Spring Outfits with Black Leggings + TONS of Long Tops for Leggings

Spring Outfits With Leggings

Earlier this week I posted building blocks for spring athleisure style, and today we’re continuing in that vein talking about spring outfits with leggings!  Plus, I’ve got a TON of long tops you can wear with leggings this spring!

Spring Outfits With Leggings

My Favorite Leggings
I’ve talked about these before, but until about a year and a half ago, I was more opposed to leggings than not, unless I was wearing them under dresses or around the house.  All the pairs I’d tried were cheap and also pretty thin.  Then, I saw several people raving about a particular pair of Zella leggings.  They were over twice as much as I’d ever paid for leggings, but I decided to try them because free shipping and free returns were available.  So, why the heck not?

The Zella leggings have been worth every penny!  They’re a high waisted pair with a wide waistband, both of which I thought I’d hate, but it turns out those features make them even more awesome.  The high waist keeps them up, and they never slip down.  I’ve both walked around in them all day as well as run 2-3 miles in them, and I never have to pull them up.  (And I’m comparing that to another pair of Zella leggings that aren’t high waist that I do have to pull up sometimes!)  The wide waistband lays flat against my stomach, which is not only flattering but is more comfortable than having a thinner waistband digging into your midsection.  They are thick and opaque, unlike the cheaper, thinner leggings I’d always owned in the past.  Plus, they’re made for working out so they have some compression, which makes me feel way more secure in them in addition to them already being thick and opaque.

You can find the Zella leggings HERE.  I wear size M.

Okay, now after all that talk about my favorite leggings, ummmmm….I’m not wearing them in any of the pics below because I’m too pregnant to wear them. 😆  But I thought you needed to know about them!  The maternity pair I’m wearing in today’s pics are also thick and opaque, but they constantly slide down, so I won’t talk further about them.  I MISS MY ZELLA LEGGINGS!  I also miss my non-maternity jeans, but that’s enough complaining from me.  Let’s get onto the outfits!


Blush Cardigan + Black Leggings + Striped Tee + Black Bucket BagStriped Tee + Leggings + Bucket Bag + White Sneakers + Blush Cardigan Striped Tee + Blush Cardi + Bucket Bag + Statement Earrings

Striped Tee + Springy Completer Piece (Denim Jacket, Utility Jacket, or Light Oversized Cardigan)
A striped tee with leggings is always a winner.  You could pair it with a denim jacket or utility jacket for more length, but I threw on a springy colored cardigan instead.

Shop for the Look:
Tee: H&M (similar, similar, similar maternity)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (exact–wearing XS, similar, similar)
Leggings: Target Maternity (my favorite NON-maternity–I wear size M; exact–wearing size S)
Shoes: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 8.5)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)


Cross hem sweatshirt + leggings + white sneakers + cognac bag Leggings + Cross Hem Sweatshirt + White Sneakers + Cognac BagBlack Leggings + Cross Hem Sweatshirt + Cognac Tote + Nike SneakersMaternity Athleisure: Cross Hem Sweatshirt + Black Leggings + Tote

Cute Sweatshirt w/ Interesting Details
A cute sweatshirt with leggings makes for an effortless and super comfortable outfit.  The sweatshirt can be really simple, but it helps if it has at least one interesting detail that makes it stand apart from a regular old sweatshirt.  In this case, the cross-hem gives it that little oomph.

This is the Kohl’s sweatshirt tunic that I’ve been talking a lot about on Facebook and Instagram.  This is *not* a maternity sweatshirt, but these pics were taken at 29 weeks pregnant.  I love this sweatshirt and own it in lavender as well, which is sooo pretty for spring!  It comes in 6 colors and can be found on major sale at various times.  Like, over this past weekend it was $15.99!  If you want to catch it on sale, follow me on Facebook or Instastories.  I wear this in size S and would wear that size while not pregnant as well.  See the colors HERE.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Leggings: Target Maternity (my favorite NON-maternity–I wear size M; exact–wearing size S)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 8.5)


Black Leggings + Black Long Sleeve Top + Cognac Tote + White SneakersBlack V-Neck + Leggings + Cognac Tote + White Sneakers Cognac Tote + White Sneakers + Black Leggings + Black Tee

All Black + White Sneakers
I’m hesitant to wear all black like this in the spring when it *feels* like you should be wearing brighter colors.  But I think white sneakers and white earrings really help “lift” the dark outfit.

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size S)
Leggings: Target Maternity (my favorite NON-maternity–I wear size M; exact–wearing size S)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 8.5)


Pink Graphic Tee + Statement Earrings + Black Leggings + White Sneakers + White BagGraphic Tee + Black Leggings + Small Bag + Sneakers Graphic Tee + Black Leggings + Statement Earrings + Jean Jacket

Colorful Tee + Denim Jacket
I mentioned this in the Athleisure Building Blocks post, but you can tie a denim jacket around your waist not simply because it’s warm and you don’t want to hold it anymore, but also as an accessory or style.  It can give outfits some more visual interest, help provide definition, or provide more coverage around your rear if your top isn’t doing the job or your leggings aren’t that thick.

Shop for the Look:
Top: Nordstrom (similar options–top above sold out, link takes you to many pink tee options)
Jacket: Old Navy (similarsimilar)
Leggings: Target Maternity (my favorite NON-maternity–I wear size M; exact–wearing size S)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Shoes: Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 8.5)



Even though my favorite Zella leggings are thick and opaque, and even though they have compression which makes them pretty flattering, overall I still like to have my rear at least mostly covered while in them for everyday casual activities.

Below I’ve rounded up a ton of tops that are 28″ or longer.  That should be long enough for *most* women and probably too long for petites.  Measure your own torso to see what your preferred length is.  Most of these sites have the length listed in the product description.  Also, almost all of these are between $15-$26 and from Kohl’s, Old Navy, ModCloth, or Nordstrom.  They also come in many, manyyyyy colors that aren’t shown in the collage below.

Long Tops to Wear With Leggings in the Spring

Shop the Items:
one  |  two  |  three  |  four
five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight
nine  |  ten  |  eleven
twelve through fifteen
sixteen  |  seventeen  |  eighteen  |  nineteen

P.S. Registration is open for the PMT Spring Challenge!  Join HERE!  The refund period ends Wednesday, March 21st, so come check it out risk free!

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  • Reply
    Felicity Phillips
    March 15, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Absolutely in love with the striped shirt and all black! Such cute outfits! Leggings seriously are the best.

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

  • Reply
    Jill Toney
    March 15, 2018 at 9:58 am

    I love that cross over hem tunic from Kohl’s! Bought after seeing it on a previous post and it’s in heavy rotation right now for my casual outfits.

  • Reply
    March 15, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Re: Maternity leggings – I also LOVE the zella leggings, the best pair I’ve found for maternity is the Ingrid and Isabel cross over panel – stays up all day and scoops down in the back so doesn’t feel as constricting as the traditional full panel. https://www.amazon.com/Ingrid-Isabel-Maternity-Legging-Crossover/dp/B00NR6IKUQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1521138305&sr=8-1&keywords=ingrid%2Band%2Bisabel%2Bmaternity%2Bleggings&dpID=31AuOXI1QlL&preST=_SX342_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1

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      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      March 15, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Those are the ones I’m wearing, but the Ingrid & Isabel ones from Target–same crossover in the back and full panel and everything. The legs slip down on me all day. 🙁

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    Julie Rittue
    March 15, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    Do you know of any great leggings in Tall sizes?

  • Reply
    March 16, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Going to have to get one of those kohls cross over tunic next time they go on sale! Will keep a lookout for your Facebook/Instagram heads up about it! I was inspired by one of hour looks yesterday and wore my zella leggings s with a longer T-shirt and my chambray short tied at my waist!

  • Reply
    March 17, 2018 at 3:40 am

    Great outfit ideas. Can you do a post on your favorite maternity pants and the ones you maybe have tried but were not winners? Im trying to find some outfits that will work for the summer as i continue to grow

  • Reply
    Lisa H
    March 19, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Cute cute Cute!

  • Reply
    March 21, 2018 at 12:03 am

    I’m getting the same link for tops 6, 7, and 8, even though they look different. Are they all the same?
    Thanks for the roundup! I live in my (Zella!) 🙂 leggings.

    • Reply
      Audrey @ Putting Me Together
      March 27, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Hi Jessica! They’re all the same, but I showed them each separately because like you said they all look different.

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