What Color Tights Go With a Beige Skirt?

Anne Hathaway sports her beige skirt with sheer black tights.

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You're ready to bring on a beige skirt, but not quite sure which tights to try it with. No worries -- just figure out the roots of the shade you'd like to rock. Beige, for instance, is a pale yellowish-grayish brown color (uh, what?). Sounds complicated, but simply put, it's a neutral -- and that's good news, because it leaves you some serious legwear leeway.

Stacked in Black

The cool thing about a black-beige combo is, even though black is a neutral itself, it's darkness will create a cool contrast with the relative paleness of beige, leaving a neutral look that's anything but boring. Plus, black tights (especially opaque ones) slim your stems, making your legs look long and lean.

(Extra)ordinary Orange

Maybe you're craving a bit more color than black. Give orange a go; it'll brighten up the look of a potentially "blah" beige skirt. Keep it rich and deep with shades like peach, carrot or burnt orange, which pick up the brown notes in your skirt. Too-light shades can look ashy, and neon orange will leave your skirt outshined -- and leave you looking outrageous.

Pretty in Prints

If you want to add even more oomph to your skirt, you can't get much more wild than an animal print. The key to looking stylish, not scary, in animal print is to keep the color of your print in the same family as the rest of your outfit. So if you're sporting a beige skirt, try a pair of leopard-print tights that has a lot of brown in it. Keep the rest of your outfit subdued -- try a pair of black or beige pumps and a beige top -- for a look that's a lot more fun than fearsome.

Pretty in Pink

A rich, deep shade of pink can liven up your look just as well as an animal print, but be a bit tamer in the process. Rock shades of raspberry, fuchsia and similar deep pink shades to add intensity, but avoid cotton-candy and pale-pink shades, which will only look ashy against your beige skirt.

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