How to Wear Patterned Tights

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Unlike last week, I’m pleased that today is actually Thursday and not Friday. I need all the extra time I can get to prepare for this weekend. On Saturday, I’m going to be speaking and holding a workshop at an all-day conference for 175+ high school students interested in pursuing fashion as a career. Woohoo… yeah, I’m not nervous at all.

Puella Swing Dress with Leather Jacket and Layered Necklaces / hellorigby seattle fashion and style blog


Specifically, I’m going to be speaking about blogging. And while fashion is actually not my career, nor is it solely what I blog about, I think I have a few handy things I can share with those students. I’m pretty excited – it wasn’t too terribly long ago that I was also a high school student interested in pursuing fashion as a career. Obviously I didn’t quite land there for my full-time job, but I think blogging about it makes up for it.

Blue Swing Dress and Patterend Tia Tights Outfit / hellorigby seattle fashion and style blog

Speaking of blogging and fashion, I know sometimes it’s hard to know how to wear patterned tights. I figured I’d style these fun gray houndstooth tights that my new friends from Tia Tights sent to me in an outfit that most can recreate with pieces they already own. Tia Tights is a UK-based company and make some beautiful (and very soft!) tights. It’s still pretty chilly here in the morning and evenings, so in order to wear any semblance of no pants, I’m having to still wear tights. I look forward to the summer months when it’s warm enough to go bare-legged, but for now at least I have these pretty patterned tights!

Patterned Tia Tights Outfit with Swing Dress & Rag + Bone Newbury Booties / hellorigby seattle fashion and style blog

I’m also bringing back my favorite Golden Tote swing dress, and layering some necklaces on top to make the swing a little less swingy. As much as I love the oversized fit of dresses like this, I don’t want anyone to be confused and thinking this is maternity wear. ;) I’m also excited to bring out these Rag & Bone booties out again, and yes, I know they’re expensive but I got them on super sale, and I’ve linked a more budget-friendly option below. What can I say, sometimes I like to splurge on shoes.

Swing Dress with Patterned Tia Tights and Leather Jacket / hellorigby seattle fashion and style blog

What I’m Wearing

Jacket: Wilson’s Leather, thrifted (similar)
Dress: Puella by Golden Tote (similar)
Tights: Houndstooth Pattern in Gray, c/o Tia Tights
Necklace (Chains): Pile of Chains Necklace, Forever 21
Necklace (Stone): Nordstrom (similar)
Boots: Rag & Bone Newbury in Gray (budget-friendly option)

Is it warm enough where you are to ditch the tights? How do you incorporate patterned tights into your wardrobe?

54 thoughts on “How to Wear Patterned Tights

  1. Tiffany Khyla

    Congratulations! That’s such a huge deal, and I’m sure you’re going to be a great speaker. That’s a really awesome opportunity.

    P.S. In love with this whole ensemble.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw, thanks Tiffany! It was a great opportunity and it went as well as it could with high schoolers… you know how they can be I’m sure. ;)

  2. Marie H.

    What an amazing opportunity! I’m sure you will be wonderful! In Texas it definitely isn’t tight weather anymore, but I love these! I love wearing subtle patterned tights in the winter and I love the outfit that you paired them with.

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Marie! It was a great opportunity! I’m jealous that it’s warm enough to not need tights in Texas… still chilly and rainy here :(

  3. Jordyn

    I’m glad I found your blog through the Millennial blogger network. This outfit looks so cute, you did a great job styling it (I LOVE THE JEWELRY).

  4. Mai T.

    It’s difficult for me to style pattern tights. I think I only have 1 pair in black to go with almost every long shirt / dress.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Black tights are a great staple! Patterned tights are fun but can be challenging to style depending on the pattern for sure!

  5. Julie

    It’s still too cold here to wear dresses without tights too. It was really nice and warm last weekend but went back to being really cold this week. Now it won’t stop raining…yuck. When it’s cold and rainy, I just want to stay in bed all day with a book. LOL!

    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, me too Julie! That’s what the weather has been like here… such a bummer, I just wish the weather would stay nice!

  6. Kellie Harrison

    Cute look! Love the necklace. Patterned tights are hard to style, but you pull them off beautifully!

  7. Melissa Camacho

    I’ve been terrified of pattern and color tights because as a kid growing up in the 90s, my mom insisted I wear red tights with almost everything. So now I kind of avoid rights like the plague. Lol. You look adorable though and you’re totally rocking this look!! Good luck this weekend

  8. Starla B

    Such a cute outfit! I love those tights and this would be perfect for when the weather decides to act up and go chilly on me!

  9. Kati Rose

    That’s awesome that you’re speaking about fashion blogging! I’d say that’s a pretty neat accomplishment. As always, your outfit is on point!

  10. Ashley L

    I love tights!!! They could be just about my favorite thing ever and I’m all about the patterns. I usually pair them with a solid dress or a solid skirt with a blouse that matches the tights. Definitely boots though! I hate heels with patterned tights and I’m still not 100% sure why that is.

    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Ashley! I have a hard time with certain heels and tights too, depending on the height it can feel like I’m going to slip right out of them!

  11. Mon

    Hi Jenn,

    Mon here from Tia Tights. Thanks for featuring our products. Glad that you like the design and quality of our tights. :) Thanks again and stay awesome!

  12. mae abigail songco

    love the overall combination, especially the boldness of colors chosen.. it’s classy and glamorous..

  13. Jae

    This outfit is something I’d wear on any given day (okay, maybe not in the summer)!

    P.S. I had to squint and zoom my screen in to see the pattern on your tights though. #SemiblindGirlProblems

    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, yeah, it’s probably a little too warm for summer, but perfect for the mid range temperatures we’ve been having lately! Haha, in your defense the pattern is pretty subtle! ;)


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