Tights weather is in full swing. While the layering staple can often be an after-thought (used primarily to keep warm), the fashion elite is proving that hosiery should actually be the focal point of a perfect fall ensemble. To show you what we mean and to inspire your outfits, we’re showcasing how 10 fashion girls are wearing tights this season. Plus, we're highlighting some of our favorite styles to shop now.
Set Ablaze: For a cool layered look, pair your tights with knee-high boots and anchor the ensemble with a vintage-inspired oversized blazer. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Red Hot: Balance out an all-red ensemble by showcasing your black tights under your dress with coordinating pumps. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Tough as Leather: What to live in this fall? A moto jacket, printed dress, tights, flats, and a vibrant crossbody bag. (Photo via Melodie Jeng/Getty)
Top It Off: Need the perfect look for a night out? Follow this style setter's lead and pair your black tights with a leather skirt, suede jacket, and colorful booties, then top it all off with an on-trend beret. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
Check It Off: For a stylish bundled-up ensemble, try a pretty plaid coat with your sheer tights and boots. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
So Bomb: Want to embrace the athleisure trend? Go for an oversized bomber, chunky knit, opaque tights, and flat boots. (Photo via Melodie Jeng/Getty)
High Shine: Make a statement this fall by incorporating a patent trench into your wardrobe. This particular style looks incredibly fashion-forward with matte black tights and heels. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
So Ladylike: For a polished vibe, go for a sophisticated tweed blazer with your favorite dress, tights, and chunky pumps. (Photo via Claudio Lavenia/Getty)
Skirt Around: A pair of tights (love the pattern!) is crucial if you want to go for a shorter skirt like this street style star is wearing here. (Photo via Kirstin Sinclair/Getty)
Layer Up: We're loving this particular ensemble because it's equal parts comfy and stylish for a day of running around the city. Note the structured coat, flowy dress, tights, and boots. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Now, shop our favorite black tights:
Aphro Opaque Warm Tights ($10): These have a fleece lining to keep you extra-warm when the temps start to drop.
Commando Control Top Ultimate Opaque Matte Tights ($38): An absolute must-have in any woman’s fall wardrobe.
Calvin Klein Infinite Opaque Tights ($16): You can never have too many pairs of these go-tos.
Wolford Velvet de Luxe Semi-Opaque Tights ($49): These classics show just enough skin for fall dressing.
Natori Elegant Trellis Tights ($26): If you want to go for the unexpected, try a statement pair of patterned tights.
Falke Control Top 50 Tights ($59): These semi-opaque tights will shape and smooth your legs.
DKNY Super Opaque Coverage Control Tights ($14): The control top feature is perfect for a flattering look.
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