You can pair funky tights with a dress, or shorts & skirts from the Summer to stay warm and not have to pack away those favorite pieces from the sunny days. Here are a couple of places that have a great variety of looks that aren't just basic "tights."
Check out www.topshop.co.uk for fun footless tights in a variety of funky colors and designs. I bought a couple of great pairs while I was visiting in London. These tights add a punch to whatever you wear. Another fun boutique in the U.K. is www.missselfridge.co.uk, and they have more fun footless tights in a variety of colors.
These stockings are rather expensive...but, so worth it! Missoni teamed up with Wolford to create some fabulous stockings! These stockings are available on http://www.wolfordboutiquelondon.com/search.asp for 49 pounds.
For anyone who lives in New York City or visits, Century 21 has a great selection of tights from a variety of designers for AMAZING prices!
Check out all things TIGHTS at http://www.mytights.com/. This site has any style you can dream of and advice centered around tights...what more could you ask for!?
If you want to stand out in a crowd try these polkadot tights at Urban Outfitters! www.urbn.com
Just remember all things tights can help you transition into the fall with all of the pieces you love so that you have a year-round ensemble.