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.
These shimmery tights will surely bring an outfit—especially in basic black—up a sparkly notch.
$21.11 at ASOS.
Flowers aren't just for spring when you wear them on your legs. The color on these tights is varied and complex, and they'd work super well with something basic—unless you're a gutsy print-mixer.
$20 at Topshop.
Dotted tights have been in for a while. If you're ready to commit to the trend, upgrade with these polka-dotted Wolford tights.
$62 at Net-a-Porter.
Cross Dot Tights
Ready to take the trend to another level? Grab these cross-dotted tights from ASOS, which are at once punky and strangely sweet.
$14.07 at ASOS.
Ying Yang Time
Or try these bright white tights, which have a rather subtle depiction of yin yangs.
$16 at Topshop.
Or try these! The pastel bones are so different and unexpected.
£12 at House of Holland.
Walking into Spiderwebs
Halloween isn't just a one-day holiday, it's a feeling that can transcend calendar months. Channel the darker side with these awesome spiderweb tights.
$9.99 at Modcloth.
Why relegate yourself to looking at the stars when you could be wearing them on your legs?
$32 at Etsy.
It seems like pretty much every offbeat color has been done to death in hosiery, but these cool ombré tights make colorplay interesting again. The deep grape hue is so lovely, the color change subtle.
$40 at Etsy.
Zig Zag City
These tights are striking and bold but ultimately super versatile: you should be able to match an outfit to the blue, red, or yellow, and it doesn't have to be just basic black.
£15 at House of Holland.