Leggings are some among the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe year round, but you do need to choose the right tops to achieve a streamlined and stylish look. As we transition into the warmer months, you’ll need to pick out some tunic tops, blouses and fitted tops that will accentuate your curves and still stay in line with the season’s hottest trends. If you live in a cooler climate, you can still get away with wearing leggings under a dress or a mini skirt for a couple of months. If you live in a warm and humid climate, stick with lightweight tops and cropped leggings this season.
Here are some essential do’s and don’ts for wearing leggings this spring:
Do wear longer, tunic-style shirts. From scoop neck tunic tops to v-neck tunic shirts, the tunic top is back in style for another season and is a great match for legging wearers. These loose and flowy styles are also super comfortable, and will soon become a staple of your spring wardrobe.
Don’t wear black leggings all season. Spring is the perfect time to switch things up in the color department, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and wear grey, khaki or military green leggings this season. You can even bring out the white after Memorial Day!
Do pair cropped leggings with a bright-colored shirt. If you’re ready to jump into spring with a bang, trade your full-length leggings for a cropped style and wear it with a bright and bold-colored shirt. A loose t-shirt, wraparound top or even a tunic-style tank top are all good matches for the cropped legging look this season.
Don’t wear pumps with leggings. Spring season calls for sandals and flats, so trade your Fall and winter-friendly pumps for some warm-weather shoes and sandals. If you want to add some height, try a pair of platform sandals or peep-toe slides to round out your look.
Do try a tie-belt top. If you want a more form-fitting look or something with a little more structure, wear a tie-belt blouse, shirt or tunic top paired with leggings. The belt will accentuate your waist and create the illusion of curves. It’s a great alternative to the looser tops and blouses you see this season, and can help you create the silhouette you want.
Don’t wear leggings with cutoff shorts. If temperatures are dropping and you feel the need to layer, stick with a pair of jeans or khaki pants. Don’t wear leggings with cutoff shorts or a mini denim skirt!
Do pair leggings with a cowl neck shirt or wraparound top. If you want to dress things up, wear a simple pair of leggings with a stylish cowl neck shirt or a fitted wraparound top. Throw on some coordinating accessories for a chic, pulled-together look this season.
Don’t wear leggings with skin tight tops. Avoid wearing tight, form-fitting tees and tops with leggings and stick with looser styles on top for a more balanced look. Wearing super tight clothes from head to toe isn’t always the best look – even if you have a model-perfect body.
Do stay warm with long cardigans and sweaters. If you’re still dealing with a few cool and chilly days this spring, stay warm with a longer cardigan or sweater that ends at mid-thigh or below the hips. Wear this with a thick belt for a more formal look, or layer with a coordinating tank top or shirt underneath.
Leggings are a great fit for your spring wardrobe, but there are some fashion do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when picking out coordinating tops. Use these tips and ideas to build out your spring wardrobe in style.