Can you wear coloured opaque tights to work?
Well, probably not if your work place is very corporate and has strict guide lines.
I’ve selected some of the easiest black alternatives to get you started, if you want to and can, branch away from black opaque tights in your work place/office!
Navy is a good place to start if you are looking to branch out from black opaque tights. Navy is still very neutral, smart/professional and corporate. I like the way Jean at Extra-petite.com styles navy in unexpected ways.
In picture 1. Jean pulls navy through all of the accessories – tights, bag and shoes.
In this picture Jean adds colour (and personality) to her outfit with the bold green coat. Once taken off you have a pretty neutral corporate outfit – a good idea to steal?
In this other outfit navy cover’s a large proportion of the body; the torso and legs.
Because of this, threading the maroon through the outfit in shoes, gloves and skirt works well to balance it out.
Dark grey tights
Another easy step into colour and away from black is grey.
A dark grey skirt/dress and dark grey tights is an easily achievable, flattering and professional look.
Red comes in many shades. Maroon and burgundy which are darker shades of red are the easiest to en-corporate into a work wear look. Demonstrated here, are three ways to approach adding strong coloured tights to outfits and if your feeling super adventurous then you could exchange the red for another bright colour!
1. Wear an all black outfit with your coloured tights. The contrast is bold but not too crazy!
There are so many shades out there to choose from. I’m pretty convinced there is a good shade of red for everyone!!
I think it’s a shade that means business – don’t mess with me. It’s strong and powerful: women embrace your red shade.
I think if you don’t want to over do it with red in the work environment you can layer up the colour. One sheer layer for work and then add to it for the evening.
Lisa Eldridge gives us some tips on how to create the perfect red lips in an online video.
Today I’m wearing my black JoJo dress styled with a red belt and black shoes.
Try here for more colour styling ideas for black.
If your looking for a red belt to try, these are a couple of great belts I have found: