Spring is the season of renewal—a time to welcome in the first golden blooms, call in beautiful changes, and refresh your wardrobe.
Just as a caterpillar transforms inside their cocoons to become a butterfly, you can now adjust your style to greet the incoming season with a whole new set of clothes.
To be specific, it’s a fantastic time to start experimenting with all sorts of women’s tights and how to match them to the other pieces in your closet.
Spring, in particular, is a wonderful season to experiment with fashion. Unlike winter, when you need to pay particular attention to functionality, spring allows you to be more expressive in terms of how you mix and match your clothing.
If you’re unsure how to pair tights with your spring outfits, don’t worry. All you have to do is keep these style tips in mind:
Start with Your Winter Tights
One of the biggest misconceptions you may have when pairing tights for your spring outfits is that you can’t wear your favorite winter tights at all outside of the winter season.
But the thing is, when transitioning between seasonal wardrobes, it’s best to do so gradually. This means that it’s actually a good idea to wear your winter tights during the first few weeks of spring, especially if you match them with the right outfit or accessories.
At first, you can wear thicker, warmer clothes along with your tights while it’s still relatively cold out. Then, as the weather starts to get warmer, try dressing down your winter tights with a sundress or a denim skirt.
The trick is to avoid wearing too many layers; during this part of spring, your tights will essentially be the only aspect of your outfit providing more warmth than usual.
For a more polished look, opt for a tailored printed dress or a pencil skirt. You can also refresh your winter tights with some brightly colored accessories or a patterned scarf.
Regardless, focus on selecting well-fitting, flattering pieces that will show off your favorite winter tights. Don’t feel that you have to retire your best clothes just because they’re not “in season.”
Then, Switch to Tights That Better Match the Season
Of course, you don’t necessarily have to wear your trusty winter tights throughout spring. It’s best to invest in a few pairs that are specially designed to be worn during the spring season, too.
As the snow melts and the flowers bloom, you’ll definitely want to start wearing clothes that reflect how nature comes back to life at this time of year, such as floral dresses and skirts. In general, white, cream, blush, and nude tights work well with these kinds of outfits.
Aim for Somewhere Between Flashy and Lowkey
If you’d describe your personal style as more subdued, you can slowly transition your winter wardrobe to spring fashion by switching your winter tights to more sheer finishes with subtle detailing.
You can, for instance, opt for sheer black tights with back seams or sheer graphic tights. You still benefit from darker coverage while also injecting a sense of playfulness and fun into your ensemble.
Printed tights with smaller patterns over a sheer finish can also add enough pizazz to a classic outfit without going overboard.
Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment with Color
One fool-proof way to make your spring outfits more eye-catching is to wear tights in attractive colors. Not used to wearing tights that don’t come in neutral colors?
Instead of immediately going with brightly colored tights, wear ones in a darker color first, such as a deep red or a navy blue. That way, you can take your time becoming more comfortable showing off a splash of color on your legs.
The rest of the colors in your spring outfit should be able to balance everything out.
Keep in mind, though, that colorful tights bring attention to your calves.
So, if you’d rather highlight other aspects of your outfit instead, consider matching your tights with boots or a longer skirt so that there’s less focus on your calves.
Go All Out with Sheer Tights
Want something more daring this spring? Wear sheer tights on their own as pants. Celebrities from Kendall Jenner to Hailey Bieber have worn their favorite sheer tights with cropped tops or sweatshirts.
These outfits are great ideas for spring and are also subtle and sexy date outfit ideas. Make sure that you invest in high-quality tights that offer enough coverage around the crotch area to prevent any tears or fashion faux pas.
The biggest mistake you could ever make in fashion is believing that there is only one set way to style an outfit. When pairing fashion tights with your spring outfits, the only rule is that there is none. In fact, now’s your chance to experiment and try different materials and colors.
No matter what spring ensembles you come up with, remember to wear your favorite tights with confidence and happiness.