How To Wear Tights In Summer

Some people enjoy wearing tights year-round, but pairing tights when the weather gets warm should be done strategically to create a chic summer look. Here are some ways you can wear tights in summer:

How To Wear Tights In Summer

During the summer:

  • Opt for shorter, lightweight clothes to pair with your tights, whether that's light, summery dresses or high-waist shorts.
  • Try wearing sheer tights instead of opaques to lighten the look.
  • When choosing opaques, pick colors like brown and grey over black.

Summer outfit ideas with tights inspired by celebrities:

Rompers with tights - I never would have thought of it on my own, but when supermodel Bella Hadid showed up at a Louis Vutton Menswear Fashion Show this summer, she paired a high-fashion red romper with sheer nude tights. If you find an edgy or sleek romper, try pairing it with your nude sheers.

Flower print dresses - In April, Victoria Justice paired a black floral-patterned dress with black sheer tights. Copy her style and bring it into summer with a light, flowy floral print dress or skirt, and add your favorite tights.

Short dresses - Bring that fall and winter length up, and keep your look more buoyant by opting for a shorter skirt or dress. Choose material that is light and flowy. Take your cue from Zooey Deschanel, who is constantly pairing short dresses and skirts with black or nude sheer tights, and sometimes even opaques.

Shorts with tights - In March, Rosie Huntington-Whitely stepped out in belted black shorts with sheer black tights. Gwen Stefani, Zooey Deschanel, Demi Lovato, Jessica Alba and more have been pictured in shorts with tights, usually with black sheers, though Gwen likes to shake hers up with varying colors and prints. Try their looks by finding a sophisticated short and pairing it with tights.


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