What Color Tights to Wear With an Orange Sweater Dress & Brown Boots?

Overview

An orange sweater dress shouts "autumn," especially when worn with earth-toned accessories like brown boots. Hello, fall leaves! In the winter, that bright orange can provide a needed dose of color and cheerfulness, so go ahead and wear this combination all the way into spring. If you have dress plus boots, there's only one big item missing -- what should you wear on your legs? The weather calls for tights. Fashion calls for neutrals or subdued shades. That doesn't mean you can't have a little fun, though.

Chocolate and Cream

Any of the neutral shades on the brown spectrum work as hosiery with an orange dress and brown boots. You can try to match your skin tone or contrast with a lighter or darker shade -- either approach will work.

Green

A deep, dark shade of forest green plays off both the brown of your boots and the orange of your dress and adds a splash of color to balance both shades. A lighter natural green such as sage also works.

Purple

Step it up a bit and don tights in a maroon, plum or lavender hue. Purple is naturally complementary to orange. This color choice is a little more daring than neutral or green, but still on the understated side.

Plaid

If you want to make a bigger splash, go for leggings and tights with a pattern to them. Choose a pattern in any complementary color -- a dark green tartan plaid would be perfect. Not too bright, but not at all boring.

Animal Print

If plaid is a little too square for your tastes, look to animal print leggings for a real dose of drama. Look for yellows and oranges to complement your dress -- in other words, break out the giraffe prints, leopard spots and tiger stripes.

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