Chic Ways to Add Tights to Your Work Wardrobe This Fall

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Meet the hardest-working accessory in your dresser: tights. If you don’t already own a go-to pair or you could use more in your rotation, fall is the perfect time to grab some new high-quality options. Not sure where to start? Calzedonia (opens in new tab) tights are not only functional for cold weather, but the simple staple can easily elevate any outfit.

Need inspo? Below, Marie Claire's fashion news editor Marina Liao shows how to style four different pairs of tights (opens in new tab) for the office.

1. White tights and camel coat

Black opaque tights may be your go-to for the office, but white looks especially chic beneath something with a camel or tan color. Not to mention, these tights (opens in new tab) are made with a soft-touch microfiber, so you'll be comfortable all day.

Pro tip: Wear your favorite coat as a belted dress, like Marina, with the white tights peeking out. Round out the look with a pair of snakeskin boots.

Calzedonia (opens in new tab) soft touch tights, $9; Merlette (opens in new tab) coat, $980; Vince (opens in new tab) boots, $450

2. Black skirt and white sweater

Patterned tights always make a statement, but if you're looking for a more subtle approach, take note. Here, Marina pairs black Calzedonia zigzag tights (opens in new tab) with an asymmetrical ruched skirt. A chunky white sweater adds texture and elevates the outfit to a more business-casual look.

Calzedonia (opens in new tab) zig zag tights, $15; Staud (opens in new tab) sweater, $210; By Malene Birger (opens in new tab) midi skirt, $325; By Far (opens in new tab) shoes, $475; Completed Works (opens in new tab) earrings; Edas  (opens in new tab)bag, $60

3. Blazer dress

A tailored blazer-dress calls for equally luxe tights, and the soft, fine wool in cashmere (opens in new tab) will keep you warm on chilly commutes to work. Add a pair of heels to elevate the look (and give yourself a few inches).

Calzedonia (opens in new tab) cashmere tights, $20; Tibi (opens in new tab) dress, $795; By Far (opens in new tab) heels, $485; Alexis Bittar (opens in new tab) earrings, $101.50

4. Burgundy sweater and skirt

To keep the focus on a tonal look, go totally sheer with your tights—try this seamless pair (opens in new tab) with a comfort waistbandOn top, play with a variety of textures, like Marina's knit sweater, satin skirt, and leather boots.

Calzedonia (opens in new tab) sheer matte tights, $15; Vince tunic (opens in new tab), $395 and boots (opens in new tab), $450; Petite Studio (opens in new tab) skirt, $179; Demarson (opens in new tab) earrings, $215

Styled by Christina Holevas, Hair by Matthew Tuozzoli, Makeup by Christine Cherbonnier