We’ve already talked about our favorite legging outfits in our last post, but today it’s all about leather leggings.
Finding the right tops to pair with leather leggings can be tricky, as you want to balance the tightness and texture of the leggings with the style and fit of the tops.
In this article, we will show you some of the best tops to wear with leather leggings and how to style them for a chic and sophisticated look.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy, casual, or classy look, we have you covered:
Let’s start with some styling tips:
- Balance Texture: Leather leggings have a sleek and often shiny texture. To create balance, pair them with a top that has a contrasting texture. For example, a chunky knit sweater, a silky blouse, or a soft cashmere pullover can all work well.
- Length Matters: Leather leggings can be quite form-fitting, so consider the length of your top. Longer tops, like tunic-length sweaters or oversized shirts, can provide more coverage and balance out the look.
- Play with Proportions: Experiment with proportions to create a visually appealing outfit. If your leggings are tight and fitted, try an oversized or flowy top to create contrast. Conversely, if you have looser leather pants, a more fitted top can be flattering.
- Choose the Right Color: Leather leggings often come in classic black, but you can find them in various colors. Consider the color of your leggings when choosing a top. Black leggings are versatile and can go with almost any color, while colorful or metallic leggings may require a more neutral top.
- Accessorize Thoughtfully: Accessories can elevate your outfit. Consider adding a statement belt, layered necklaces, or a stylish handbag to enhance your overall look.
- Experiment with Necklines: Different necklines can change the feel of your outfit. Try pairing leather leggings with tops featuring various necklines, such as V-necks, boatnecks, off-the-shoulder, or turtlenecks, depending on the look you want to achieve.
- Footwear Matters: Your choice of shoes can impact your overall outfit. Leather leggings can be paired with heels or ankle boots for a more dressed-up look, or sneakers and casual flats for a more relaxed style. Here are some of the best designer shoe brands for you to try.
- Consider Occasion: Think about where you’re wearing this outfit. Leather leggings can work for casual outings, nights out, or even semi-formal events. Choose your top accordingly to suit the occasion.
- Layering: Don’t be afraid to layer. Adding a jacket, blazer, or cardigan can add depth and style to your outfit. A leather or denim jacket can create a cool, edgy look, while a tailored blazer can make it more sophisticated.
- Comfort is Key: Make sure you feel comfortable in your outfit. Leather leggings can be snug, so choose a top that allows you to move freely and feel confident.
- Be mindful of the weather: Leather leggings can get hot in warm weather, so consider the temperature when planning your outfit. In colder weather, you can layer with a cozy sweater or jacket.
- Consider the color: Leather leggings are available in various colors, not just black. Experiment with different shades to see which one suits your style best.
- Choose the right underwear: To avoid visible panty lines, opt for seamless or thong underwear when wearing leather leggings.
- Care and maintenance: Leather leggings require special care. Always follow the care instructions on the label. Typically, they should be professionally cleaned rather than machine-washed.
Remember that personal style plays a significant role in fashion choices. These tips are meant to provide some guidance, but ultimately, the most important thing is feeling comfortable and confident in your outfit.
Experiment, have fun, and find a combination that suits your unique style and body type.
What to Wear with Leather Leggings?
Now, let’s take a look at some outfit ideas:
1. With a pullover for a sporty look
Love the sporty vibe of this outfit – if you’re going out grocery shopping or to grab a cup of coffee, this is how you look effortlessly chic.
2. With a tank top and blazer
For a modest and professional look, pair straight leather pants with a tank top and layer it with a plaid blazer. It is a really simple outfit that you can easily put together with minimal effort.
3. With a sweater or cardigan
A sweater or cardigan is a cozy and chic choice with leather leggings. It can add warmth and texture to your outfit, while leather leggings balance the look with an edge and sleekness.
To style it in an elegant, slimming silhouette, go with a monochrome look or pair the leggings with an oversized, chunky sweater for a more casual outfit.
I highly recommend this Ivory mock neck sweater. It is perfect for a day out and can be paired with any colored pants or leggings.
4. Graphic tees
For a more fun and trendy casual look, graphic tees can be your go-to option. They add some personality and flair to your outfit. Style your leggings with an edgy, band-themed graphic tee for a cool look.
You can also choose other themed tees with playful colors to give a girly touch to your outfit. To make this look more polished, top it off with a blazer or cardigan.
We recommend this quirky graphic tee with many playful images on the back and front. The graphics are available in several colors, like red, blue, and beige. And the crisp white base makes it perfect for a casual day.
A tunic is a very flattering choice to pair with leggings. It’s versatile and comfortable and will give you a cozy yet stylish look. This top is especially good for you if you are conscious about wearing tight leggings. The length of a tunic can give you some coverage while still making you look chic.
You can choose a monochrome look and go with matching leggings and tunic, or pair a knit tunic with leather leggings for a warm and casual look.
To make the outfit more fun, go with some trendy patterns like plaid or floral.
Striped tunics are in style, and I recommend this classic gray and white one. It’s flowy, breezy, and can be paired perfectly with white leather leggings.
6. Floral blouse for party wear
A floral blouse is a feminine and elegant choice to wear with leather leggings. Flowy blouses are trending because they’re versatile, comfortable, and can be styled in different ways.
Go for a boho look with a floral or paisley-print blouse and leather leggings.
This is a colorful and playful way to add some pattern and texture to your outfit. You can also choose a white or cream blouse for a classic and refined look.
This is perfect for parties and even for the office or a formal event when you want to look polished and professional.
Our style recommendation is to invest in this funky multicolored blouse. It’s flowy, fun, and great for a party weekend or to wear to a concert.
7. Off-shoulder top for date night
An off-the-shoulder top is a romantic and trendy choice to pair with leather leggings, as they add a feminine and elegant charm.
You can layer a leather or denim jacket over an off-the-shoulder top for an edgy and cool look.
This is a great way to add some contrast and warmth to your outfit while still showing off your leather leggings. Alternatively, you can go for the classic white or black off-shoulder for a refined, professional look.
This highly affordable off-shoulder top is made from pure cotton and is very versatile as well. It is crisp white, so you have multiple options to pair it with. You can style it for both brunch and a night out.
Peplum tops are a great choice to pair with leather leggings because they create a flattering silhouette that accentuates your curves and adds some femininity to your outfit. They have a fitted bodice and a flared hem that can hide any problem areas and make you look slimmer and taller.
One way to style this top is to pair a floral peplum top with black leather leggings for a romantic and boho look.
You can accessorize with some brown boots and a brown hat for a casual day out. Try a leopard print peplum top with black leather leggings for a wild and edgy look. Accessorize with some gold jewelry and a gold belt for a statement look.
We recommend this classic black peplum top, which gives you a wide choice of styling options. You can wear this for both day and night events. Just add some accessories to make it pop.
9. With poncho for birthday parties
Ponchos are a timeless choice to pair with leather leggings because they create a flattering contrast between the loose and the fitted, the boho and the edgy, the cozy and the sleek. This is another great choice for those who want more coverage with leggings.
You can pair a knit poncho with leather leggings to style it for a warm and casual look. This is perfect for the colder months when you want to stay cozy and comfortable. Alternatively, wear a monochrome look with a black poncho and leather leggings. This is a simple and sleek way to create a slim silhouette and make a statement.
You can also layer a belt over a poncho for a sophisticated and polished look. This is a great way to add some shape and definition to your outfit.
We specifically recommend investing in this flowy poncho blouse. It has a unique print and very calming vibes, so you can wear it at home or for a casual day out. It is available in multiple colors.
10. With lace top for girls night out
A lace top is a delicate and feminine choice to wear with leather leggings. They have a romantic elegance and add just the right amount of texture to your outfit. To style your leggings with a lace top, go for a boho look with a floral or paisley-print lace top. This is a colorful and playful way to add some pattern and texture to your outfit.
You can also pair a white or cream lace top with leggings for a classic and refined look. This is perfect for the office or a formal event when you want to look polished and professional. Another way to style it is to add a leather or denim jacket over the top for an edgy and cool look.
This is a classic navy lace top and we highly recommend it for your upgraded wardrobe. A navy blue lace top is versatile and, paired with leather leggings, will suffice for multiple occasions.
11. With bodysuits for clubbing
Bodysuits are one-piece garments that fit snugly on your body and can be worn as tops. They are great to pair with leather leggings because they create a smooth and seamless look that accentuates your curves.
They are versatile and can be styled in a number of ways. For example, go for a glam look with a sequin or metallic bodysuit and leather leggings. This is a dazzling and festive way to add some shine and glitz to your outfit. Accessorize with some statement jewelry and heels, and hit the party.
You can also pair a floral or pastel bodysuit with leather leggings for a romantic and girly look. This is perfect for the spring or summer seasons when you want to add some color and pattern to your outfit.
We recommend this neutral brown bodysuit with your leather leggings. Throw on a leather jacket, and you have the perfect outfit for a night out.
12. Knitted Vests
Knit vests are sleeveless sweaters that can be worn over other tops for a layered and stylish look. They are great to pair with leather leggings because they add some warmth and texture to your outfit.
One way to style them is to pair a cropped or fitted knit vest with leather leggings for a trendy look. This is perfect for a club or a party. You can choose a knit vest with some details like lace, sequins, or cutouts to add some glamor. Layer a bralette or a bandeau under the vest for a daring look, or a tank top or a cami for a modest look.
Alternatively, go for a preppy look with a plaid knit vest. This is a classic and chic way to add some pattern and color to your outfit. You can layer a white button-down shirt under the vest for a polished look, or a turtleneck sweater for a cozy look.
Turtlenecks are a cozy and classic choice to wear with leather leggings. They instantly give your outfit sophistication and a polished look.
Go for a timeless monochrome look, such as a black turtleneck with black leggings. Accessorize with some boots and a faux fur coat, and you are ready.
But if you are feeling more funky, style your leggings with a neon or graphic turtleneck. This adds instant energy and flair to your look. Top it off with a hoodie or a bomber jacket for a casual vibe.
We recommend this nude turtleneck for this season’s wardrobe. It is a versatile color paired with the right leggings, gives you an evergreen look you can wear anywhere.