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The Lust List: Patterned Tights

I’m having a no-pants party, and you’re all invited.

But seriously, tights are having a moment. We’re in the midst of that awkward, transitional time where it’s officially spring this week, but chilly temperatures are giving us pause. I’m chomping at the bit to bust out my warm-weather frocks, but not at the risk of freezing my tush off.

Thick hosiery is the perfect solution. Throw on a pair to give some longevity to your winter dresses or to keep your sundresses seasonally appropriate. Retailers are offering tights in a rainbow of hues and zany patterns so you can really make a statement with your stems.


Mango dress (similar here) | Patterned Bootights (c/o) | Off Broadway booties (c/0) | Old Navy bucket bag (sold out, similar here) | Ann Taylor cuffs | Michael Kors watch | H&M choker (similar here)


We love booties for transitional seasons and the bootie-and-tights combo is perfect for a spring transition. I took a go-to uniform—black bag, black dress, black booties—up a notch with patterned tights and strong accessories. An arm party or colorful mani also adds style and flair.

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This is a great outfit for a casual day at the office followed by drinks or a date. Comfortable, polished, but not too wild. Patterned tights allow you to express a bit of personal style in an understated fashion. We’ve recently been loving subtle stripes or a unique pattern only on the back of the leg.


Here are our top picks to glam up your gams:


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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