I don't know about you, but this fall I'm craving touch-me knits, bright booties, cropped jackets, and tights with a mind of their own. From magazine spreads to the runway, there's no question that bold mattes, fishnets and intricate designs are making a serious comeback this year. The big question is: Where do you draw the line between tasteful and tacky?
For a sexy, yet sophisticated, approach to the trend (I love those spotted on Blake Lively while filming for "Gossip Girl" above), stick to simple cutouts and rich hues (like deep burgundy, plum and forest green--I also love mustard for casual affairs). Or, for something more work-appropriate, opt for charcoal and heather greys (perfectly paired with a deep purple or cream sweater-dress).
A few of my personal favorite shopping destinations for tantalizing tights on a budget this year include...
Best for Work: Kohl's (their Vera Vera Wang collection is colorful, yet conservative)
Drool-Worthiest Designs: Target (think floral, fishnet and houndstooth sheering. Warning: they sell out FAST--I learned last year the hard way)
Most Variety: H&M (from leggings to legwarmers, they have it covered)
Coolest Colors: Hue (available at Macy's, their extensive line of shades ranges from blinding brights to earth tones)
Get inspired by more than 200 photos of celebs wearing tights on All the Looks.
Photos (left to right): Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images; George Pimentel/WireImage; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images; James Devaney/WireImage; Florian Seefried/Getty Images