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Top ways to wear tights at work

Depending on your office’s formality, tights might be a requirement or simply a way to mix up your tired wardrobe of slacks and jeans. But long gone are the days of the dreaded “pantyhose.” Tights come in a variety of funky colors, textures and designs that are comfortable and affordable. Rather than masking imperfections, tights are about celebrating the legs and mixing up tired wardrobes.

Taylor Swift wearing tights

Here’s how to get the pulled-together tights look at work.

Under your favorite mini or midi dress

Maybe you wouldn’t risk wearing a mini to the office, but with tights, it’s not only possible, but fashionable! If you’re going tights-less, your wardrobe might be limited to slacks and long skirts, but with legwear, you can make your weekend wardrobe shine, too! How about that adorable floral summer dress? Pull a cardigan over your shoulders and put on some classic solid grey tights. Pair it with your favorite pair of heels or flats, and voila! You have a pulled-together look that you can take from the office to happy hour.

Under a tunic

If a tunic is long enough to cover your assets and thighs, odds are it’s appropriate enough to wear to work. A solid knit tunic can be paired with tights in varying colors, textures and patterns. If you have a printed tunic, keep it simple with solid tight colors. Top the look off with knee high boots for a classy-casual look, or strappy sandal wedges for a midseason, summer-meets-fall ensemble.

To make an outfit more conservative

Your office might be casual enough to show a little skin without worrying about being judged, but when an important presentation or meeting comes along, it’s best to look professional. If you choose to wear a high waisted pencil skirt and pretty blouse, make sure you come off like a pro with tights. Bare legs are sexy, but tights will pull the entire outfit together, leaving you looking like you’re ready to run the boardroom, not the bedroom.

To make your cutest shoes pop

Have a bright patterned pair of wedges you’ve been waiting to break out? Don’t wait! Make them stand out with a corresponding pair of tights that make the colors in the shoe “pop.” Pairing tights with your favorite shoes is a great way to look fashion-forward without putting too much time and effort into selecting an outfit. Simply match, dress and go!

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