Tights are one of the easiest pieces to style during the colder months. The simple combination of tights under skirts and dresses with layers makes for an easy way to take your warm-weather pieces into a new season. Here are some ways to wear them for the season ahead and incorporate tights to feel like part of the outfit and not an afterthought.

Spruce up the look of an oversized coat with tights and over-the-knee boots. As a general rule, tights look best with shoes that are the same color or darker. For extra warmth and an added dash of style, double up on sweaters and layer on a long coat.

A corduroy skirt is the perfect texture to go with thicker tights. Add a denim jacket and an infinity scarf, and you’ve got great layered outfit. This look is feminine and perfect for day-to-evening wear.

Paired ribbed black tights with elegant patent black heels and a slinky dress and you can take this outfit into an evening of fun.

Ankle boots and a pretty floral dress make for an unexpectedly cool combination. If you are wearing any prints, keep your tights plain. If you match the color of your tights with your booties, it can make your legs look longer!

Cozy knits get just the right amount of contrast worn with edgy biker boots. Pair a sweater dress with tights for a casual yet elegant look. Sweater dresses, patterned dresses, and dresses with asymmetrical hems are all good options to add interest.

No matter what the day may look like outside, you’re guaranteed to find some easy outfit inspiration when you incorporate tights to your wardrobe. They work for date night, work functions and everything in-between, so what’s not to love?