Are bright colorful tights something you´d like to try for fall 2019? It´s a fun and creative transitional trend and in this post I covered the ways you can incorporate bright tights to your fall wardrobe.
I had just warmed up for the start of summer when it ended abruptly. This year´s summer is too short in this part of Europe and I´m not happy about it.
There was a week of intense heat, when you´d rather hide in the comfort of your home than to go out to the sun, and that was it. We´re back to colder days.
Sure there´ll be a couple of warm days at the end of August, but the dramatic drops of temperature reaching 12 C is to me a signal that summer is over.
Fall has come. At least that´s how it feels to me.
In order to make myself feel good with the quick arrival of fall, I decided to feature fun and interesting fall trends from the runway for fall 2019.
One quirky trend that I like and has comeback is colorful tights. I have talked about this trend for fall since 2012. It comes back on the runway every year either for spring or fall. It´s something that I kind´a expect for transitional trends. The theme here is „the more colors, the better“.
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Disclosure: Although I love this trend and enjoy seeing it on the runway or on the street, I personally doesn´t wear this trend. I was gifted a pair of green opaque tights almost exactly as green as those tights on Richard Quinn´s model, but after many years of hoarding it yet never wearing it, I donated it.
How can one love something and yet not wear it? I guess because too much bright and vivid colors in an outfit intimidates me. I like to tone down my bright colors with neutrals. Or could it simply be that bright colorful tights intimidate me? (I do wear really dark blue tights though.)
Who knows. Maybe this will change in the future. But for now, I content myself creating fun looks with colorful tights just for my eyes.
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Here are four ways I would recreate the trend if I had the guts.
I started this look by choosing the right purple tights – in terms of color and quality. And then I chose a printed skirt to go with it. I found this A-line skirt with gorgeous aprican print. It´s available in different colors but I chose the one dominated with purple.
I then looked for a pink blouse that matches the pinkness on the print of the skirt. It´s style should be perfect to tuck in the high-waisted skirt. I love everything about this blouse. Its elegant flutter sleeves and bow are my favorite.
Black heels are essential to the polish the outfit. I also added an accent bag in red to match the redness on the print.
Of course it´s easier to create a look like this if you have lots of options of clothing online. But if you´re recreating this look from the pieces that you already got in your closet, the safest way is to look for a printed piece with the same shade of purple as your purple tights.
I kept this outfit sort of tonal. Blue on blue. The shades of blue differn but once you put them all on, you´ll see that it´s the blue that dominates the look. In building an outfit such as this, you can a dress to be your focal point, or you can pick the tights to be your starting point.
The same principle applies. Since this vintage patchwork dress has a rich plaid skirt which features several tones of blue, it´s the perfect base for a blue on blue layering.
I kept the shoes and the bag in black for a polished result.
I would rather wear this look minus the tights. But hey, if you like a hint of trend through your colorful tights, go for a gold opaque tights.
The tights I used here are more yellow than gold, but that´s because it´s hard to find a real gold opaque tights. Maybe Kate spade should include those thights in their fall collection too.
Here´s another creative look that I´m proud about. Green does look good with yellow, no?
I chose this yellow print tea dress to layer over some green colorful tights. Adding black to the look – belt, shoes and shrug – makes the look put together. I wanted to add balance to the outfit so I added a green bag to match the tights.
So that´s my take on the colorful tights trend. The good thing about this trend other than it being fun and bright, is that you know that it´s going to come back as a trend for next transitional seasons. Therefore, investing on a pair of colorful tights isn´t wasteful. You can definitely wear them again.
Are colorful tights something you´d consider wearing? Or are you wearing them already?