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I love winter, especially in England, even though its cold basically the whole damn year, it’s nice to be able to wear winter outfits when it isn’t the middle of summer. But really what everyone’s thinking at winter time isn’t how nice the cold weather is but what the heck do I wear??!

This post is going to hopefully give you a little guidance and help with finding the perfect winter warmers. My perfect solution is of course coloured and patterned tights, I’ve noticed they even now come in the knitted variety, which is totally perfect! You can still wear skirts and dresses in the winter but add a pair of patterned tights to add a little bit of colour or dimension to your look which is great when you don’t want to wear your standard pair of thick black tights. Which means there’s no excuse for boring leggings or jeans and especially not track pants, because as Karl Lagerfeld once said “If you’re wearing track pants you’ve given up!” But there’s no need to give up because there’s tights and anyone can wear them no matter your style!

So I’ve put together 6 boards – well it was originally meant to be five but I couldn’t resist adding more – showing you how to wear tights while staying stylish and current this winter. I have tried to use different colours and textures to suit both feminine and androgynous styles. Oh how I wish I had these outfits…


Outfit 1 – Autumn Leaves

I put together this outfit taking my main inspiration from the gorgeous autumn leaves. The burgundy and orange really complement each other perfectly for autumn and of course the gorgeous Betsey Johnson lace tights complete the outfit keeping your legs warm and stylish. While still remaining a little sexy and adding a little texture to the outfit.

board one - autumn leaves

Hat – Janessa Leone savoy hat – £140 barneys.com

Cape – Burberry – £375 – farfetch.com

Pussy bow blouse – £60 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Black leather pencil skirt – Yves Saint Laurent – £1975 

Tights – Betsey Johnson – £18 – betseyjohnson.com

Ankle boots – Rupert Sanderson – £700 – rupertsanderson.com

Yellow tote – portero.com

Leather gloves – Mulberry – £200 – mulberry.com

Outfit 2 – Tartan delight

I put together this look by starting off my outfit around a key piece which is of course the amazing tartan tights. I then kept the rest of the outfit simple by picking out some colours within the tights. I then decided to add the cobalt blue and acid yellow into the outfit as a colour block to make the outfit more dramatic. However I know this isn’t for everyone and if you wanted to just stick to using one colour such as black or red you can do.


Cape – Michael Kors – £180 – Lordandtaylor.com

Tartan tights – £10 – River Island

leather shorts – £15 – blackfive.com

Over the knee boots – £1400 – christianlouboutin.com

Earrings – £31

Outfit 3 – Hot in the city

This look was inspired by the recent trends of colour blocking and of course putting together cobalt blue and orange. I wanted this to be more of a city slick look, classy but stylish, something you could dress down or dress up for the night. But I’ve kept it casual by adding a simple black pom pom beanie to keep it urban.

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Orange pencil dress with belt – Gucci – £2.60 – flannels.com

Cobalt blue over coat – £300

Pom pom beanie – £100 – valeriedemure.com

Stockings – £7.90 – yessstyle.com

Outfit 4 – Wicked winter colour block

This is one of my favourite outfits and for the inner dare devil in all of us girls. It is a very on trend look perfect for the colour blocking trend. And its perfect for autumn by adding a pair of print clashing lace tights and a cute white bobble beanie.

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Pussy bow blouse – £180

Pink grid knitted coat – £18 – 6ks.com

Cream pom pom beanie – £30 – scotch-soda.com

Floral lace tights – £4.58 – wetseal.com

Neon wrap skirt – £32 – frontrowshop.com

Blue peep toe booties – £245 – barneys.com

Earrings chanel – price unknown

Outfit 5 – Hot in the city

This look is for any edgy girl who loves tough fashion. It is a more edgy look than the others but just as equally on trend. I used the neon green and yellow and then added some tough black and leather accessories to toughen up the look and complete it with some rock chic tights.

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Coat – Space Couture – £163

Tights – £9.79 – 6pm.com

Neon beanie – £6.35 – monki.com

Spike Wrist band – £3.99 – bluebanana.com

Skinny Belt – French Connection – £18 – frenchconnection.com

Boots – Burberry

Outfit 6 – Knitted winter

I created this look around the key piece a knitted jumper perfect for the winter cold and adding another classic piece the leopard print booties with blue toe. Then I decided to be a little risky by adding some cobalt blue tights to the look to complete it.

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Hat – £31 –  solesociety.com

Jumper – £275 – thecorner.com

Leather skirt – £400

Bangles – £9.12 – wetseal.com

Cobalt Blue Tights – £12 – stylebop.com

Red Satchel – £2.40

Hope you enjoyed the post, and it gives you some ideas on how to wear printed, patterned and coloured tights over the coming winter months. Just remember take a risk and it could pay off – Originalvintagequeen xo

Featured image: Sarah

A 19 year old flamboyant vintage loving aspiring stylist and fashion obsessed hat lover live for my own personal style because more is more and less is a bore.
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