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Best Outfits with Black Tights (For Fall, Winter, and Spring)

Over the years, I’ve really enjoyed wearing different outfits with black tights; they’re just so versatile! You can wear them with all kinds of pieces for different occasions. Plus, they always manage to make any outfit look more put-together; I mean, it’s no wonder that every style icon has rocked a killer black tights look at some point. 

I love pairing them with dresses or skirts when I’m going out at night – they look so chic! But they’re also great with jeans and sweaters for more casual days; the options are endless!

A woman with short dark hair standing against a bright graffiti wall in New York City wearing a Shein Red Cape, black tights, and black ankle boots
One of my favorite black tights outfits!

When I’m getting dressed and want to wear my black tights, I’ll think about what I’m doing that day and how cold it is outside. Then I’ll pick clothes that look good on me and go with the tights. There are lots of ways to style them!

Black tights work great when the weather’s changing, like during fall or early spring.  Naturally, you’d probably want to avoid them in summer since it’s so hot.  

Lindsey wearing a pink coat, striped shirt, black mini skirt with black tights standing on a city street
A fun black tights outfit for spring.

They go from casual daytime affairs to evening events too, which means these versatile tights can work for just about any occasion – whether you’re running errands or going to a holiday party. But what you wear with the black tights is what’ll really make the outfit come together nicely.

In this article, I’ll share some of my favorite black tights outfits you can early from fall to spring! I’ve classified the outfit ideas by season so you can easily scan through and find the perfect inspiration, depending on the weather outside! (I’m also ending this post with a photo gallery featuring a variety of black tights outfits I’ve styled over the years.)

This guide is everything you’ll need to figure out what outfits to wear with black tights (and you may want to bookmark it for future reference!). But first, let’s start with some basic tips:

Wearing a Karina Dress with black tights.
Wearing a Karina Dress midi dress with black tights.

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Tips for Choosing Outfits to Wear with Black Tights


Use Black Tights to Stay Warm: Pairing black tights with dresses and skirts is a great way to instantly class up your outfit while keeping your legs warm when it’s chilly out.  You can also wear black tights under pants, jeans, or even leggings in the winter for extra warmth without compromising on style.  

Consider the Thickness: When picking black tights, think about the thickness – more opaque black tights will be warmer while sheer black tights offer a more subtle look, and don’t be afraid to play around with different colors and textures, like lace, fishnet, or something with a cool print or texture. They’re also a great blank canvas for colorful or patterned outfits!

Coordinate Color with Shoes: It’s important to coordinate your shoes with black tights.  They go great with heels, flats, ankle boots, knee-high boots – pretty much anything.  Matching the color of your shoes to your tights can make your legs look extra long and lean.  

Lindsey wearing a black turtle with colorful floral midi skirt, black tights, and black bow heels standing on snow covered path in the woods

Dress for the Occasion: You can wear black tights for casual hangouts, the office, or even more formal events, depending on how you style them.  Think about the occasion and your personal style.  Are you going for edgy and rocker chic or polished and feminine? Black tights are so versatile they work for just about any look. 

Balance Your Outfit: When putting together your outfit, make sure to balance out the tights with the rest of your look.  You don’t want your legs to pull too much focus unless that’s what you’re going for! Have fun and experiment to find what styles you feel most confident and chic in.

Maintain Your Tights: To keep them in good shape, be gentle while taking them on and off so they don’t snag or run. And if you do get a little tear, dab some clear nail polish on it so it doesn’t spread.

A velvet dress paired with black tights and suede pumps by a woman sitting on a park bench in Moscow

Best Fall Outfits with Black Tights


As the colder months approach, it’s time to dig out those cozy sweaters and warm cardigans from your wardrobe. But, one staple that often gets overlooked is the humble pair of black tights. 

Versatile, stylish, and perfect for keeping you warm, black tights can be the key to creating a multitude of chic outfits. Here are some fun dressy and casual outfit ideas.

Mini skirt and black tights outfit idea featuring a navy mini skirt and white blouse

Mini Skirt and Black Tights

Who says mini skirts are only for the summer? Pair your favorite mini skirt with a pair of black tights for a chic and trendy look. The contrast between the skirt and the tights adds an interesting visual element to your outfit. 

You can pair this with a simple tee or a blouse, depending on the occasion. Finish off the look with a pair of black ankle boots and some statement jewelry for an edgy touch. This outfit is perfect for a casual lunch date or a day of shopping.


A black tights outfit idea featuring a jean jacket, sneakers and long shirt

Denim Jacket, Tee, and Black Tights

For a more casual look, pair your black tights with a simple tee and a denim jacket. The denim jacket adds a cool, casual vibe to the outfit, while the black tights keep you warm and comfortable. 

You can choose a graphic tee for a fun, youthful look, or a plain white tee for a more minimalist approach. Pair this outfit with white sneakers for a laid-back, street-style vibe. This outfit is perfect for a casual day out or a relaxed weekend; the denim brings the attitude, the tee keeps it casual, and the tights pull it all together into an effortless combo that’s cozy yet cool.


A pencil skirt paired with black tights, large Dolce & Gabbana belt, and black pumps

Pencil Skirt, Blazer, and Black Tights

For a more professional look, pair your black tights with a pencil skirt and a blazer. The pencil skirt and blazer create a polished, sophisticated look, while the black tights add a touch of warmth and comfort. 

You can choose a black blazer for a monochromatic look, or a navy blazer for a bit of contrast. Pair this outfit with black heels or pumps for a chic, office-ready look. This outfit is perfect for a day at the office or a professional event.


tulle dress with animal print for a winter birthday outfit

Best Winter Outfits with Black Tights

Black tights are a wardrobe staple that can transform any outfit, making it perfect for the colder months. They are versatile, stylish, and the perfect accessory to keep you warm. 

Here are five outfit ideas to inspire you to incorporate black tights into your daily ensemble this winter:


A red sweater dress outfit featured a chunky scarf, black tights, black knee high boots and YSL purse

Sweater Dress and Black Tights

This outfit exudes a cozy, chic vibe perfect for a casual day out. Start with a warm, comfortable sweater dress in a neutral color like navy or black or a fun bright color for a festive holiday outfit. Pair it with your black opaque tights for a streamlined look. 

The simplicity of this ensemble allows you to play with texture, perhaps choosing a cable-knit dress or ribbed tights instead. Finish off the outfit with a pair of knee-high boots and a chunky scarf for extra warmth. 

This outfit is a perfect blend of comfort and style, ideal for a relaxed weekend brunch or a casual day at the office. The sweater dress and tights are effortless but still pulled together!


A black leather skirt outfit for winter featuring an oversized jacket and grey sweater

Black Tights and Leather Skirt (Outfit 1 of 2)

For an edgy, fashion-forward look, consider pairing your black tights with a leather skirt. The contrast between the sleek tights and the textured leather creates a dynamic, stylish look. 

Add a black leather jacket or a bomber jacket for an extra touch of edginess, and finish off the look with a pair of black ankle boots. Accessorize with a bold scarf or a beanie for added warmth and style.


A date night outfit featuringa white sweater, leather mini skirt, black tights, and leather ankle boots

Black Tights and Leather Skirt (Outfit 2 of 2)

One more leather skirt outfit! Now, this outfit is perfect for a casual date night! Skip the dress and go for a black leather skirt – it’s got that touch of edginess you want for a night out. 

Start with a black leather skirt and pair it with your black tights for a sleek, stylish look. The leather skirt adds a touch of edginess, while the black tights keep the outfit chic and sophisticated. 

Finish the look with a pair of black ankle boots and a bomber jacket for extra warmth. Add a statement necklace for a touch of sparkle. 


Grace Karin Black Cape Dress paired with black tights, and ankle boots
A fun date night look featuring a black cape dress.
A black dress outfit featuring a white coat, patterned tights, sling back heels and green Gucci bag

Classic Date Night Outfit

For a classy date night outfit, consider pairing your black tights with a little black dress. The dress and tights combo creates a sleek, monochromatic look that’s perfect for a romantic evening out. 

Add a pop of color with a vibrant blazer or a statement necklace. Finish off the look with a pair of black heels or pumps for an extra touch of elegance. This combo of classics with a twist makes getting ready for your big night a breeze.


Ripped Jeans outfit with green blazer and white sneakers

Ripped Jeans and Black Tights

This outfit is a modern, edgy take that looks striking. Start with a pair of ripped jeans and pair them with your black tights. The contrast between the jeans and the tights creates a striking visual effect, and add a simple tee or a graphic sweatshirt for a casual touch. 

Finish off the look with a pair of white sneakers and a beanie for a more casual look. This outfit is cool, edgy, and perfect for a day out in the city. The ripped denim and black tights combo is a go-to look for off-duty model style.


A tweed dress paired with pink coat and black tights worn by a woman with short dark hair casually touching her hair

Best Spring Outfits with Black Tights

As the spring season approaches, it’s time to transition your wardrobe and incorporate lighter pieces. One staple that remains a constant, however, is a pair of black tights. 

Versatile and stylish, black tights can be paired with a variety of outfits to create a chic, casual look. Here are five outfit ideas to inspire your spring wardrobe:


An oversized cardigan outfit with mini skirt, black patterned tights and booties

Cardigan and Black Tights

This outfit is a cozy, casual take on the classic cardigan look. Start with a pair of black tights and a simple blouse. Layer a chunky cardigan over the blouse for a more casual look. 

The cardigan adds warmth and a relaxed vibe, while the tights keep the outfit sleek and polished. Finish off the look with a pair of black ankle boots or platform shoes for a chic, casual touch. This outfit is perfect for a relaxed day out or a casual weekend brunch. 


White blouse and black tights outfit featuring a tan oversized blazer and black heels

Blouse and Black Tights

A white blouse with black tights is a solid go-to for looking sharp at the office or for a professional meeting. Start with a crisp white blouse and pair it with black opaque tights. 

The contrast between the white blouse and the black tights creates a sophisticated and professional look. Add a black blazer for an extra layer of warmth and style. Finish the look with a pair of black shoes, either flats or high heels, depending on your preference.


A fun mini skirt and black tights outfit featuring sneakers and eyeglasses

Colorful Skirt and Black Tights

This mini-skirt outfit puts a fun spin on a classic look. Start with a flirty mini skirt in a bold color or pattern. Pair it with sheer black tights for a more casual look. 

The skirt adds a pop of color, while the tights keep the outfit grounded and sophisticated. Finish off the look with a pair of white sneakers for a casual, street-style vibe. This outfit is perfect for a day out with friends or a casual weekend brunch.


Looking for some more black tights outfit inspiration? Check out some more outfits I’ve styled with black tights over the years, below!

A Hello Kitty outfit featuring hello kitty bag, blouse, red cardigan, and black tights
Lindsey wearing a polka dot body con dress with black tights and red heels sitting on a bench
Pleather skirt Paired with black tights and black booties
Lindsey wearing a red ModCloth dress, polka dot tights, and heels
Lindsey wearing a black dress with black tights holding a coat over her shoulder while standing in a doorway
Lindsey wearing a black shirt with green midi fan skirt, black polka dot tights and black and white heels
Lindsey wearing an all black outfit with a marvel infinity scarf
Lindsey wearing a white midi skirt paired with tights and white flats
Lindsey wearing A-Line ModCloth Dress with polka dot tights and black and white heels
Lindsey with red hair wearing a cream polka dot dress with black tights and black and white high heels
Styling a Denim Skirt With Leggings + Boots for Winter (mini skirt is from Femme Luxe)
Lindsey sitting on a bench wearing a panda shirt with peter pan collar, tulle black skirt, panda flats, and black tights
Wearing a Summer Swing Dress in a Winter Wonderland
Lindsey wearing a sparkly cardigan with red dress and leather trim paired with black tights black OTK boots standing on an apartment balcony
Lindsey wearing a red shirt, white midi skirt and black heels
Kushyfoot Flats To Go Paired with black tights and halter style lace dress by a woman with short curly hair sitting in a chair
Lilee Fashion dress with black tights and black bow heels
ModCloth x Hello Kitty outfit featuring a hello kitty purse, striped midi skirt, red sweater

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