What Tops Do You Wear With Leggings?

What Tops Do You Wear With Leggings?

Do you have several leggings in your closet but only wear them indoors? Then this article is for you.

We all know that leggings are one of the most comfortable clothing items. In fact, they are a much-loved staple that can be worn indoors, outdoors, and all season through.  

If you are wondering what tops do you wear with leggings? Today is your lucky day, and we shall describe the tops you can wear with leggings and look amazing. 

5 Tops to Wear With Leggings

Here are some fashion-forward leggings and top combos to inspire you, be warned, you may find yourself wearing leggings all year through. 

Let's dive in

1. Sweatshirts and Hoodies

sweatshirts and hoodie


You probably knew I was going to start here.

Yes, everyone who loves leggings knows this combo. In fact, this is a to-go look for everyone who owns some pair of leggings. 

The look is for comfort, for those days you want to look good but laid back. 

To look amazing in this, go for an oversized sweatshirt or hoodie and pair it with your sneakers. 

If you really want to look like you put some effort into your outfit, tuck the front part of your sweatshirt into your leggings.

2. Knit Cardigan

knit cardigans


Pairing your leggings with a knit cardigan is probably the second favorite look after the sweatshirt/hoodie combo. 

The look is leaning closer to the popular ‘grandma’ trend on TikTok. Here go for the longer cardigan to achieve that perfect style. 

Knit cardigans and tights are perfect for the cold weather. Wear knee-high boots and a scarf, and you are good to go.  In fact, this look is perfect for the Christmas season; remember to wear a hat to look more festive. 

3. Shirts

long shirts


Consider wearing your leggings with a long shirt to look more pleasant and elegant. Tight shirts will make you look too sexy unless that is the look you are going for.

A perfect way to wear this is to wear an oversized shirt, preferably a boyfriend shirt or a denim shirt, then button it down. Here you can wear a tight vest inside. 

Play around with colors and patterns here, do not be afraid to go all out, especially during summer, provided that your tights are plain in color. 

Here you can look a little bit more feminine, wear some pumps, put on some lipstick, and it won't hurt to add some flowers to your hair. 

4. Blouse and Tunic

With this outfit, you will look chic and feminine without much effort. To balance out your form-fitting leggings, wear a voluminous blouse or tunic. Not only will you look good, but you will also feel comfortable. 

Pair this with sandals to look elegant and delicate. However, if you are running errands, wear them with your favorite sneakers. 

If you want to take some inches off your body instantly, wear black tunics with black tights, this look will also make you look sexy. 

Animal print tunics are also an option here, and luckily, animal print is a fashion style that will never go out of style

5. T-Shirt

t-shirts and leggings


T-shirts are so versatile you can pair them with anything from skirts, trousers, shorts, and leggings. 

If you want to play safe, wear a plain white t-shirt, but here anything goes. Wear a t-shirt that suits your mood and taste. Any t-shirt will look good in plain leggings. 

Here, you can go for long t-shirts for a casual weekend look. 

If you want to take your look a notch higher, wear some statement earrings and cute wedges and put on makeup.

5. Cropped tops and hoodies 

crop top and leggings


We all know that cropped hoodies and tights are Kylie Jenner’s statement look, which could also be your look. 

If you have been working out and are dying to show your abs, this is the look for you. The combo will look perfect in sneakers. 

6. Shrug

Leggings can be worn as workout clothes. Ideally, you wear this with a sports bra. Sometimes you may want to throw on a top t, and the shrug is the best choice.

Athleisure is getting sleeker with time, and now it is almost a go-to addition to leggings. You can get short-sleeved or long-sleeved shrugs to wear with your leggings. You can even go for the 90’s inspired look to add some spice.

Leggings Do’s and Don’Ts

You can wear your leggings to any occasion; all you need to do is find the right top, and you are good to go. You can check out some cute tops at Essential Style Boutique that will look great with your leggings.

Leggings are easy, and you do not need to overthink your outfit choice when wearing them. But look out for these few things when considering your outfit choice.

 Layer Your Leggings

Leggings were meant to be worn as a base layer so that you can team it up with short summer dresses and tunic-style tops.

Play With Texture

Don't always wear cloth leggings; go for suede or faux leather sometimes to add some twist to your look.

Pair this with playful tops, including animal or flower prints. 

Don’t Wear Light-Colored or Skin Toned Leggings

You may be mistaken for naked legs if you go for skin-toned leggings. The look is also not flattering.

If you wear light-colored leggings, your underwear may show unless you have a longer top. 

Think About Footwear

To complete your look, think about the shoes you'll wear. Leggings are comfortable outfits, so you will never go wrong with comfortable trainers or flat boots. 

But depending on the top you select, sandals, heels, or wedges may look amazing on you. 

Final Word 

If you have been wondering what tops do you wear with leggings? We hope that you have found the style that is perfect for you. 

The beauty of leggings is that you do not need to overthink your choice of outfit because you will almost always look good with little effort.

Luckily for you,  Essential Style Boutique has many tops. You can buy some to pair with your favorite leggings