What color tights do you wear with a navy skirt or navy suit? Reader B wonders…
I’m a skirt suit kinda girl, in part because I prefer to commute in flats and then switch to heels at the office. (Since I’m short, most of my suit pants are hemmed for heels.) Winter isn’t a problem for my black and grey suits; I just trade the hose for black tights. (Side note: the Commando tights you recommended are now my absolute favorites.)
Here’s the issue: two of my favorite skirt suits are navy or navy pinstripe. Pairing navy tights with a navy suit seems crazy monochromatic, and most of the heather or grey tights I’ve seen feel a bit casual for the office. So I end up wearing plain old hose, and my legs freeze on the way to work.
Hmmn. Great question — this is actually the combo that led me, many moons ago, to wear purple fishnets to work (pictured below, in a random picture I happened to take that day – navy sweater, navy wool skirt, purple fishnets, purple shoes), although the last time we took a poll on fishnets at the office readers were really against ’em.
Note that nude-for-you fishnets (and sheer tights!) are a newish trend, though — here are some of our favorites:
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More Ideas on What Color Tights to Wear With a Navy Skirt
Poking around a bit online, here are a few more ideas for what color tights to wear with a navy skirt:
– Black tights (worn with black shoes or boots). I think you should always match your tights to your shoes, and I do advise people to wear black shoes with navy. The only caveat: make it clear that you know you’re wearing black and navy (and that you didn’t get dressed in the dark).
Particularly with the Banana Republic suit you linked to — which is more of a slate, grayish blue — I think black tights would work wonderfully.
– Navy tights — possibly with a fun shoe, such as a pair of purple pumps.
2021 Update: Here are our latest favorite wine-colored, purple pumps for work!
– Colored tights. This can be pretty daring, depending on the office, so proceed with caution — but I think purple (solid or textured), solid red (perhaps to wear with cordovan shoes) or even solid emerald tights would work.
Some cute colored tights for work (2020 update!):
– I almost hate to suggest this, because I generally think of white tights as being little-girl-ish, but: I could see a navy skirt, a thick, knit pair of white tights, and a pair of tall, flat brown boots being a really nice look for the office.
Readers, what color tights do you wear with navy skirts? If you wear navy tights, what color shoes do you wear?
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