When it comes to cold-weather staples, tights are as essential as sweaters. The difference? An entire section of your closet is dedicated to tops warm enough to brave chilly weather in, but there's probably only a pair or two of tights in your drawers.

Fall is a perfect time, though, to add quality tights to your collection (and possibly alternate your classic black opaque tights with some patterns).

See how ELLE’s Market Editor Justine Carreon styles four different pairs of Calzedonia tights. Whether you're here to make a statement (hello, polka dots) or you appreciate a more classic look, these tights elevate each outfit they're paired with.

Slits and high hems don't have to be tucked into a dark corner of your wardrobe in the winter. A chunky turtleneck sweater dress looks just as chic when paired with classic black cashmere tights.

Plus, this soft pair from Calzedonia is particularly slimming—it's made with a control top that enhances your figure.

With busy prints, opt for a pair of black opaque tights to balance things out. You'll stay comfortable and warm—these tights have an internal thermal effect and a soft, microfiber finish.

Calzedonia microfiber opaque tights, $9; Beaufile mini dress, $740; Cult Gaia boots, $458; Alexis Bittar earrings, $101.50

Fall isn't reserved strictly for dark tones and neutrals—even a pink skirt is seasonally-appropriate with sheer black tights. While you're at it, don't be afraid to pair sheer stockings with open-toe sandals. The trick? Find a pair without a seam, and even better—an invisible toe, like these Calzedonia tights.

If you're wearing mini polka-dot tights, allow them to make their statement. Pair with a belted open coat so your legs peek through, and go with a simple shoe to balance the patterned stockings.

Calzedonia polka dot tights, $15; Theory trench coat, $995; Beaufile blouse, $572; Manola Blahnik shoes, $985; Apples & Figs earrings, $247

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