Winter is well and truly in full swing down in Australia, and with that comes a host of cold weather work and play outfits. Rugging up doesn’t have to be throwing on a jumper and jeans, though. That little black dress you bought back in January can be coupled with a trench and a good pair of tights to give you an easy, stylish winter look that keeps you warm.
We’ve got your winter looks sorted, whether you’re after full coverage and love an opaque stocking, or if a chic, sheer look is more your style.
Black tights are the true workhorse of your winter wardrobe. Stylish, slimming and an easy pair with just about anything in your arsenal, if you have at least one pair of opaque black tights, you’re pretty well set for winter. Not just for warmth, a good pair of opaque tights will also lengthen the appearance of your legs and give any outfit that something extra.
Opaque tights can be styled up or down, depending on the occasion. A great workwear staple, throwing a dress over a pair of opaque tights and slipping into some black chelsea boots is one of the easiest ways to alleviate any outfit stress you may have come Monday morning.
For an evening look, try styling our 120 Denier Support Tights with a wool skirt, a tee and a printed blazer. Don’t be afraid to throw your favourite printed pumps or heeled boots into the mix to bring the outfit together.
Sheer stockings have long been revered as a model-on-duty staple, elevating any evening outfit and creating the coveted ‘legs for days’ look. The key to styling a good pair of sheer stockings is knowing what to pair them with.
When it comes to footwear, sheers look best when you avoid anything that will cut your leg off at the ankle. This means no sneakers, booties, platform heels or Mary Janes. A pointed pump or stiletto with sheer stockings will elongate your legs and create the luxe, high fashion look.
For the outfit, the shorter the better. A mini dress or skirt, or even an oversized blazer dress with sheer black tights are all safe options. Sheer black stockings, either plain or printed look great with both casual and formal evening wear, so there really are no restrictions. You should be careful to match the density of your tights with the rest of your outfit. If you’re wearing a formal mini dress, stay away from anything that toes the line to opaque territory.