Sunday, February 7, 2016

Colored Tights 3 Ways

I’ve been intrigued by colored tights for a while, but I was always hesitant to buy some since I didn't know if I would actually wear them. But during my trip to Germany I picked up red Falke Soft Merino tights at the airport of all places. The tights felt soft and seemed warm and just called my name. I like that they are bold but not too bold (they actually look brighter in the photos than in real life).

The tights definitely pushed me to the edge of my comfort zone, especially since I paired them with my “witch boots,” as Andy and the kid lovingly refer to them. I’ve had the boots for about ten years and enjoy wearing them once in a while. But they are a bit more edgy than my usual shoes...
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I first paired the tights with a grey knit skirt, black tunic, and grey sweater. The tights add a pop of color to the outfit.

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Next, I repeated the red of the tights in a red tunic. It’s a bit matchy matchy as is, but a coat or blazer may change that...

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Finally, I tried some color blocking, with my cobalt blue sweater and a cobalt scarf.  

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I threw on a grey blazer before we went out. 

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The tights are definitely a change from what I normally wear, but it’s fun experimenting with them, and I look forward to playing with them some more soon.

Outfit Details
Skirt: Banana Republic (similar Banana Republic dark knit skirt, similar)
Grey sweater: Banana Republic (similar)
Black tunic: Loft
Tights: Falke (blue, black, anthracite)
Cobalt blue cashmere sweater: Kirkland  (similar, similar)
Cobalt blue scarf: Banana Republic (I love this blue Banana Republic scarf (on major sale), as well as this one and this one)
Red tunic: Loft (same style in turquoise & soft pink)
Boots: Anne Klein from 10+ years ago
Grey blazer: Betty Barclay - my favorite blazer as it’s so comfortable

Linking up with: Weekend WearThursday Favorite Things, Confident Twosday, Style Nudge, Passion for Fashion, Fridays Fashions, Thursday Fashion Files, Fresh Fashion Forum, Fun Fashion Friday, TurningHeads, iwillwearwhatilike, VisibleMonday, A Labour of Life

Questions: Do you wear colored tights? If so, which colors do you own? 

Be Well,
Andrea

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39 comments:

  1. Loving those colored tights my friend!! The Red top is my fav with them!! Cannot beat a great pair of boots and those are fantastic!! I have some blue tights that I love but only have a couple things to go with them. I like how you got three different looks out of these pretty ones.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! I look forward to playing with them some more... :-)

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  2. Tights really pop the look, don't they? You look fab and thanks for sharing, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! And, yes, colored tights really can change an outfit for sure. I think I need to experiment some more...

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  3. I love your ,,witch,, boots! But I think a bit edgyness looks very good on you. You can wear that very well. And I love the way you styled your outfits!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I'm learning and experimenting with a bit more edginess... :-)

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  4. It's great that you decided to try coloured tights! Personally I love wearing coloured and patterned tights. Have blue, mustard and turquoise ones in my collection :) I like how you styled you red tights, interesting looks!

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    1. Thanks, Olga! Colored tights are definitely fun, but I need to get used to them on me and see what works best for me in the end...

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  5. I love to wear colored tights, especially if my skirt or dress is shorter than I'm comfortable with. I have a burgundy pair and a couple in several different shades of grey. I need a blue pair.

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    1. I also picked up a grey pair of tights/leggings and enjoy wearing them.

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  6. The coloured tights add such a fun pop of colour! Love them with the blue top

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    1. Thanks, Alecz! I wasn't sure about the blue top originally, but it's been growing on me... :-)

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  7. Very nice!
    I agree about experimenting new combinations, something really good (and new) can come out! Your red tights create a beautiful pop style... I like both with red and blue ...

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  8. They look good all the ways. I haven´t worn tights since I live in Málaga. It is easy to forget.
    Thank you so much for yolur comment.
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    1. Thanks, Sacramento! You live in a beautiful place! It's wonderful when you can forget about tights all the time... :-)

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  9. You've inspired me to pull out my red tights again! I love how they look paired with cobalt!

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  10. Love, love, love! Especially with the blue, Andrea! You look gorgeous, girl, in all three outfits. I am a sucker for socks and tights. I have black, black textured, grey, blue (navy and sky), a pair of contrasting sweater knit in orange, red, and brown, I could keep going, but you get the drift. LOL!! I do NOT have red, though, and now know that I must have a pair. Thank you for feeding the obsession, Andrea!

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    1. Thanks, Regina! I'm starting to realize how much fun tights can be... :-)

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  11. The red tights look great on you! They are fantastic in every outfit, but I think the colour-blocking one with the cobalt blue is my favourite.

    I don't have any printed tights, I have a very boring tights collection - all black, haha!

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    1. Thanks, Mica! It took me a long time to get to courage to buy colored tights... :-)

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  12. Great outfit!!! Thanks for linking up! :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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    1. Thanks, Jaymie!

      Have a great weekend!

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  13. I like it best with the red tunic - Have a lovely VDay weekend!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca!

      Have a great weekend & Valentine's Day, too!

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  14. You have the legs for colored tights! I think it really makes your outfit pop!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & hope your Valentine weekend is fabulous!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Dawn Lucy!

      Have a wonderful Valentine weekend, too! And enjoy your week off!

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  15. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  16. Looks great! I like pointy boots, and love the bright colors on you. Need it in the winter!
    Thanks for linking up to Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  17. Looking good. Can't believe you found them in an airport. Good pick!
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear

    xo
    Melissa

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  18. I am trying different tights now as well. Scares me. I have a friend who knows exactly how to wear the most elaborate tights. And how to pull together an outfit by for instance only a little bow in the same colour or a hint of a tank top in the colour peeping out. I am still in the learning fase. Black with black polka dots and black with little white polka dots I can do now. Baby steps.
    And I think you have done a very good job with those tights. Edgy tights and edgy boots are a good marriage.
    Greetje

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    1. Your polka dot tights sound nice! And I do think it's an art. I have a friend, too, who has the best combinations. I often feel lost when it comes to tights and don't know where to start... But I guess I started, and it's a first step... :-)

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  19. I love all the outfits you created with your bright red tights. I especially love them with the red blouse. =)

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