I don’t know about you but at this time of year every morning is a fresh outfit dilemma. There is no doubt that the weather has cooled but I understand if you are not quite ready to break into the opaques just yet – that’s if you ever got out of them of course. Apparently this summer has been the coldest on record since 1993!
If the transition from summer’s brights to a muted palette for winter is too much to take then you can cheer yourself with the rich, beautiful jewel tones that are making a big splash this season and the lovely clean lines of the 60s inspired trend. If you have been in denial about the passing of summer and your Autumn Winter wardrobe is not quite up to speed then coloured tights are the way to instantly update your look and brighten up your day. And you can do it for next to nothing.
When we need coloured opaques the MyTights team immediately look to Jonathan Aston and Pamela Mann – two brands that have put colour at the heart of their collections.
Inspired by the 60s, pale coloured tights are going to be huge this season. If you are looking for cream coloured tights to accessorise a 60s shift dress then try Jonathan Aston’s 40D Opaque Tights in Ivory which are a soft off white that is really versatile to wear with navy blue, black and brown. If do you want a cleaner, bolder contrast then this style also comes in a white that is as bright as new snow.
The nostalgic look at the 60s, prompted no doubt by hit TV shows like Mad Men, has also inspired a trend for mustard coloured tights. Pamela Mann’s 3D 50 Denier Tights come in just the right shade of trend hitting mustard. Wear them with a sweet twin set for an authentic look or bring them right up to date by teaming them with clashing bright shades and ankle boots.
The biggest colour trend of them all this autumn winter however, is for rich, luxurious jewel shades. A bit like the brights we saw for summer but darker and richer in tone. This is easily the most wearable trend this season and works on women of all ages. Younger girls will get away with clashing rich purples and forest greens with turquoise tights but for more conservative occasions we can all enjoy layering on complementary shades. Pretty Polly’s 60D Plush Opaque Tights come in a wonderful array of rich colours like bluberry, juniper and magenta. Push the boat out for evening with Pretty Polly’s 60D Lustre Opaques which have a subtle sheen and come in delicious Redcurrant.
Of course you will still need all your usual winter shades, Falke’s Seidenglatt 70 Tights are perfect for when black just won’t cut it. Their luscious dark chocolate coloured tights look especially great with winter fabrics like cord or tweed. As an alternative to tights Falke also do dark grey, chocolate and navy coloured opaque hold ups. You are sure to give a nice pair of dark grey 80 denier tights lots of outings. It’s worth investing in the basics we always say. At £18 Aristoc’s new 80D Microfibre Tights are not cheap but they look sensational and one pair will probably see you through the chilly winter. If you love them, and we are sure that you will you can also get them in a range of colours.
Don’t despair, autumn winter is the season when you can really get creative with fashion simply because you need more clothes – having to layer up has its advantages! Use your coloured tights to clash or to layer tone on tone and most importantly to cheer you on dull winter days. New tights cost less than most other items of clothing so you can also update wardrobe with this season’s most fashionable colours on a serious budget.
Founder of MyTights.com