In chilly seasons past, textured tights served as a simple yet genius way to add visual interest to any plain ol’ dress-and-heels combo. Plus, they made transitioning from summer-to-fall-to-winter way easier, helping us preserve our favorite warm-weather dresses, shorts, and skirts by providing us with some functional and festive leg coverage. But this time around, forget your typical diamond patterns, fishnets, houndstooth and herringbone – this season is all about embracing funkier patterns and really letting your hosiery make a statement! Sound crazy? Think again! Leopard print is sneaking into every other aspect of your wardrobe, so you might as well try your hand at leopard-print tights! The look is sexy and slinky, especially with some fierce party-ready booties, or even your favorite new riding boots. And you know it’s only a matter of time before the Glee-ful Rachel Berry rocks these gold-star inspired tights on the show – get a head-start on the trend with this pair from Pretty Polly! And if you can’t get enough of the lace trend, these Betsey Johnson tights add some extra sex appeal with a cheeky garter illusion that peeks out from under your hem!
– Alex Gambardella