For most women, there are two options when it comes to building an off-duty outfit: jeans or leggings. Depending on where the day may take you, this simple choice serves as the jumping-off point for building the perfect look. Sure, leggings are the right choice if you're headed to the gym, and denim is the right pick for the more casual office, but there are times when it's not quite so clear which choice is the right one.
So what do you do on those days when you want to keep your options open? Below we're highlighting the five easy tops that work with both jeans and leggings. Trendsetters from Selena Gomez to Diane Kruger prove exactly how to pull off these five styles no matter which pants you're in the mood to slide into. Life can be tough, so let's make finding the perfect off-duty look seriously easy.
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Add a sporty piece like a bomber jacket to dress up a black tank and leggings.
On Cindy Bruna: Zac Posen coat.
Boots and a coat make a tank and jeans feel a bit more polished.
A simple knit tank is a wardrobe must-have.
The deep V is great for a night out with friends.
On Selena Gomez: Etnia Barcelona Verdi Sunglasses ($265); American Apparel denim button-down top; Kenneth Cole sneakers.
For a casual daytime look, tie a button-down at the waist and pair it with leggings and sneakers.
On Kirsten Dunst: Sonia Rykiel top and jeans.
Jeans and a button-down are a classic combination that works for any occasion.
This tied-up top is a little bit casual and a little bit fancy.
Tie it up for an even more summery look.
On Gigi Hadid: Vintage Rolling Stones cropped T-shirt.
For a more dressed-up legging look, pair a cropped top and finish with black boots.
Try relaxed jeans and a cropped tee for a weekend look that's cool but comfy.
This top would also go great with a pair of track pants.
Jeans and leggings are only the start of bottoms you could wear with this top.
Your workout look doesn't have to be boring. Pair a cute striped tank with leggings and running sneakers.
On Alessandra Ambrosio: Frame Le Flare de Francoise Jeans ($99, available in Medium Blue).
Mix things up and swap skinny jeans for flares.
This tee is a cool take on the basic.
At $10 a pop, we'll take one in every color.
On Taylor Marie Hill: Birkenstock Monterey Exquisite Leather Sandals in White ($225).
Just add Birkenstocks for a summery ensemble that's ideal for brunch or errands.
A tied-up tee looks instantly cool with sporty leggings and sneakers.
Not your average white T-shirt.
A tied-up top with no effort required.
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