Style Counsel: Red Tights for the Color Courageous by

Issue 9 · High/Low Design · March 2, 2012

Style Counsel: Red Tights for the Color Courageous

Issue 9 · High/Low Design · March 2, 2012

I am not the most courageous when it comes to color, but I've been won over by Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbook's orangey-red tights—and now I'm seeing red everywhere.

Swanson is all about neutrals with "a splash of color—sometimes secret, sometimes more obvious." She favors red tights, "with a black dress and black ballet flats, or for a more stealthy pop, under a dress with boots—maybe ever layered under knee-high socks." Swanson's go-to pair are the Opaque Red Tights from Anthropologie, where the red has just a hint of orange. Here are some other examples that we've spotted on the runway and elsewhere.

Opaque red tights at A Detacher fashion show in New York

Above: Red tights on the runway at the recent Fall/Winter 2012 A Détacher show, via Style.com. The A Détacher tights are not yet available; for similar tights, consider J. Crew's Decadent Red Tights, currently on sale for $9.99.

50 Dernier Dark Coral Tights

Above: Topshop's 50 Dernier Dark Coral Tights are an easy investment at $8 a pair. Photograph by Sophie Chivet.

Bright red tights and clogs

Above: A Détacher tights paired with orange shoes; via Domahoka.

Dark orange-red tights

Above: Rusty red tights are worn with No. 6 Boots, via No. 6 Daily. For similar tights, the Brick Bond Sweater Tights are $29.95 from Anthropologie.



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