Already Wearing Tights? Here Are the New Cool-Girl Rules for Styling Them

by Olivia Lidbury

Where did you go, summer? You were doing so well around July, but then you upped and left us in August. As if we needed proof that summer has officially departed the UK early this year, we've spotted that plenty of people have already got their tights out of hibernation. That's right, the 40-deniers are already back in rotation. But don't despair. Just as rediscovering your tights is a signifier that summer is dead, it also means you can start shopping for new knitwear, winter coats and ankle boots. Plus, there are new and interesting ways to wear your tights to keep your cold-weather outfits interesting.


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Thick opaques are the easy, cosy option, but there are plenty of alternatives too. Sheer styles look great with ladylike shoes. Or why not make like Carine Roitfeld and adopt a patterned pair, or try a fishnet for something different? Sometimes all it takes are the right references to break out of the rut you fell into so long ago. Consider this tight-spiration, if you will. Scroll below for our handy guide inspired by the most stylish supporters of stretchy Lycra.

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