MOMMA KNOWS… what tops to wear with leggings

I recently did a post about the best leggings and how to wear them – but I wanted to do this follow up post with the best tops to wear with them.  This is a constant challenge – what tops to wear with leggings – trying to find something long enough and with enough volume to compliment the bottom without looking frumpy.  The two go -to tops to look for are tunic and oversized sweaters.  However, this is where things can start to get messy – always think about the overall silhouette – you don’t want to look like Dorothy from the Golden Girls or like a throw back from the 80′s.  The brilliant thing about this look is that it is so comfortable yet it can also be effortlessly chic and stylish as long as you know what tops to wear with leggings.  I wore leggings paired with oversized tops with blazers or sweaters throughout my pregnancy and you could barely tell I was pregnant until about 7 months in!  So there is the additional advantage that it can hide any extra padding you might have packed on during the holidays and it certainly helped me post baby to mask the non-baby weight!  These tops are versatile, chic and compliment the look of leggings or skinny jeans and can easily take you from the park to the office to the date feeling comfy but looking great!

10 Crosby Derek Lam tunic

10 Crosby St Derek Lam tunic $350


Asos sweater $72.60

Bella Dahl chambray top

Bella Dahl chambray top $128

Forever 21 sweater

Forever 21 sweater $24.80

Velvet tunic

Velvet tunic $95 (this might be better with a jegging)

Marc by marc jacobs tunic

Marc by Marc Jacobs tunic $278


BLK DNM top $75

wildfox sweater

Wildfox sweater $149

what top to wear with leggings

Warehouse cutout back top $72.60

Helmut Lang top

Helmut Lang top $125

forever 21 striped shirt

Forever 21 shirt $22.80

Splendid sweater

Splendid sweater $178

alexander wang top

Alexander Wang top $140

joie sweater

Joie sweater $298

forever 21 cutou top

Forever 21 cut-out back top $22.80

ella moss sweater

Ella Moss sweater $129

splendid tunic

Splendid tunic $88

banjo & Matilda sweater

Banjo & Matilda sweater $225

mink pink cutout heart sweater

Mink Pink cut-out heart sweater $70 *** I was on the fence about this one because it really is quite oversized but the party in the back makes me want it…

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