Spotted on the runways at Isabel Marant, Hermès, Gucci and Miu Miu, it was only a matter of time before red tights became a ‘thing’. Like the influx of silver trousers, it’s time to make way for the latest leg trend sweeping social media…

There’s no hiding from the current obsession with all things red; from dresses to knitwear and now to tights and socks. The colour packs a punch, making it the perfect winter shade to lift classic black, grey or navy outfits. Mind you, throwing on a scarlet sweater is one thing, stepping out in tomato-hued deniers is another. It takes confidence, but, wow, does it make an impact.

Paired with black, crimson red tights look less indie and more chic; think French girl sophistication. However, top-to-toe rouje is so very fashion. No mistake, this is not for shrinking violets, but worn right (see influencers Alice and Hannah aka @BelleandBunty) this kind of colour blocking is spectacular.

The style set has been heading to the likes of Calzedonia, Falke and Tabio to dress their legs, but John Lewis and Next are also serving up their own edit of fiery stockings. So while this was originally a bit of a scary catwalk trend, it now seems fun and a delicious way to inject some personality into our winter wardrobes.

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Or, perhaps you’re more of a socks girl…

Whatever Hailey Bieber wears becomes a sell-out trend. She just wore red rocks…

While the colder months would suggest cosying up in 80 deniers, many of us prefer throwing on jeans and a toasty pair of socks. Plus, it’s a more subtle take on the boldness of red tights. I’ve long been a fan of a colourful sock, but it’s very much trending in fashion influencer circles.

Cos has a gorgeous cashmere pair, while Le Bon Shoppe offers a few retro iterations. For something a little more preppy, you know you can rely on Ralph Lauren; for of-the-moment style, check out knitwear label, Guest In Residence. With Gigi Hadid as its Creative Director, you can expect amazing quality and gorgeous colour combinations, including, of course, pink and red.

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