I have been asked a bunch of times about how I would wear my striped tights, as lots of people have them but aren't sure what to wear with them.
When it comes to something as loud as printed tights then there really isn't any sense in being apologetic about their loudness. It's out there so you'd be as well just going with it and rejoicing in their volume. So my opinion is celebrate them and wear them with colours, other patterns or interesting shapes. That's not to say they can't be worn with more subdued items, because of course they work equally well. I'm comfortable in either.
AA skirt; vintage bolero; DIY quilted peplum; Armani top; vintage shoes
Slightly paired down with AA skirt; Armani top; vintage shoes
DIY ruffle skirt; DIY elbow cuffs; bow top; All Saints shoes
Vintage blouse; Jovanna dress; AA dress; vintage bow shoes
The thing I found most tricky was the shoes. I don't have all that many non-strappy ones and they do tend to look better with simpler shoes, so I usually end up wearing these grey bow ones all the time.