Performancing Metrics


Diamonds and Bows

Patterned tights can look so fun in the store! You hit the hosiery section looking for some basic black opaques, and then you find yourself enticed by bright colors and funky designs. "These are so cool", you think, and pick up a pair. And then you get home, and the tights go into your hosiery drawer. And there they sit. And sit. Friends, go ahead and liberate those fun(ky) tights! You can start off easy - try a basic black dress with poppy or purple tights (you can wear black shoes, or match them to your tights). Or take a colorful or patterned outfit and add tights with some design - like these.

Do you ever wear patterned tights? Do you have any favorite ways to wear them?

Top: Forever 21
Dress (worn as a skirt): Modcloth
Boots: Modcloth
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Consigned, Second Time Around
Earrings: Purchased in Peru
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters


  1. I love those tights! I also love the contrast of the yellow dress under the striped top. Greetings from a fellow Bostonian! xo

  2. I don't even remember when I wore patterned tights last time, it must have been years. :) But thanks for the idea, maybe I'll try them again. :)
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I adore patterned tights! I actually find it harder to wear solid colored tights - for some reason I always think the most random colors are awesome while in the store and then I come home and haven't the slightest clue how to wear them. Like lime green tights. How does one wear lime green tights without looking like some giant, tropical bird? :D

    1. Haha! Maybe try them with neutrals... Black or beige. Or go crazy and pair with hot pink.... And OWN IT! :)

  4. You read my mind! I have several "whimsical" "patterned" "what-have-yous" in my hosiery drawer, but I honestly am not sure how to wear them. This gives me hope; although I'm not sure anyone should see them in the daylight.

  5. Love everything about this, seems so effortlessly chic! The pop of yellow is too fun

  6. Anonymous2/03/2012

    I definitely need more patterned tights in my arsenal. You seem to have so many, and they make me jealous :)

    Also, I love the black, white, and yellow color combo of your outfit. It's one of my favorites, but it always reminds me of the Steelers when I wear it! Haha.


  7. Those tights are wonderful! I have a great collection that jazzes up my otherwise blah corporate ensembles and I always get the best compliments on them.

    Georgina at