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Two great ways to flaunt your legs this fall
Think you can only show your gams on warmer days? Think again. Don’t shove those cute summer dresses into the back of your closet just yet. Autumn is the perfect time of year to highlight your lower limbs. In the second installment of our Transitioning to Fall series, we turn our attention to leg wear options for the upcoming season. From textured tights to form fitting leggings and highly saturated stockings, fall hosiery offers a multitude of ways to express your stylish side.
How to wear tights
For our beautiful nista’s first sartorial selection, her textured ebony lace tights are the highlight of this stunning ensemble; while the upper portion of the look –a two tiered solid black skirt, checkered peacock blue blouse, and chunky floral necklace, are relatively simple pieces. As this nista proves, basic is best when pairing garments with textured tights. Opt for a flirty monochromatic dress in burgundy or an unadorned ivory silk blouse with your ornate hosiery. As always, keep your size in mind while venturing into textured stocking territory. Petite nistas, lean toward tinier patterns that compliment a smaller frame; while bigger patterns aptly compliment larger nistas.
If textured tights are not your thing, try an explosion of color. While donning a neutral shirt or skirt, spice up your outfit with hues traditionally associated with the season –plum, orange, mustard, and olive. On the other hand, go for caramel, sable, or charcoal stems when sporting color on top.
How to wear leggings
Let’s focus on our glamorous nista’s second look, in which she sports another fall leg wear staple –leggings. A casual item back on the style radar, these hip huggers present a smorgasbord of sartorial options. However, balance is key to making it work. As this nista so fashionably proves with her olive cardigan, skin-tight leggings look best with long and loose tops that cover the derrière; so save the snug shirts for another ensemble. Of course, no chic outfit is complete without a killer shoe; today’s nista does not disappoint in this arena. Tucking her leggings into a comfy pair of chestnut lace up booties provides a relaxed yet modish vibe, perfect for the busy stylista on the go. Instead of boots, you can team your body-hugging trousers with some charming flats or even a simple pump.