Cold weather months call for tights. Though some brave the winter climate with bare legs, most of us prefer to cover up with that extra layer to save our skin from the blistering cold. After all, tights can add a lot to your ensemble and even help make the outfit. Use the excuse to protect your gams as an opportunity to upgrade your outfit. The only challenge that comes with wearing tights—those dreaded runs aside—is determining which shoes are best to pair with them.
While there do exist some strict Vogue-enforced fashion faux pas when it comes to pairing shoes with tights, oftentimes the lines between good and bad are a bit more blurred. To help streamline your shoe stylings this tights season, we've rounded up five shoes-and-tights pairings we love seeing and provided examples of our favourite street style looks demonstrating exacting what goes with what.
See the best shoes and tights combos below as well as our top picks to shop in each category.
Style Notes: The easiest way to dress up Converse is to go for a pair of sassy fishnet tights.
Style Notes: Another way to wear fishnets is to pair them with chunky black boots. A staple for this season too.
Style Notes: Black tights can seem a little boring. However, when you wear them with a pair of sparkly pumps, they're anything but.
Style Notes: Don't fancy black on black tights and boots? Go for white shoes instead to make the tights, and the rest of your outfit, pop.
Style Notes: Sheer tights demand a bit of sassiness so embrace the look with a pair of red pumps.
Style Notes: Don't think that sheer tights are right with sandals? Think again.
Style Notes: Coloured tights are a bold move anyway, so why wouldn't you then also opt for a bold shoe to emphasise your experimental hosiery.
Style Notes: Another option is to go by the way of brogues or loafers. Make sure you tights stand out with a more masculine pair of shoes.
Style Notes: Patterend tights are probably some of the hardest styles to pull off. Try with a pair of black loafers.
Style Notes: Black boots always look great with patterned tights.
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