Coloured tights can be a great way to add a punch of personality to your outfit during the chilly winter weather, but they can be tricky to get right - how do you wear this fun trend and still look stylishly put together? Wonder no more with our three simple tips to ensure you look colourful and chic, and not like you’re going to a fancy dress party!
It’s your choice – use one look for a touch of beauty inspiration to add to your look, add a second if you want to go one step further to complement your beauty choices with the fashion in question, and use all three when you want to nail the entire look! Will you choose just one beauty element or all three?
Look #1 – Nail It
One of the easiest beauty tips that will help you look infinitely elegant when rocking coloured tights is matching your polish to your pins. Red nails lift red tights beautifully, pink nails look chic with pink tights and so on. For an extra pop of difference, wear a contrasting shade on your nails for a clashingly good time!
Lemon nails with aqua tights, anyone?
We love the range of colours from Ozotic – they have everything from bright crimson, neon purple and shimmery pink to the more muted dusky rose and light grey, making it super easy to match your tips with your tights!
Also in our bb store is MeMeMe’s Nails Brights Collection – perfect for the coloured tights connoisseur!
Look #2 – Lovely Lips
A little bit bolder than matching your talons to your tights, the bright lip with bright tights combo really makes a stylish impact during dreary grey days! This look is perfect with red tights, purple tights, plum tights – wear this look with confidence and be prepared for stacks of compliments!
Savoir Faire’s Risqué is a true red lipstick which comes in a soft creamy formula (and we’ll soon be selling their perfect magenta shade Showgirl in the hugely popular mini size - as sampled in our May box! Stay tuned!) .
OCC’s Lip Tars are another bb classic and for something new to our store, try Silk Oil of Morocco’s amazing range of glosses, containing wonder ingredient certified organic argan oil – love!
Look #3 – Funky Feet
Coloured tights call for fabulous shoes with height, whether they be booties, strappy sandals, wedges, stacked heels, pumps – you name it!
Ensure your tootsies don’t get tired with the hidden help of Hollywood Fashion Secrets’ slip in soothing cushions. Available in varieties to suit where heels can hurt – ball of foot, heel of foot – and also in a gel or velvet feel, you’ll be able to strut your colourful stuff with confidence and comfort!
A few general tips when wearing tights, courtesy of Jean of All Trades:
- When shopping for tights, look for denier. The larger the number the more opaque they will be. If you don’t want to see through your tights, go with at least 40 or 50 denier. Thick cotton or wool tights might be 80 or 100.
- Moisturize your legs and feet before putting on your tights, and make sure your nails are smooth.
- Before you put on your tights, gather the fabric to scrunch up the leg and slip your toes into them so you don’t snag the tights.
- If you get a small run in your tights, paint clear nail polish on the spot to prevent it from running further.
- Always hand-wash your tights or put them in a lingerie bag before putting them in the washer (and hang them to dry instead of using the dryer).
And for sartorial inspiration on how to wear coloured tights, check out this genius guide from The Style Mentors:
And that's the 1, 2, 3 breakdown of stylish looks to wear with your coloured tights! Are you going to don some colourful tights this winter? What are your favourite brands and colours to wear? Let us know below!