Your tights have the power to totally transform the way you look. They are an easy way to add a dash of bright colour. They can tie an outfit together with complementary shades. We are all watching our pennies too so, if you want to wear the latest trends, tights can be an affordable way to update your outfits for the new season. If you need a little inspiration for your autumn and winter wardrobe, here is my guide to how to wear this season’s hottest looks.
If you want a really easy way to a fashionable style then spots are it. Marc Jacobs caused a sensation with his ultra spotty Autumn Winter collection and ever since we’ve been seeing spots everywhere. Oh so wearable, bold polka dot patterns, colour and subtle dots give you almost endless options. Whatever your style, we’ve got all the spotty styles you could need from brands like Mary Portas for Charnos, Emilio Cavallini, Pamela Mann and Gerbe.
Mustard is simply the colour to be seen in this season.
Stars from Pixie Geldof to Sarah Jessica Parker to Rihanna have been seen sporting the shade. It goes well with black, navy, brown and other autumnal shades so just show a flash of mustard in your tights, bag or jewellery. Cut the mustard in the fashion stakes with Pamela Mann’s 50 Denier Tights.
Fashion thrives on nostalgia. Designers like Henry Holland and Bottega Venetta have given us sleek 60s looks for Autumn Winter. Short skirts and high necks with peter pan collars in monochrome palettes will really work this look – Pamela Mann’s Duo-Tone Tights in black and white are our favourites for an easy 60s hit! White opaques are essential but if you want to add a dash of colour Henry Holland’s Bingo Balls Tights will give you very look that was showcased on his AW11 cawalk show. Go all the way and beehive your hair if you dare!
We’ve detected a very definite 70s vibe in the air of late. Our favourite way to give the 70s an outing is by channelling the original Studio 54 look with its mix of disco and luxurious bohemian style. Load up on lurex with Pamela Mann’s Lurex Highball Tights but make sure you mix with silk and satin to strike the right note of luxury. The Mary Portas and Charnos Baroque Floral Tights or Jonathan Aston’s Taylor Tights both feature brocade style patterns in metallic threads to give a high end and luxe disco look.
Power dressing for this season is about fetish inspired accents – don’t worry it’s not all Lady Ga Ga latex. Leather, buckles and studs can be added to your outfit in subtle touches to give you a tough, edgy look like the models at Lois Vuitton and Alexander McQueen. Jonathan Aston’s Casino Tights and Roulette Tights with their sheer and opaque strap designs are a great way to get the fetish look without showing any flesh. Team with spiky heels and platforms and you have a sharp look that says “don’t mess with me!”
Make over your wardrobe with accessories featuring mustard, spotty prints or fetish inspired straps and buckles. Tights are a really easy and cheap way to transform your favourite outfits to make them relevant for this season. Alternatively, throw yourself into the retro trend with 60s and 70s inspired looks from head to toe. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have lots of fun with your look this season.