Despite the weather where you live—ahem, in some places, insanely warm—the winter is supposed to be cold. And you should have to cover your legs. So if, you know, winter decides that it's going to act its temperature, we want to be ready. Enter the novelty tight. A little pricier and a little more special than its plain-jane counterpart, the novelty tight can become a real workhorse of your wardrobe if you know how to pick it (and how to pair it). Add some pizzazz to an otherwise monochrome look, or go full-hog on mismatched. Ahead, 10 great pairs.
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Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.