Basic Tights first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2008 seen on Chattanooga blogger Snowshoe. She wore her red American Apparel thigh highs tights with a black American Apparel u neck, worn as shirt dress, gray pleated, mini, vintage skirt, and brown oxfords, vintage shoes. Since then, Basic Tights have grown in popularity as bloggers from Los Angeles, Toronto, and Omaha have discovered them. Popular brands of Basic Tights are Urban Outfitters, Primark, Forever 21, Target, and H&M.
There are currently 1034 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Basic Tights. Most recently, blogger StardustBohemian of stardustbohemian.com styled her crimson American Apparel opaque tights with a dark green American Apparel circle scarf scarf, black American Apparel pencil skirt skirt, and black American Apparel bustier top.