We've safely got through those dreaded cold snaps, Spring is finally on the horizon and the stores are starting to stock the latest spring fashions which include mini dresses tunics and shorts.
There is only one problem... It's still very cold!
You can either fight the temptation to buy and wait until the weather is more suitable or invest in some fun patterned tights.
The patterned tights are an unexpected way to add interest to any look, and have emerged as a popular choice among celebrities and fashion magazines.
Singer Jessie J has been seen wearing them while performing at BNTM Live
and in her Do it Like a Dude video;
and I've seen they're a staple for many of trendy celebs who are famed for their fashion forward animated outfits such as Nicki Minaj,
And Cheryl Cole
Some of you might be hesitant to try this out, but trust me: There are ways to rock this trend, stay warm, and look great all at the same time. I've done a bit of research and put together a guide to wearing these
Tips and Tricks for Wearing Patterned Tights or Leggings
For the most flattering look, it's often best to choose patterns with small graphics such as tiny polka dots or little flowers.
Unless you're very confident keep the rest of your outfit simple.
Graphic tights or leggings look great tucked into boots but try them with pumps, too, if you're daring!
If you're self conscious about your legs, try letting patterned tights peek out just between your boots and a ¾ lengths skirt or this seasons thigh high boots and a mini skirt.
If you're mixing prints stay within the same color family (i.e. green check with green polka dots) or go with contrasting colors.
And most importantly have fun!
The great thing about fashion is there is really no wrong check out some of our picks below:
Graphic Chic Tights £28 Wolford
Sousan Tights £28.00 Wolford
Pamela Mann's Henna Tights 7.99 My Tights.com
Emilio Cavallini Hole Tights £10.00 ASOS.COM
ASOS Big Leopard Print Tights £8.00 ASOS.COM