5 new ways to style your tights this Autumn/Winter 2020

It's official - we are now in Autumn! Leaves are falling, the evenings are turning cooler and we are starting to think about dusting off our Autumn/Winter wardrobe and that can only mean one thing - tights season is upon us - hurrah!

We have been really busy in-store since our New Autumn Arrivals have started hitting the rails. You have been loving the versatility of our beautiful blouses and thin knits to freshen up your wardrobe. And might I add that Emma and I have been admiring the gorgeous masks you have been so kindly sporting to keep each other safe. There are some really fun prints around, I love how expressive people are being with them. Thank you again for your continued support it is very much appreciated.

Anyway, back to the business of tights! It's time to dig deep down into your underwear draw and dust those versatile babies off. If you're anything like me, you will likely need to bin a few pairs after enthusiastically throwing a pair on only to find they have a massive ladder in from last year! Why I put them back into my drawer I don't know.

If you are looking for a fresh take on how to style your tights for this season then look no further! Inspired by some of our favourite Autumn/Winter 20/21 catwalk looks - these are tights but not as you know them - no Nora Batty in sight!

CHECKMATE - PATTERNED TIGHTS

The biggest pattern to dominate the runway this Autumn/Winter has been check prints. Plaid and tartan are making a come back in a big way! 

Christian Dior check pattern midi skirt

Christian Dior AW20/21

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These fabulous check tights by Oroblu are a great way to add a splash of check without breaking the bank this season.

Oroblu grey check tights

Oroblu Tartan Melange Tights £10.47

Style with...

This green v-neck chunky knit jumper by JUST Female - £115

khaki green v-neck chunky knit jumper

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DARE TO BARE - SHEER TIGHTS

If you like to show a bit of leg but can't stand to go bare in the cooler months, then sheer tights are your friend. Often paired with a little black dress and heels - a classic combo, Celine inspired us to style our sheer tights for a daytime look. An outfit that we are much more likely to be able to wear at the moment!

Seen below paired with an on-trend tartan skirt, a white blouse and an Autunm/Winter staple - the shoe boot. The navy tights are a fresh twist from the black.

Celine check tartan skirt with sheer navy tights

Celine AW20/21

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These sexy Italian sheer tights by Calzedonia. Shown below in navy, they are also available in black and a great variety of nude colourways.

Calzedonia Sheer Navy Tights

Calzedonia 20 Denier Sheer Navy Tights

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Have fun mixing up with textures by styling some matte sheer tights with a black mini, a pair of black patent shoe boots and this romantic, silky blouse by Second Female - £69.

black silky blouse with a high neckline by second female

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BE BOLD - GO RED

Red is having a a bit of a moment and we're loving it! Contrary to popular belief red looks great on all skin tones, it's just a matter of finding the right shade.

The catwalk saw designers embracing the colour from head to toe! Not a look for everyone, however it is a nifty way to elongate your legs.

Anna Sui red dress tights and boots

Anna Sui AW20/21

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These gorgeous burgundy 80 denier tights are from inclusive tights brand Snag. With an emphasis on comfort and fit, you can be sure to find your perfect colour and size.

Burgundy red 80 denier tights Snag

Snag 80 Denier Tights £6.99

Style with...

These bold and beautiful red Woden Sneakers for ultimate comfort in style!

Red Woden Sneakers Trainers Nora

 

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SLEEK SILHOUETTE - TIGHTS THAT STREAMLINE 

The bodycon is back but not as we know it circa 90's Kim Kardashian! This time around expect figure hugging jumper dresses. That's right - knitwear just got sexy! 

victoria beckham black knit bodycon dress

Victoria Beckham AW20/21

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Any trend that combines style with cosiness is a winner in our book! To add an extra layer for colder winter days, we will be wearing tights with our knit dress and boots.

These Opaque Magicwear tights from Marks and Spencer have been a favourite of mine for years! They stay up really well and provide extra support for that streamline look.

marks and spencers magicwear opaque tights

Marks and Spencer 60 Denier Magicwear™ Opaque Tights

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These waterproof, suede Chelsea boots by EMU Australia to give the dress a more casual edge. Layer with a faux fur collared jacket to finish the look.

EMU Australia Pioneer Suede Chelsea Boot

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DOTTY ABOUT POLKA

There is something really chic about the Polka Dot tights we've been seeing on celebs like the gorgeous Lucy Boynton. Styled with a pair of buckled mary jane pumps, Lucy is channelling some serious Winter vibes.

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These stunning Polka Dot sheer tights from Falke, also available in an elegant nude shade.

Falke polka dot sheer tights

Dot 15 DEN Women Tights

Style with...

This romantic shirt with bow detail around the neck, teamed with a cord skirt and some pump for an effortless date night look.

Ivory shirt with bow neck line

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We had so much fun pulling together all of these ideas. Hopefully it has given you some tightspiration (see what we did?)! 

As always, we love seeing how you style your Eighty Seven finds, please keep tagging us in your posts on the gram and use the hastag #87Style.

Stay safe, stay well, stay happy.

Amy x

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