Whether you’re layering against the chill or trying to glam up your look, the right hosiery can help you master winter dressing. It isn’t just about finding the right shade anymore, it’s about playful combinations of socks, tights and leggings to create a dimensional and textured style both for the weekend and the workday.

How to Wear Hosiery Now

Nordstrom Fashion Office Women’s Accessories and Specialized Director Shannon Schafer gives us the lowdown on how to wear the latest statement-making pairs.


When it comes to layering, the key is to mix textures and tones: sheer with solid, ribbed with smooth, prints with plain.

Hosiery layered with socks

“There are no more rules—you can put texture with texture, knee sock over sheer hosiery…anything goes,” Schafer says.


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Lead with Your Legs

One of the best parts about colder weather? It’s the excuse to get those cute tights you’ve been eyeing since August, or show off those superfun socks with your boots! Whether it’s gold brocade or shimmery herringbone, hosiery does double duty in keeping you stylishly warm. Get ready to do some power walking.

Spot on: SPANX ‘Dotted Lines’ Shaping Tights

Fancy free: Hue Foil Brocade Leggings

Let it shine: Lyssé Sequin Stripe Control Top Ponte Leggings

Zig or zag: Hue ‘Shimmer Herringbone’ Tights

Check out our trend lookbook for more styles and how to wear them.

—Kristyn Asseff


Deck Your Legs for the Holidays

Nothing says holiday like festive stockings adorning a fireplace mantel, right? This year, our window designers at the Nordstrom Seattle flagship store put their own spin on what to do with decorative stockings—why, flaunt them, of course!

From bold patterns to high shine, these stockings were made for glitzing up your legs during this chilly time of year—so make sure they’re seen.

Get this center look and add some shine to your winter style statement.
Pretty Polly Embellished Tights (Nordstrom Exclusive) | Sam Edelman ‘Pryce’ Pump
Joie ‘Tesla’ Lace Dress | Sondra Roberts Sequin Pouch | Ariella Collection Cocktail Ring
Cara Accessories Small Crystal Cuff

Find more fun hosiery options for every cold-weather occasion!