Katie Holmes tights
Katie Holmes
See Katie Holmes wearing navy blue tights. See Katie Holmes breaking the first rule of wearingcolored tights. Bad Katie.
There are some basic rules to follow if you're going to bust out the colored tights this fall and winter. Of course, as always, there are some women who will make up their own rules -- and some will get away with it and some won't.
Sorry, Katie.
Read on to see what rules Katie Holmes andKatherine Heigl are breaking and how Taylor Swift and Kourtney Kardashian are doing colored tights right. Once you have the guidelines for wearing colored tights down, find out how to break the rules with style and flair!
Rule #1: Match your shoes to your tights
Matching your shoes to your tights is a safe bet, and you usually can't go wrong. Black tights with black shoes, plum tights with plum shoes, gray tights with gray shoes, and so on. If you can't match exactly, try to stick with the same hue -- a light gray shoe with white tights, a black shoe with forest green tights, etc. This continuity of color elongates your legs rather than cutting them off at the ankle.
This is the rule that Katie Holmes (above) is breaking. She tossed on some tan pumps with navy blue tights, and those shoes are all we end up seeing. Our eyes go right to those glaringly putty brown shoes. She's got on a sassy mini dress and has great legs, but blah beige shoes is the statement I'm taking away.
Taylor Swift and Kourtney Kardashian follow rule #1 and look great in their tights -- Taylor in gray patterned tights and gray lace-up boots, Kourtney in black tights and hot black lace-up heels. Good work, ladies.
Taylor Swift gray tights boots
Taylor Swift
Kourtney Kardashian Mason
Kourtney Kardashian with Mason
Rule #2: Keep it simple with bold-colored tights