DARE to flaunt your legs this summer with the vibrant and eye-catching statement tights. Scoping out the catwalks and glossies, NewsScoop has declared this trend as one of the hottest and most excitingly outrageous looks to experiment with throughout the year. We attended Clothes Show Live in December 2011 and Moda fashion exhibition for you savvy fashionista’s and couldn’t help but be drawn towards the luscious leg wear.
Tights were once a subtle accomplice in keeping your pins warm, not anymore. You can now make that smooth transition from spring to summer fashionably and boldly. I didn’t know there were so many patterns, prints, colours and themes for your leg. Make your outfit…pop!
There are plenty of ways you can co-ordinate and mis-match statement tights. Ease yourself in perhaps by wearing a plain-neutral outfit, teamed with a pair of coloured or patterned tights to clash the overall look. This also entails the 60’s retro colour-block vibe that is slowly brightening up our high streets and wardrobes. Polka dot tighst are also hot at the moment; versatile and chic which will go with almost any outfit. Lace print and floral, delicate prints are also walking off the catwalks too. It’s all about wearing what you feel confident and comfortable in.
If you want to take a walk on the wild side this year then throw away those dull, boring grey and black tights. Statement tights are perfect for brightening up and jazzing up a monochrome outfit so let your pins do the talking. They’re a good way to reflect your personality too whilst showcasing a form of art on your legs at the same time.
Whatever colour or print you go for, it definitely catapults your outfit. It’s an easy look to pull off if you maintain that balance; so keep your outfit and accessories simple, as you don’t want to look like a try-hard that’s just thrown together an ensemble against a stopwatch. On the flipside, clashing prints are in trend; so don’t be scared to perhaps team baroque patterned tights with a print paisley dress? Just a thought.
Although statement tights are quite attention seeking, don’t shy away from being as adventurous and extravagant as you want. It’s a look that will definitely turn heads and inspire others to follow suit.
Statement tights are here to stay.