There’s no lack of creative ways to amp up your outfits this season—from adding a bow wherever humanly possible to big and even bolder belts. (Thanks, Sandy Liang and Khaite.) But according to both the F/W 23 and S/S 24 runways, there’s one item that is sure to make a major statement from here on out: colorful tights. And while any color will make a stylish difference, it’s specifically a striking shade of red that was spotted in multiple designer’s collections. If you truly want to look like you’re in the know, a pair of red tights will do the trick. (Plus, they’re just so fun to look at.) Our team was pretty quick to get on board this season. When Proenza Schouler’s S/S 24 runway collection included a few pairs of red tights contrasting against minimalist pieces this past NYFW, our editor-in-chief Kat Collings and I were quick to use an affordable pair of tights to mimic the look.
While some of the runway looks may have been unquestionably bold and daring, the trend can easily translate to your everyday wardrobe. Don’t let the funky layers at Gucci fool you—it’s actually easier to pull off than you think. Whether you’re wearing a pair of jeans or a classic LBD, a pair of colored tights will take the outfit to an A+ real quick. Keep scrolling to see how designers styled them on the runways, and see how the fashion set is pulling off the joyful trend right now.