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Fall Wardrobe Staple: Opaque Tights

Fall Wardrobe Staple Opaque TightsWe had a beautiful weekend in Houston! The cerulean skies and cooler temperature announced autumn’s arrival. The soccer field across from my condo hosted scores of tiny players.  Grocery stores piled pumpkins and gourds atop hay bales. I did a Stella & Dot trunk show Friday night, and I wore brown Lysse leggings, a new Ivy Jane tunic, and…Tory Burch sandals. Yep, that’s how we do “early fall” in Houston.

While it’s not leggings-and-boots weather yet (sniff!) it’s easy to get a fall look with a few additions to your summer wardrobe, starting with tights.

Opaque tights are a girl's best friend!

Sources: left top, unknown, middle one, middle two, middle three, unknown, right bottom

All of the above Pinterest inspiration outfits start with a basic dress or skirt usually worn in spring and summer. You probably have a short-sleeved, knit dress or a cute printed skirt in your closet. Add a light-weight sweater or jacket, a pair of opaque tights, and boots or flats, and you’ve got a look that is just right for cool mornings that turn into warm afternoons.

Dressing for early fallSources: inspiration picture, dress, sweater, tights, boots

It’s easy to find tights in a variety of colors at different price points. I recently bought tights from No Nonsense, Nordstrom, Spanx, and Target. I’ll do a review post next week, but you can see some of the options here:

Tights CollageClockwise from top left: teal, red, brown, citrineplumblack

Patterned or textured tights are also an option, although they are thicker than opaque tights and might not work with all footwear. Wear patterned tights with a solid color skirt or dress, unless you are really confident in your pattern mixing.

Pretty Patterned Tights CollageSources: unknown, second, unknown, fourth

Patterned Tights Collage

Clockwise from top left: Muk Luk, Nordstrom, Hanna Andersson, Muk Luk, Hanna Andersson, Nordstrom

Wearing tights with a summer dress and a lightweight sweater is a practical way to maximize the clothes in your closet. Play around with colors, patterns, and textures for a look that is uniquely yours and enjoy early fall wherever you are!

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