Pairing tights and socks with sandals... are you crazy? Maybe I am, but designers have been sending this look down the runways for seasons now and it's a great way to get out of a winter boot rut! Besides, black opaques go from basic to killer when worn with seriously aggressive platforms and mini skirt. Looking to make your sandals look even more cozy? Try textured tights, like a fine ribbed wool pair. For evening, experiment with semi-sheer tights or ones with a slight pattern like swiss dots. Stay out of granny territory by avoiding anything too sheer or nude. Whatever you choose, keep the shoes and the tights in the same color family to create the illusion of one long line. Whether it's all blacks or all electric blue is up too you! Once the weather starts to turn a bit milder, try swapping out tights for socks. Burberry Prorsum and Rochas showed models wearing scrunched down socks with sandals. Keep the socks and the shoes a nude or beige color to keep from shortening your leg too much. Now that you've got the legwear down, you can't just throw on any old sandal. Opt for tall, chunky heeled or platform sandals; you'll need them to balance out the heft of the tights. Anything too strappy and delicate will be overwhelmed. Check out the slideshow for some shoes and tights perfect for this transitional look!