage. If you’re not sure how to pull off this look, use these dos and don’ts as your brightly colored tights bible!
- Do: Keep It Simple If you’ve got a pair of bright pink tights, but you’re wondering what to pair them with, remember to keep it simple. Coupling a brightly colored tight with a neutral sheath dress and shoes is a great way to brighten up a previously boring outfit. If you’re feeling self conscious about wearing a colored tight, consider wearing a pair of knee length boots. The boots will allow just a few inches of the tights to show and can ease you into feeling more confident when wearing your bright tights.
- Don’t: Mix Colored Tights With Uber Casual Looks Colored tights with a sleek pair of heels or funky boots? Yes, please! Colored tights with athletic shoes, sloppy t-shirts and a pair of denim shorts? Keep looking for a new way to wear your tights. A pair of colored tights can look like a complete afterthought when paired with super casual looks. Keep your outfit looking pulled together and make your tights a focal point, not an afterthought.
- Do: Printed Dress, Bright Tights A pair of brightly colored tights works perfectly with a little printed dress. Use the color of your tights to pull in and highlight a color of your dress. Stick with a similar color shoe or rock that look with a different fun, flirty color. Both heels and flats can work, it all depends on the length of your skirt, the colors in your shoe and tights, and more.
- Don’t: Always Go Matchy Matchy Deliberate color mixing can look great, as long as it’s done with care. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, pull on a pair of brightly colored magenta tights with a red dress and mustard colored shoes. The deliberate non-matchiness of your outfit will make you stand out, but in a good way.
- Do: Consider Wearing Tights With Pants If you’re worried about the attention brightly colored tights can attract, but you still want to try out the style, consider wearing tights with pants. This way you can give the look a try, without committing full force. If you’re uncomfortable wearing full tights with pants, try a great set of knee-highs or brightly colored dress socks.
- Don’t: Be Afraid To Layer If you have a pair of brightly colored tights that you love, but you’re just a little hesitant to wear them, consider layering them. Add a pair of dark sheer tights over your colored ones to tone down the look. This way you can break into the trend slowly.
- Do: Muted Tones Can Work, Too If you want to work the brightly colored tights trend, but your office is too conservative or you feel like you’re too mature, you’re in luck. While bright colors like fuchsia or turquoise are popular, you aren’t limited to these colors. Instead, use a muted tone like a dark hunter green or burgundy. This way you can still take part in the trend, while remaining true to your own personal style.
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Cindy Prosser is a former underwear model turned freelance writer and mom. She’s not ashamed to admit she looks gorgeous in Wolford tights, which honestly isn’t that difficult but you have to count your victories When not glamorously overdressing for grocery store visits she stays busy writing for Bare Necessities.