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 1059 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Basic tights. Most recently, blogger aminta of amintaonline.com wore her blue We Love Colors tights with a navy Now I Style as skirt shirt, silver Now I Style shirt, and gold Sedania bag.