Jacqueline Zenn for Second City Style Magazine
Baby, it’s cold outside (in most of the northern hemisphere, at
least), but some of the season’s most stylish skirts and dresses are
definitely on the short side – and baring your legs and therefore
risking frostbite for fashion is asking too much of even the most
dedicated fashionista. The obvious solution to this cold weather
problem is a thick pair of tights or even leggings; and thanks to the wide variety of styles, colors, and textures available now, wearing nothing but boring black opaques is completely unnecessary.
The easiest alternatives to black are gray, dark brown, and navy. Try them in simple solids (like these Frenchi tights from Nordstrom)
as a way to add depth and a subtle color variation, or pick up a few
patterned pairs to add a shot of texture to a basic ensemble. Besides
the classic fishnet – stick to a fine mesh to avoid some of fishnet’s
more trashy connotations – herringbones, stripes, argyle patterns, and
more are not only popular, but fun to wear and flattering as well. For
instance, these Stripes and Dots tights by Wolford manage to appear both edgy and elegant simultaneously, and the stripes would definitely elongate your legs.