exactly how to wear tights with open-toe shoes?

Posted by Aloïs Guinut on Monday, April 11, 2016 · 28 Comments 

Love this time of the year when you have to gown “in between” seasons.

It is so fun for fashion!

Coats are still right here however in a lighter version, you can utilize thin layers, skip the sweaters…

Not prepared to get rid of tights yet however excited to wear your open-toed shoes?

The is THE ideal moment to try this debated fashion combo which is the “tights in open-toe shoes”.

The concern is no much more “can we do it”? We can.

Alexa Chung proved being the jedi master of this style along with numerous other fashionistas as well as stylists.

The concern I am answering today, my little padawans, will be exactly how to do it as well as look great.

I. The don’t

Super summery shoes

By this I imply any type of shoes that do not look metropolitan sufficient as well as have a bit of a countryside feeling.

The very first thing you shall be cautious about is the fabric.

Forget about rope soles as well as natural colored leather.

I’ll make an exception for the wooden clogs, which, I do not understand why, handle to ultimately look great with tights..

Tights with a noticeable seam

Your tights, if not opaque, may have a noticeable seam at the edge of the toes.

It does not look chic to see it.

Either you get seamless tights or you make sure the seam is not to be seen. You know, tuck it under your foot sole ^^

Flat open toed shoes

Honestly, even if you can handle an acceptable look with some extremely metropolitan open-toed ballet flat, it’ll never look “wow” anyway.

And 99% of the other looks that match flat open-toed shoes as well as tights look ugly.

I luckily might not discover numerous pictures to verify my point (saving my bad eyes), so you’ll have to depend on me on this.

Of course, as always, I never state never. perhaps in the future some genius stylist will come with such a combo that will look stylish.

Note that the Bircks as well as tights pairing that we saw the years before IS NOT great looking (at least to my taste) even if some ladies got streetstyled for this.

Worn out shoes

Tights as well as open-toes evoke fashion fashion as well as refinement.

They do not work with worn-out shoes.

(To be honest, practically nothing works with worn-out shoes except if we are talking sneakers or kind of grunge looking shoes.)

Bonus: my little “gift” for you

I understand you just love when I provide appropriate examples of what do not do ^^

So right here is a special treat, since she achieved to get all the four aforementioned don’ts in just one outfeet (no spelling error here, kind of pleased of my neologism).

✓ incredibly summery shoes: honestly these shoes are meant to be worn bare feet in the midst of summer. See exactly how unfortunate they look? Looks like they are screaming “free the toes from the tights oppression!”. as well as you do not want your shoes to begin rebelling against you don’t you?

✓ tights with a noticeable seam: sure you spotted it.

✓ flat open-toed shoes: obviously.

✓ worn out shoes: obviously.

II. The do’s 

Now, some eye-soothener.

A. select the appropriate tights

Opaque tights

Opaque tights are the easiest choice to be stylish with this tricky mix.

To be sure not to make any type of mistake, go for the black opaque ones.

They’ll match any type of advanced pair of open-toed shoes: delicate jewel like sandals, chunky sandals as well as peep-toes pumps.

Giovanna Battaglia most likely by The Sartorialist

If you are comfortable with colors as well as pattern mixes, you can discover a much more daring match.

Dries Van Noten spring 2016

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Wool tights 

With those, make sure the shoes are not as well frilly.

I can photo sandals with chunky straps method much better than delicate ones of peep-toes pumps.

Of program fashion editorial will do those kind of mix. You may have spotted some ladies who got street styled with nike socks along with jewel sandals. Real life vs fashion life. Good thing crazy fashion people exist, they are innovative as well as commonly come out with excellent stuff to wear. Sometime they also, well, come up with crazy stuffs ^^


See-trough tights

Like sheer tights or fishnet tights.

First, as mentioned in the don’t, you shall not be able to see the toe seam.

Second, most times, the less toe you can area the much better it’ll work.

Pandora displays no much more than two little toes with those sandals

Same here

B. select the appropriate open-toed shoes

Chunky sandals

They shall be urban.

By that I imply shoes you feel belong to the city as well as might not be worn in a field. as well as yes, even if you might not walk with them in the said field, cord platform shoes, feel like they might belong there.

They’ll look excellent with opaque black or colored tights, see-trough tights as well as ultimately wool tights.

Vintage Tommy Ton circa 2007 (I estimated the time period according to the Balenciagas)

You might try the clogs with a wooden sole though.  You may even try the wool tights combo. however it’s a fail, please do not grumble if you are requested to gard sheeps ^^

Delicate sandals

I imply incredibly advanced delicate sandals with thin straps.

They commonly look outstanding with tights.

Choose opaque black or see-trough tights for them.

Zoom on Sparks album cover “the number one tune in heaven“, 1979


The peep toes are extremely metropolitan pumps.

They do not screen great deals of toes so you can go for any type of type of tights except for the wool tight which would produce a bulk.

Et voilà! prepared to rock tights as well as open-toes shoes like a fashion queen?

Cover collage: my good friend Claire’s quite feet by Roman Bonnery, Alexa Chung

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