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.
Because these are surprisingly versatile.
ASOS Cityscape Tattoo Tights, $14.52 at ASOS.
A tiny emblem is sometimes enough.
Heart Your Mean It Tights, $24 at Nasty Gal.
Because focusing on the green can be cooler than the flowers.
Topshop Fern Printed Tights, $20 at Topshop.
Because floral never goes out of style.
Hansel from Basel Floral Tights, $19 at Koshka.
Because it's cool when your legs resemble a lava lamp.
House of Holland Rave Wave Tights in Pink, $41 at House of Holland.
Because cool indie designers make neat tights.
BZR Ombre Tights in Coal, $40 at Etsy.
Because you can emulate the ornate look with deep colors and texture.
Ayame Purple 'Diamond' Tights, $42 at Koshka.
Because pastel makes so much sense in the winter.
Meadham Kirchhoff Pastel Stripe Lurex Tights, $36 at Topshop.
Becuase straightforward plaid is a great addition to any look.
Extracurricular Edge Tights, $17.99 at ModCloth.
Because soft plaid is even cooler.
House of Hackney for ASOS Check Tights, $36.30 at ASOS.