UPDATE: It's starting to get legitimately chilly out there, so if you haven't gotten your winter tights wardrobe locked down yet, now's the time. Here, we've sourced 10 seriously stylish tights that you can live in 'til March. This story was originally published on September 17, 2012.
As that summer-vacation glow starts to fade and fall fully sets in, we start thinking about sweater weather and pumpkin patches and seasonal Starbucks drinks. And hey, those first cool breezes are thrilling and very welcome — right up until one strong gust whips up your skirt, and suddenly, going bare-legged is no longer an option.
Legwear doesn't have to just be about practicality, though. Over the past few seasons, patterned, colored, and textured tights have become a staple in many a cool-weather wardrobe. Even better? The right pair can transition a floaty summer dress into an autumn essential — giving you all the more reason to stock up right now, for the coming season. Time to clear some drawer space, ladies!