Today I'm happy to ease back into my old routine and help out Elizabeth, a reader who emailed with a request for inspiration when it comes to styling tights. As a Texan who works in a casual office, I must say I'm no tights expert. I rarely wear them at all, and when I do it's in a pretty basic way.
A black dress or skirt and black tights is pretty foolproof, and if you want to get a little more adventurous you can wear a patterned pair. The Commando brand is my new favorite, since they're not a control top and don't roll down when you sit.
image via Danielle at Curves, Cults & Curls
image via I Am Khatu
For a little more variety, you can substitute a dark colored pair of tights for the black ones. I think maroon or purple are the easiest to wear, but a dark blue or green could also work.
Finally, if you're really adventurous, just pick a color from a pattern you're wearing and walk out with confidence!
And if you're still clueless, here's a little cheat sheet from the nice folks at Lucky Magazine.
Hope this helps! If you have a style question, send me a note and I'll see what I can do. Have a great day!