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10 Tops That Were Made For Leggings

September 16, 2019

By:

Erin Schrader

The age old question: are leggings pants? Good question. Gooooood question. While we may never know the answer, what we do know is that I’ll be wearing them almost every day this Fall and Winter. And if that makes them pants, then pants they are! Either way, we know that leggings become a staple in many women’s closets as soon as the first leaf hits the ground and don’t get put away until we’re swapping them out for swimsuits again. That’s a lot of legging time!

I get a lot of requests for tops that are great to wear with leggings, and for good reason! While it may be called a tunic or seem like it’s a bit longer, we need to know one thing- does it actually cover the rear? I’ve pulled together ten tops that are are practically made for leggings. With a combination of tanks, long sleeves, sweaters, and ponchos, there’s something for every closet!

Aerie Oversized Sunday Soft Turtleneck [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // born Uchee Knee High Boot

I can’t get enough of the Aerie sweaters and sweatshirts that are made specifically for leggings- like this one! They take cozy to a new level!

Daily Ritual Women’s Supersoft Terry Long-Sleeve Shirt with Shirttail Hem [size up if in between, wearing in small]//  Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // born Uchee Knee High Boot

This top is one of my favorite layering tops for Fall, but as seen here, you can also wear it alone! And for only $28, you can afford to snag it in a few colors!

Goodthreads Women’s Cotton Half-Cardigan Stitch Deep V-Neck Sweater [size down if in between, wearing in XS]// Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Find Mary Jane Pump

Caslon® Chambray Shirt [size down if in between, wearing in XS]// Caslon® Fluffy Cardigan  [size down if in between, wearing in XS]// Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Sam Edelman Hiltin Knee High Boot

Chambray always makes me feel like I need to get straight to a country concert [reminder- need to find a concert to go to ASAP]. Since I can wear this top with leggings, you know I’d have plenty of flexibility for dancing the night away to my favorite tunes!

LOFT Mock Neck Tunic Shell [size down if in between, wearing in XS]// Blank NYC  Onto the Next Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket [true to size] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Find Mary Jane Pump

This tank top is the perfect top for those nights out where you want to throw on a faux leather jacket and some heels and hit the town! It’s lightweight, not sheer, and has the cutest zipper detail up the back!

Express Strappy Circle Hem Tunic Sweater [size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Vince Camuto Sashala Pointed Toe Bootie

Kris Kross will make you jump jump!!… I really need to get back to focus on my rap career… not! For now, I’ll keep my criss cross-ing to my sweaters, like this one! It’s nice and lightweight with a fun circle hem!

Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt [true to size, wearing in XS] // Lightweight Diamond-Quilted Zip-Front Vest for Women  [true to size] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // born Uchee Knee High Boot

You didn’t think I’d forget about plaid, did you? Not a chance [especially if you see how much we’re loving plaid this season over here]. As soon as I saw a plaid tunic that was long enough for leggings, I knew I had to scoop it up! Throw on a vest, and you’re ready for a day at the pumpkin patch!

L.L.Bean Signature Mock-Neck Waffle Tunic [true to size, wearing in XS] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] //Sam Edelman Hiltin Knee High Boot

A few of my favorite things include: waffle knit, legging friendly,  fun zipper details, and mock neck sweaters. So it looks like I may have just found my new go-to top since it checks all those boxes!

LOFT Leopard Print Reversible Poncho [true to size, wearing in XS]// Daily Ritual Women’s Long-Sleeve Split-Hem Tunic [size up if in between, wearing in small] //Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Vince Camuto Sashala Pointed Toe Bootie

Leopard print is usually my favorite neutral, but in this case it is the piece that makes this outfit pop! I love the twist on traditional leopard in black and grey. Plus, this poncho is reversible to show the spots in the opposite color! I’m calling that a two-for one deal!

LOFT Belted Knit Wrap [true to size, wearing in XS] // Daily Ritual Women’s Long-Sleeve Split-Hem Tunic [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Find Mary Jane Pump

Last but not least, we’re wrapping [ha, ha] things up with this wrap top! This is one of the more dressy ways you can pair a top with leggings, and is a great look for a date night out or holidays this Fall and Winter!

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