ACCESSORIES REPORT: Get It Right, Get It Tight

Accessories Report

In this week’s ACCESSORIES REPORT, we take a closer inspection into one of the trends that is all over the ready-to-wear runways right now: patterned tights.

Although we tend to see tights and hosiery as totally mundane articles, they can actually bring a lot of personality into an outfit. This Fashionista pairs her sheer maxi skirt with an adorable pair of black, heart-printed tights underneath. The hosiery layering continues also with her leg warmers, but, overall it is her tights that make the biggest statement in the most subtle of ways.

In addition to helping your legs brave the elements, tights are a wonderful tool you can use to transform any outfit. Having a great pair of patterned tights to transition you through the winter and spring seasons until summer, like these geometric-patterned tights from HUE, gives your outfit an adequate dose of character. Likewise, you do not just have to draw the line at black tights; patterned hosiery comes in all sorts of colors and styles, just like these lovely oxblood colored ones from Nine West.

If you are a Fashionista who does not let the weather dictate what she wears but struggles with the snow and sleet, then a fabulous pair of patterned, microfiber tights can keep your legs warm and chic. Just because the weather says there’s another blizzard coming does not mean you have to put away your dresses and default back to trousers. When experiencing some major winter cold, a terrific pair of microfiber tights, such as these from MUK LUKS, can really make a difference when it comes to keeping all your wardrobe choices open.

Overall, tights can aid in making your total look achieve a more conservative and polished demeanor. Think of hosiery as one of those accessories you can experiment with, since they come in so many different prints and colors. A fantastic pair of tights can easily make any skirt and blouse combination, as well as dresses, look office or interview ready. Furthermore, if you are trying to make your look appear more elegant, tights are a perfect add-on to conceal your legs. This Fashionista is a prime example of how incorporating patterned tights can help achieve a look that is both cozy and polished enough for daily wear.

Spotted: Betsey Johnson and Douglas Hannant’s fall 2014 ready-to-wear collections both feature an eclectic mix of printed and patterned tights for any occasion.

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