Tights serve a very important purpose: keep the legs (relatively) warm during the colder months. They're crucial in conservative working environments and in fashionable looks alike. But while the basic black is status quo, there are also so many fun options that are flooding the market. You can take one step up from plain, with combo-sheer tights—you know, pretty polka dots and the like—or punch it up considerably with out-there patterns and colors. Think every hue has already been worn out? Why not try cool pattern tights that depict fields of flowers or the galaxy? There's even primary-color zig-zags and cartoon bones acting as dots. While perhaps better fitted for a more fun office (or a rad weekend look), these 10 pairs will keep your hosiery game tight.
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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.