MOMMA KNOWS… tops and tunics to wear with leggings


A look back at some of the right ways to wear leggings – an oversized sweater, a great tunic or long top that keeps you appropriately covered and looking great!

I covered leggings a few days ago, now its time to talk about the perfect tops and tunics to cover them!  Everything from oversized knits to blousy tunics and tops work perfectly provided the crotch and bum are covered!  If there are no pocket or zippers keep that area concealed with a longer length top.  Tops and tunics need to also have more volume if paired with leggings – its all about balancing the silhouette – so since the bottom are slim keep the upper half a bit bigger – this doesn’t have to mean huge – it can still be tailored nicely to the body (for example longer top with a fitted blazer) but just provided you’re not pairing skin tight with skin tight.  I said it a few days ago – leggings are not pants and must be treated as so – so choosing the appropriate tops and tunics to wear with them is key to pulling off the look…  Also, these aren’t your 80′s leggings so while you might go with an oversized knit on top make sure you’re not also pairing them with chunky socks on the bottom – a fabulous little boot (motorcycle or ankle) is ultra cool and modern.  Check out some of my favorite tops and tunics to pair with your beloved leggings and look fabulous this winter!

Rag & Bone sweater

Rag & Bone sweater $495

Helmut Lang top

Helmut Lang top $310

Riller & Fount tunic

Riller & Fount tunic $187

Free People tunic

Free People tunic $68

Donna Karan cashmere sweater

Donna Karan cashmere sweater $1095

Intermix top

Intermix top $255

Free People sweater

Free People sweater $128

Asos top

Asks top $60.64

R13 oversized shirt

R13 oversized shirt $495

Christopher Fisher turtleneck

Christopher Fisher turtleneck $268

Bella Dahl blouse

Bella Dahl blouse $128

Forever 21 tank

Forever 21 tank $15.90

Valentino tunic

Valentino tunic $1890

Band of Outsiders top

Band of Outsiders top $395

Derek Lam top

Derek Lam top $105


BLK DNM top $75

Duffy cashmere sweater

Duffy cashmere sweater $350

Vince shirt

Vince shirt $198

Monki top

Monti top $47.38

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