A monochromatic look is classic and chic, but when you want to make an outfit fun, just add color!
I picked up this retro-inspired shift at a clothing exchange and wanted to punch it up a bit so I added bright tights. And for even more punch, I belted the dress with a neon belt.
The color (and white piping on the dress) takes this from serious to playful. And if I want to be more office-appropriate, I can easily swap out the belt for a white one and put on black tights.
I don’t think fashion needs to be serious and I like expressing myself through my clothes, so I’ll stick to bright tights for now. Purple, yellow or blue tights would all be fun. And since the dress is solid, it’s practically begging for a fun, patterned pair of tights.
I have a feeling you’ll see a few more combinations of this dress in the coming winter season.
I’m linking up with Style Elixir’s Style Sessions, Transatlantic Blonde and The Pleated Poppy today. See what others are wearing!
15 responses to “Adding Color with Tights”
that is SUPER cute Jean! Love it. You’re inspiring me to pull out my tights.
Thank you! I’m glad I’ve inspired you. On gloomy Seattle days, a little color goes a long way 🙂
Great colored accents! You pulled it off so well!
Thank you! I love adding pops of color and thought the dress needed a punch 🙂
Colorful patterned tights are one of my favorite accessories. I even have a pair almost identical to yours. I always feel very happy about wearing them!
I love colorful tights too! And I get a lot of use out of them in Seattle! They are a cheerful item, aren’t they? Thanks for visiting!
I love adding bright tights to all-black ensembles; in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever actually worn all-black. It’s just not in me!
I rarely wear all-black either. It’s elegant but I can’t resist adding color somewhere, even if it’s just a purse or scarf.
Love the bright touches with the belt and tights! A great way to make a black outfit more fun! 🙂
Away From The Blue
Thank you! I have a slight neon yellow obsession and was happy to wear that belt!
yay to that! the neons here are in beautiful harmony, they are so close to what fresh spring flowers look like.
+ we’re on the same fashion vibe here! I must say I’m a sucker for great tights. I also like to get tights the colour of my fave shoes or boots, it aaaaalways steals the show.
I agree! Tights that match boots are great! It’s such a lengthening look and adds a touch of elegance. I’m all for colors that remind me of spring flowers–I’ll have enough gray days around here for a while! Thanks for stopping by!
*waving from berlin*
I know exactly what you mean, grey days… 😀
Ahh I LOVE it! Not one but two “pops” of colour in one outfit. 🙂
Thanks Brian! I went color crazy, but in small doses 🙂