RED Hearts: Perfect Fall Tights

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today.

Today's RED Hearts post is from Maya Popa, 21, reporting from New York, NY, who writes about her love for the fall accessory of the moment:

Tights. They make us giddy when worn by men. (Robin Hood would be a shadow of himself without them). They spare us from having to dig for matching socks.

While putting them on may have been my least favorite part of ballet lessons growing up, they saved my poor legs -- probably those of every student in my all-girls school -- from permanent numbness through long New York winters of short pleated uniform skirts.

Every back-to-school season, my go-to brand for tights is HUE, whose new collaboration with Milly walks a perfect line (and runway) between practical and luxurious, durable and unmistakably fashion-forward. Favorites include the classic black with tiny gunmetal studs (shown) -- for just the right suggestion of biker-chic this fall -- striped silk sheers and the cozy staple thick, cable-knit gray tights for when things get cooler.

And, of course, solid opaque black tights make any dress of dangerous length a little less risque.

  RED Hearts guest poster Maya Popa is an author of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today, now available in paperback