I got a request last week for a post on tops to wear with leggings, I’m assuming to sufficiently cover your ass, so here, for your shopping pleasure, are my favorites. Personally, the ones I wear most frequently are this one I’m wearing here, by T by Alexander Wang, my Sundry chambray top (seen here, similar cotton version), and my Madewell white cotton button-down.
This is my second white T by Alexander Wang long sleeve top (I accidentally dried the first one several years ago, and shrunk it, but I still wear it as a layer), and I really love it. Because I have hips, even the medium “sticks” a little around them, and doesn’t always hang perfectly, but that doesn’t bother me most of the time. Generally when I wear this, I’ll layer a long cardigan or jacket over top anyway, in which case it does a very nice job covering my front, as well as my back. The Everlane long sleeve ryan tee is an okay substitute for T by Alexander Wang if you size up, but it does fit differently and is thinner.
There are now myriad options of tunic tops and longer tops to wear with leggings; they always seem to come around in fall. Since I’m trying to find more organic cotton/eco-friendly/ethical options, most of what I featured below are from Rodale’s, one of my new favorite sites for eco-friendly clothing (try using code TAKE15 for 15% off). I love that they carry well-known brands like Eileen Fisher alongside New Zealand brand Kowtow (a new favorite of mine), and everything in between. CP Shades is an EXCELLENT high quality option for tunics and longer shirts, usually in linen, and of course Eileen Fisher has plenty of options.
1 CP Shades brit linen tee | $89 at Rodale’s
2 Kowtow organic cotton chambray top | $190 at Rodale’s
3 Kowtow building Block drape back top | $145 at Rodale’s, organic cotton, in white at The Dreslyn (use code SEPT15 for 15% off) – my FAVORITE. I ordered it 🙂
4 CP Shades Carine silk top | $195 at Rodale’s
5 Blue Canoe organic cotton/bamboo tunic | $78 at Rodale’s
6 CP Shades teton tunic | $175 at Rodale’s
More tunic/long shirts for leggings options, along with my favorite leggings by James Perse…What are your favorite tops to wear with leggings?