Fall and winter are nice, but they tend to wreak havoc on your available clothing options. When you are forced to cover every inch of your skin to avoid succumbing to frost bite, it makes you seriously reconsider putting on a cute dress in favor of a pair of jeans — or, if you're anything like me and live in a frozen tundra like Minnesota, a pair of leggings and a pair of jeans — just so you can be sure that your legs will stay warm. Frankly, I'd wear snow pants every day during winter if I could. But, sometimes, you really just want to wear that cute dress you bought. As someone who is always cold, warm tights are a winter necessity.
And a regular pair of tights just won't cut it. While you can trick yourself into thinking that the very thin layer of nylon between your bare skin and the frigid air is doing something to keep you warm, the fact of the matter is that you probably need a pair of tights with a little more weight in order to rationalize going outside in your pretty dress or shorts and boots. I would recommend investing in some wool tights or a pair of fleece-lined tights to help get you through the winter months.
Here are seven pairs of warm tights you need to get you through the next few months.
These simple black tights will become your winter staple.
Wool makes everything warmer, right?
Something about the name "footed leggings" just makes these sound way warmer than your basic tights. These are also fleece-lined, so that definitely helps.
These gray tights give the illusion of being sheer, but they're actually lined with fleece, they're super affordable and they come in several colors.
SmartWool is known for its warm winter gear and these tights are no different. I like the pattern of these, but they also have several other cute pairs with different patterns and colors, along with plain black versions.
These fleece-lined tights come in solid black, solid gray and ribbed black.
Way better than a basic pair of sheer tights.
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