17 Shirts That Go Well With Leggings

by Pratima Ati

I’m always looking for excuses to wear leggings. Actually, I wear them even when I don’t find one.

I own 15 pairs of leggings in all colors and prints, and I have lost count of the number of black leggings I own. I inevitably end up buying new ones and investing a significant percentage of my salary into getting other pieces to style them into exciting outfits.

Leggings are the new jeans. Versatile. Functional. Chic. Comfortable. To back my claim here, I have listed out a few outfit ideas with leggings and tops. So, check out these 17 cute tops that go well with leggings.

17 Shirts That Go Well With Your Leggings

Gone are the days when leggings were only worn with baggy T-shirts. And, gone are the days when leggings were just black and long. Leather, printed, lace, fleece, capris…the list goes on. The part is you can wear them with shirts, crop tops, leather jackets, hoodies, sweaters, and so much more! To help style your outfit, we have put together a list of tops that look incredibly cute over leggings. Take a look!

1. Long Georgette Top With Black Leggings


If your natural pick for this top is black skinny jeans, hold on and try it with a pair of leggings. Since they don’t bunch around your waist the way denim does, they keep the fit of the top intact and create a flattering silhouette. Add a thick waist belt, pumps, and a cross body bag to get party-ready!

2. High-Rise Colored Leggings With A Hoodie

We have learned a thing or two from Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid, haven’t we? They practically live in leggings and hoodies, and you can too. Choose colors that pop instead of the usual neutrals.

3. Monochromatic Look With Leggings

Try the effortless but chic monochrome look with black leggings. Break the narrow silhouette with tan combat boots and get ready for people stealing glances at you.

4. Silk Blouse With Leather Leggings

Leggings are probably not the first thing you reach for when you walk around your closet with a silk blouse in hand. But a flattering top like this deserves nothing less than these ultra-hot leather leggings. Wear ankle length booties and a black side body bag, put on a pair of hoops, and style your hair in beachy waves.

5. Crop Top And Leggings

I think we can all agree that the only acceptable bottoms in summer are leggings. I’m talking about the soft and breathable kind that come with a thick waistband, don’t ride up, and can be paired with racer back or tank tops.

6. Bomber Jacket And Fleece Leggings

Tame the puffiness of a bomber jacket with the svelte silhouette of leggings. Add ankle-length boots to this equation to balance out the contrasting pieces perfectly.

7. Denim Jacket And Black Leggings

You can deal with a denim jacket in two ways. One is, of course, by throwing it on over a tank top and black leggings. It looks great. The second way is to create layers and raise the oomph with a crop top. Trust me, it makes quite a difference. A white crop top, a cropped denim jacket (sleeveless or otherwise), and white sneakers are the way to go.

8. Checkered Jersey Leggings And Leather Jacket

Checks have made their way into leggings too. This androgynous pattern is an interesting choice to look stylish with almost no effort. Put the jeggings on the scaffold and throw on either a black T-shirt, a tube, or even a bralette. Finish it off with a leather jacket to create an edgy look. Ankle boots will look great with this outfit.

9. Abstract Leggings And Tie Top

Abstract print leggings are a level above your usual floral printed ones. They are usually pretty mellow and not too over the top. So, stick to the print and keep the top simple. Try a plain black top that ties in the front to amp it up a bit.

10. Sculpted High-Waisted Leggings And Sweater

Sculpted high-waisted leggings let you show off your calves, butt, curves, and everything else you have worked on, even in winter. Pair them with oversized, embellished, or high low sweaters. Boots of all lengths go well with this outfit.

11. Animal Print Leggings And Crew Neck Top

Channel your inner fashionista with these animal print leggings and crew neck top. A sleeveless or halter top will also look great with these leggings. Wear sneakers, put your hair up in a bun, throw on a pair of hoops, and put on some brown lipstick to complete this look.

12. Flannel Shirt And Leggings


Flannel or plaid shirts with leggings are a big trend. It started in the ‘90s, and we have not looked back ever since. You can tie the flannel at your waist or wear it as a layer. It can be worn by itself over leggings as well.

13. Printed Leggings And Graphic T-Shirt

We have seen abstract prints, animal prints, and some bold colors. These leggings bring them all together. Wear them with a graphic T-shirt, tuck it in, and put on a pair of kitten heels and angular glasses to channel your inner badass.

14. High-Low Top And Leather Leggings

The fashion police are paranoid about visible panty lines and resist the idea of wearing short tops with leggings. A high-low top is a perfect way to beat that. Also, you don’t have to worry about panty lines with leather, jersey, and fleece leggings. Be wary of the camel toe, though!

15. Long sleeve Shirt And Leggings

Loosely tuck a long-sleeved linen or cotton shirt into your leggings, put on a pair of ankle-strap sandals, and strut around like you own the world. If you carry this look off confidently, you probably do!

16. Maternity Leggings And Flowy Top

Hello there, baby mama! We know that, at this point, leggings are all that you live in. Ditch your usual oversized shirts, sweaters, hoodies, and boyfriend T-shirts for flowy tops like these. Flaunt that bump!

17. All-Black Party Wear Leggings And Shirt

Who said you can’t go to a party in leggings? Take a good look at this outfit to see how wrong they are. This tie-up top and leggings look is especially great for clubbing.

I’ll now excuse you, so you can rush out and buy more leggings and tops to go with them. What is your go-to style when it comes to leggings? Let us know by dropping a message in the comments section below.

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Pratima Ati

After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.