There’s no question I’m spending a lot more time in my leggings these days given our current stay-at-home situation. They’re stretchy, comfortable, and the perfect option for working, lounging, Netflixing, running after my toddler, and attempting to do some virtual dance and yoga classes.
So since our leggings are getting a lot more action these days, we wanted to take take a deeper dive into the best tops to wear with them. Below, I’m sharing some of the coolest silhouettes that pair particularly well with your hardworking staple. From sporty sweatshirts to chic oversize button-downs, they'll unquestionably keep our leggings looking elevated and chic. And because we’re being more conscious of where and how we're spending right now, we’ve kept all our picks under $100. Read on for some fashion-forward legging-and-top pairings that just might inspire your next stay-at-home look.
1. Hoodies & Sweatshirts
A slightly oversize hoodie or sweatshirt leans into the sporty vibe of your leggings flawlessly—perfect for nailing a relaxed off-duty look. To take it a fashion step further, pair a trench coat or blazer over it.
2. Knit Cardigan
Knit cardigans (particularly slightly oversize silhouettes) add a cozy touch to sporty leggings—leaning into the popular "grandma" trend. While cropped knit cardigans (and cardigan sets) are definitely trending, a slightly longer length is easy to throw on over a tee or tank.
3. Poplin Blouse & Tunic
A breezy, effortless, non-restrictive poplin blouse or tunic is a chic way of elevating your leggings while still feeling altogether comfortable. The more voluminous, flowy silhouette balances the formfitting leggings.
5. Sports Bra & Cropped Top
If you're wearing high-waisted leggings, then a cropped top or sports bra looks seriously cute—especially one with unique and elevated details such as an asymmetric strap or ribbed knit fabric. Moreover, you'll be workout-ready.
6. Oversize Button-Down
A classic button-down adds instant polish to a pair of leggings—exuding an effortlessly chic look. Opt for a slightly oversize fit to contrast the slim-fitting leggings. For a cool-girl look, unbutton the bottom half of your shirt.
8. Tank Top
Fashion girls love their tank tops, and we've seen them styled in myriad ways with leggings on Instagram lately. Opt for tank tops with luxe details such as a high neckline or ribbed knit fabric.