The ultimate guide to styling tights

Styling tights
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Many associate a pair of tights with private school winter uniforms or conservative office ladies, but it’s time we change that. This winter accessory is the secret to elevating any outfit – it’s a unique piece that can be a little tricky to figure out, but when styled right sets off a fashion eureka moment like no other. Here are some of the best ways to dress up your legs this season (and next!):

Back to black

Sheer black tights
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It’s an absolute must to own a pair of sheer black tights for the colder months, but why not opt for something a little less basic? Spice up a classic blazer mini-dress look with subtle patterns, flocked graphics or unique textures.

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Twinkle toes

Festive tights
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If you feel like your festive party looks are missing some pizzazz, here’s your answer. Shimmery bejewelled tights are the perfect finishing touch to any party dress – maxi, midi, or mini.

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Pop of colour

Coloured tights
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It’s easier than you think to rock colour. Treat your tights like an accent bag and let the saturated hues speak for themselves. When in doubt throw on a neutral ‘fit and you’re good to go.

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Little Miss Monogram

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Logo tights have been the trendiest take on hosiery, with Marine Serre‘s crescent moon tights perpetually sold out. Now Instagram’s fashion influencers have been going crazy over Chanel’s delicate pairs in black and white (only available in-store). For some reason they go with everything, so go ahead and rep your brand loyalty with a pair of logomania tights.

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Prints please!

Printed tights
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Up the ante with a pair of fun printed tights. Bare legs are just extra canvas space for you to experiment with after all! Match patterns and colours, or say screw it and clash prints. You’ll be surprised at how good breaking fashion rules can look.

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Floral feast

If theres one print we didn’t expect to make its return in the hosiery department, it’s florals. This year, a number of designers have taken to making matching co-ord sets that look great peeking out of a leather trench or on full display for maximum flower power.

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See also: Cosy, sexy, cool: Autumn’s best knitwear for men

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