How to: Wear Coloured Tights

So whimsical, I'm in love :)

So whimsical, I’m in love 🙂

I come across many, MANY ladies who love the look of coloured tights but for whatever reason feel like they can’t pull them off.  I understand this.  There’s a fine line between looking quirkycute and looking like a clown sometimes.  To help in my small way, I’ve put together a little how-to for coloured tights this season.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

1) Bright tights with all black

THIS is how you make coloured tights fancy.

THIS is how you make coloured tights fancy.

Black lace and mustard

Black lace and mustard

Tights stand out the most with an all-black palette.

Tights stand out the most with an all-black palette.

2) Bright tights with black and white

worn here with same-coloured shoes, these blue tights stand out perfectly with a black and white dress.

worn here with same-coloured shoes, these blue tights stand out perfectly with a black and white dress.

Here we see a little less colour, making the look even easier to wear.

Here we see a little less colour, making the look even easier to wear.

3) Matched tights to a colour in your outfit

This look is seamless because she has matched her tights and belt to colours in her dress.  Beautiful!

This look is seamless because she has matched her tights and belt to colours in her dress. Beautiful!

Young Carrie shows us how it's done in pink.

Young Carrie shows us how it’s done in pink.

4) Same tones

One colour from your waist all the way down to the floor makes a long, lean line.

One colour from your waist all the way down to the floor makes a long, lean line.

All kinds of blue!

All kinds of blue!

5) With summer clothes

Cool blue summer dress gets a winter makeover when you add a warm yellow cardi, brown boots and belt, and purple tights for contrast.  It doesn't match, it GOES.

Cool blue summer dress gets a winter makeover when you add a warm yellow cardi, brown boots and belt, and purple tights for contrast. It doesn’t match, it GOES.

Shorts in winter?  No problem!  Simply add a thin sweater, big bag, dress heels and some opaque red tights.

Shorts in winter? No problem! Simply add a thin sweater, big bag, dress heels and some opaque red tights.

*BONUS* Quirky Vintage

 

just add...everything :)

just add…everything 🙂

A little olive and emerald over at Fancy Fine Vintage.

A little olive and emerald over at Fancy Fine Vintage.

 

My favourite Brands:

MODCLOTH “Tights for Every Occasion“, and other modcloth brands. I have the teal pair here as well as a similar pair to these, and they are comfortable and have lasted through many wears and cycles through the washing machine.  Can’t say enough about these tights!

TARGET any brand.  I visit my local target when I need coloured tights in a pinch, and they’re soft and comfortable.  They’re cheaper than the modcloth brands and do get runs a little more easily, but they’re good for a bunch of wears if you’re careful.

WE LOVE COLOURS I have just discovered this site and have ordered a pair in olive and one in lavender, two colours I want to wear with my new gold sandals as well as other shoes.  I have no idea about performance but they have a variety of sizes and most of the colours I can think of!  I’ll review them soon hopefully 🙂

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