Tights leggings are one of my fashion staple. I always wear them every season, altering the style depending on whether it´s hot, cold or in between. Cropped or footless tights are a fantastic option for casual looks while footed tights are best for formal looks. That, if you know the tricks.
I wear tights leggings not only because of necessity (such as wearing them under jeans?) but also because of my desire to look chic. I admire their capacity to transform an outfit into a statement. Regardless of what others might say, tights leggings are not going anywhere. They´re here to stay and they´ll remain a fashion must-have for more seasons to come. Here are 5 ways to wear tights leggings.
1. Wear Tights Leggings with Tunics
Since tights leggings are not a replacement to pants, it´s best to wear with tunics, especially those that hit high up the thighs just enough to cover the crotch area. It emphasizes the roundness of your legs and it gives you even more leg length. I love this strappy belted tunic because it´s adoringly sexy and it goes perfect with leopard-print leggings.
I couldn´t help but give it more character by adding the suede and calf hair platform boots of black and leopard-print mix. I let the chunk bracelet and vintage earrings both in black. I popped some colors into this outfit only through the clutch and the couture pure red color lipstick.
2. Wear Tights Leggings with Mini-Skirts
Tights leggings are best worn under a mid-thigh skirt paired with a pair of flats in warmer months. This is how I´d wear leggings with mini-skirt. I picked a crepe stretch mini skirt in fuchsia and a purple racer back training top (a tank is a great substitute too) to pair with black leggings. A leather bucket bag and posy suede ballerina flats are great to complement this ensemble. I´d take a black strap dial watch as my only accessory.
In case you feel like covering your arms, you can quickly put on a cropped black leather jacket, otherwise, I´d let the arms uncovered. It´s a warm weather after all.
3. Wear Tights Leggings with Overknees
In winter, I like to feel warm, cozy and stylish at the same time. I´d wear white overknee slouch socks over striped cotton-blend leggings. A white turtleneck long sleeves sweater worn under a short sleeves knitted sweater dress in black with cowl neck creates a tease of match due to a pop of white on the neck, arms and legs.
I´d slip into black leather platform ankle boots and carry a black medium tote handbag. This look is sure to demand attention, even on a boring all white season.
4. Wear Tights Leggings with High-Waisted Shorts
Footed tights leggings are great for formal looks. To create a formal and elegant outfit out of leggings and high-waisted shorts, I´d pair them with a trendy polka-dots silk-blend chiffon blouse, tucked-in.
Leather loafer pumps are the new fashion-forward pumps, and they give more attitude to the shorts. Red leather clutch and red tear drop earrings just felt naturally perfect to complete this look.
5. Wear Tights Leggings with Off-shoulder Tees
This is my other take on wearing tights leggings for casual look- pair it with an off-the-shoulder sweatshirt in midnight and cut-off denim shorts. If you have longer legs, you´d be most flattering in cropped tights and leggings.
But if you need to lengthen your legs, stick with footed tights. I love finishing this look with skinny bangles in assorted cool colors, kissing blue boots, and deadly pony classic sling hobo style shoulder bag. This outfit suits you if you´re on the mood to look really cool.
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which way of wearing tights leggings inspires you the most?