End of summer means TIGHTS! I’m one of those girls who love stockings and tights of all kinds, and think that a good pair of tights can totally make an entire outfit. I love patterned tights, brightly-colored tights, soft knit ones, and thin sheer ones to achieve every kind of look possible.
Today, I’m highlighting these amazing brocade-patterned knit tights by Hue, paired with this amazing, heavy sweater dress from Dezzal. It’s a bit of an unusual style, because the hems are all artfully ripped in different places, which is why I absolutely had to have this dress to begin with! It’s heavy and warm, but the no-sleeves thing make it a good fall piece—perfect to transition! I hope you like this look…
I’m really getting back into the look of funky stockings recently; they were a staple of mine in college when I really went crazy with patterns and colors. I’ve since calmed down and for the past few years, have only really worn black or crochet tights, but this year I’m bringing the tights back in a whole new way.
Here’s how to style these patterned knit stockings right:
- Pay attention to color. Here, I’ve echoed the same color—burgundy—on the stockings and the dress. But I also love pairing complementary colors like orange and purple, or forest green and mustard yellow, provided they have a similar undertone. Warm tones should stick together, likewise with cool.
- Pay attention to texture. A textured pair of knit tights like these should be worn with something equally sturdy.
- Don’t be afraid to mix patterns! But do so tastefully.
- Confidence, as usual, is the best way to rock a new look.
I also adore this hat. I picked this up in London in January, on Portobello Road, for about twelve quid. I wore it all around London for my holiday, and it gave every outfit I packed an extra flair! I love finding cheap treasures like this, especially if they remind me of a certain place or time of my life!
Get the look // dress c/o Dezzal , hat from Portobello Road shops, stockings from DSW (Hue), boots from Modcloth