It's official - we are now in Autumn! Leaves are falling, the evenings are turning cooler and we are starting to think about dusting off our Autumn/Winter wardrobe and that can only mean one thing - tights season is upon us - hurrah!
We have been really busy in-store since our New Autumn Arrivals have started hitting the rails. You have been loving the versatility of our beautiful blouses and thin knits to freshen up your wardrobe. And might I add that Emma and I have been admiring the gorgeous masks you have been so kindly sporting to keep each other safe. There are some really fun prints around, I love how expressive people are being with them. Thank you again for your continued support it is very much appreciated.
Anyway, back to the business of tights! It's time to dig deep down into your underwear draw and dust those versatile babies off. If you're anything like me, you will likely need to bin a few pairs after enthusiastically throwing a pair on only to find they have a massive ladder in from last year! Why I put them back into my drawer I don't know.
If you are looking for a fresh take on how to style your tights for this season then look no further! Inspired by some of our favourite Autumn/Winter 20/21 catwalk looks - these are tights but not as you know them - no Nora Batty in sight!
CHECKMATE - PATTERNED TIGHTS
The biggest pattern to dominate the runway this Autumn/Winter has been check prints. Plaid and tartan are making a come back in a big way!
These fabulous check tights by Oroblu are a great way to add a splash of check without breaking the bank this season.
This super-soft, forest green knit jumper by Nice Things - £88
DARE TO BARE - SHEER TIGHTS
If you like to show a bit of leg but can't stand to go bare in the cooler months, then sheer tights are your friend. Often paired with a little black dress and heels - a classic combo, Celine inspired us to style our sheer tights for a daytime look. An outfit that we are much more likely to be able to wear at the moment!
Seen below paired with an on-trend tartan skirt, a white blouse and an Autunm/Winter staple - the shoe boot. The navy tights are a fresh twist from the black.
These sexy Italian sheer tights by Calzedonia. Shown below in navy, they are also available in black and a great variety of nude colourways.
Have fun mixing up with textures by styling some matte sheer tights with a black mini, a pair of black patent shoe boots and this romantic, silky blouse by Second Female - £69.
BE BOLD - GO RED
Red is having a a bit of a moment and we're loving it! Contrary to popular belief red looks great on all skin tones, it's just a matter of finding the right shade.
The catwalk saw designers embracing the colour from head to toe! Not a look for everyone, however it is a nifty way to elongate your legs.
These gorgeous burgundy 80 denier tights are from inclusive tights brand Snag. With an emphasis on comfort and fit, you can be sure to find your perfect colour and size.
These bold and beautiful red Woden Sneakers for ultimate comfort in style!
SLEEK SILHOUETTE - TIGHTS THAT STREAMLINE
The bodycon is back but not as we know it circa 90's Kim Kardashian! This time around expect figure hugging jumper dresses. That's right - knitwear just got sexy!
Any trend that combines style with cosiness is a winner in our book! To add an extra layer for colder winter days, we will be wearing tights with our knit dress and boots.
These Opaque Magicwear tights from Marks and Spencer have been a favourite of mine for years! They stay up really well and provide extra support for that streamline look.
These waterproof, suede Chelsea boots by EMU Australia to give the dress a more casual edge. Layer with a faux fur collared jacket to finish the look.
DOTTY ABOUT POLKA
There is something really chic about the Polka Dot tights we've been seeing on celebs like the gorgeous Lucy Boynton. Styled with a pair of buckled mary jane pumps, Lucy is channelling some serious Winter vibes.
These stunning Polka Dot sheer tights from Falke, also available in an elegant nude shade.
This romantic shirt with bow detail around the neck, teamed with a cord skirt and some pump for an effortless date night look.
We had so much fun pulling together all of these ideas. Hopefully it has given you some tightspiration (see what we did?)!
As always, we love seeing how you style your Eighty Seven finds, please keep tagging us in your posts on the gram and use the hastag #87Style.
Stay safe, stay well, stay happy.