5 Outfit Ideas With Tights (Because It's Freezing Outside)

Now that the holiday season is fully upon us, the temperatures have continued to drop all over the country—and the desire to show our legs has gone down right along with them. Yet it seems sad to hide our stems from sight for so many months out of the year, shielding them behind pants, long-hemmed dresses, and full-length skirts.

The best way to show at least a little bit of leg during the winter months is to put together looks that incorporate tights. From classic styles like sheer black and fishnet to more statement-making ones that feature colors and prints, tights can add a lot to your look while keeping your legs (fairly) warm.

Keep scrolling for five chic looks that'll inspire you to let those limbs breathe a little!

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Classic black sheer tights always look so ladylike; they instantly dress up this look with a pleated skirt and comfy sweater.

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If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, you remember these tights! The elastic foot strap on the bottom was such an iconic moment, and we're happy that stylish women like Pernille Teisbaek are bringing them back in full force.

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You can't go wrong with a pair of black tights under a dress! Throw on a leather jacket and you have a great way to take your favorite spring dress to winter.

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Fishnets are probably best saved for days when your interaction with the chilly air is kept to a minimum, but if you're feeling brave, we love them styled with a black leather skirt, a mock turtleneck sweater, and classic Dr. Marten boots!

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A pair of sheer or light-colored tights is a fun way to offset an otherwise mostly black look. If you're feeling the leather vibes this season, tone it down with a pair like this. 

How do you usually style your tights during the cold months? Share in the comments below!

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