The cold can feel limiting for any stylish dresser. You're stuck wearing bottoms that cover your legs to shield you from winter, while skirts in your closet patiently wait until spring to resurface. Black tights have been a steady go-to for wearing dresses, shorts and skirts through multiple seasons. We've noticed, however, that celebrities have swapped black for colored tights that match their shoes.
Matching your tights to your shoes is a practical and creative way to not only keep warm, but add a lengthening effect to your legs. This is a favorite styling trick in the StyleBistro offices (in fact, our editors have worn the look multiple times). Find out how to pull it off by taking a closer look at how the stars tried this trick.
Taylor Swift emphasized her lengthy legs by wearing dark cognac-colored tights paired with oxford heels in the same shade.
Blake Lively added color to her LBD ensemble with maroon-brown ribbed tights paired with ankle booties in the same color family.
For a bolder take on the styling trick, take inspiration from Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal, who wore red sheer tights with red pumps. If you're feeling really brave, perhaps you could pick a red dress too for the full monochrome effect.
Jennifer Aniston picked out opaque brown tights to match her camel knee-high boots. It was the perfect complement to her navy trench.
For some real-life inspiration, check out how Executive Editor Ann Brady matched navy tights and shoes in a feature from this month's Allure!
Shop these shoe and tights pairings to try this outfit upgrade out yourself!