Love or Loathe: Colored Tights


Colored tights are something I don’t mind on others but I am very skeptical about trying one myself. I prefer to stay safe with the blacks and nudes. But, there are some people who just can’t seem to get enough of this trend. Read on to see how you can incorporate this trend without going overboard….


Colored TightsWhy love

  • When done tastefully, it adds visual interest to even my dullest outfit
  • It can completely change the look of my outfit
  • I am not a fan of accessorizing but colored tights are a good substitute




Why loathe

  • I am afraid I will look like a macaw
  • I see some women choose colors that are totally not age appropriate
  • I don’t have the creativity or confidence to pull this look off


My take on Colored Tights

This is definitely a trend you can choose not to follow. Having said that, if you want to try it but are not sure where to begin, here are a few pointers that should help you get started.


Choose a color that compliments your skin tone

This is true for all colored tights that are not opaque. If your skin can be seen through the tights, you should make sure the color doesn’t clash with your skin tone.


Choose a color that goes with the rest of your outfit

This is true for all tights – opaque or not. You want to make sure the tights are the focus of your outfit. Keep the rest of the outfit simple and neutral.


Play with the accessories

You can experiment with colorful accessories like a belt, jewelry or handbag. But don’t go overboard. Choose within the same color family as your tights or a complimentary color and stick with it. If your accessories are too colorful, it takes away from the tights. Also, keep your shoes neutral or the same color as your tights for a long lean look.


Own the look

The bottom line is you should carry yourself with confidence. This is true for any look but it’s especially true when you are trying to do something unconventional. If you think you look good, you will feel confident. There are bound to be some nay-sayers but you shouldn’t get affected by them as long as you have taken note of these tips.


Color Tips

  • Some interesting yet age appropriate colors for all women – forest green, eggplant, burgundy, teal
  • Some fun colors for the younger lot – orange, fuchsia, sea green, cobalt blue.


If you are still not a fan of colored tights, you can always fall back on yours blacks, nudes and grays.

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