What to Wear with Leggings

Thank you to ShopStyle and Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post.

Yay for Friday!  And movie night!  The kids and I have gotten into the habit of doing a family movie night every Friday night and it’s quickly becoming one of the things I look most forward to every week!  We get into cozy pajamas, make snacks and snuggle up under blankets.  To eliminate any arguing over movie choices, James and Jordan alternate getting to pick the movie.  Boss Baby, Roderick Rules, The Yellow Submarine, and The Good Dinosaur were recent watches.

And we have more family fun on the agenda. On Saturday, we’ll be heading to visit Santa to tell him what’s #1 on our Wish List.   If you’re in Houston, he’ll be at Rice Village on Amherst (across from Shake Shack) from 11am – 2pm.  If you see us there (Grandma too!), please say hi!  I LOVED getting to meet several readers at the Nutcracker Market last Friday!

This week on the blog, I shared my top tips for stress-free holiday planning, the best sales, and a new trend in jeans.

Today, I’ve got my eye on Thanksgiving and turkey and pie and of course, leggings!  But, to make it helpful for you, I’m answering that sometimes tricky question of what to wear with them.  I created several outfits to give you lots of options.  All of these looks are head to toe from Nordstrom, you have have easy, one stop shopping!


First of all, with all of these outfits, I’m wearing my ‘can’t go wrong’ Zella Live In High Waist Leggings.  The great thing about these is that they are absolutely designed for performance – to get you through a tough workout, but they’re stylish enough to wear as an outfit.

They’re made of a brushed, moisture-wicking fabric that dries quickly to keep you cool and comfortable.  I’ve machine washed mine a million times – okay, maybe not that many, but I have had them for years and they wash and wear incredibly well.

Leggings Fit : TTS, I’m wearing XS in the 7/8 version because I’m so short.  


Norstrom Tee and Leggings

LeggingsWhite TopGingham Top • Flats

When wearing leggings as an outfit, our first rule of thumb is, we want to keep covered in both the front and the back.  Lots of tops aren’t long enough for that, so you need to keep an eye out for tunic length tops and tees.  But, even if your top is a little shorter in front, if you tie another top around your waist, it acts as another layer to keep things hidden.

Norstrom Tee and Leggings

I’m wearing a thin knit long sleeve tee that’s perfect for layering.  It’s nice and long (but longer in the back) with a curved hem.  There’s several colors to choose from, including a pretty pink/grey ombre.

White Top Fit: Runs small, I’m wearing size S

Since the top isn’t super long in the front, I tied a gingham button down around my waist.  See how it kinda camouflages things?

Gingham Top Fit: I’m wearing size XS

Norstrom Tee, Jean Jacket and Leggings

Jean JacketLeggingsWhite TopGingham Top • Flats

You can also do a layered look with the button down on and adding a jean jacket.  I left the top casually undone and that helps add more length.

Jacket Fit :  This jacket is meant to be shrunkin, so if you want more room, order a size up.  I’m wearing size XS



What to wear with leggings

TunicLeggings • Boots

A lightweight sweater tunic is almost the perfect option to wear with leggings.  It’s casual and easy to wear, and solves all those length issues (it’s even slightly longer in the back).  I’m crazy for the green in this one, although it comes in more colors.  Because it has a shirttail hem, your legs will tend to look longer too! #bonus

Nordstrom Sweater and Leggings

Tunic Fit: I’m wearing size XS

Nordstrom Fur Duster and Leggings

Faux Fur DusterTunicLeggings • BootsHat

You guys! This faux fur duster is FINE!  Talk about soft and snuggly.  Granted, this one is a bit big on me, but you get the idea.

Nordstrom Fur Duster and Leggings

Duster Fit: I’m wearing size XS, would prefer the petite 



Nordstrom Sweater and Leggings

Tunic SweaterLeggingsFlats

Like the tunic sweater above, this version has the same shirttail hem and lightweight material, but with a loose fitting cowl neck collar.

Nordstrom Sweater and Leggings

Tunic Fit: I’m wearing size XS

Nordstrom Sweater, Vest and Leggings

VestTunic SweaterLeggingsBootsHat

Adding a vest is another great way to layer and add more interest to your outfit. This vest has the best of both worlds, and is reversible.  On one side is the sleek quilted version is a soft pink, and on the other is the cozy, teddy bear fleece.  I like it both ways!

Nordstrom Sweater, Vest and Leggings

Vest Fit: I’m wearing size XS 

Nordstrom Wool Hat

Wool Hat



Nordstrom Sweater and Leggings

SweaterLeggings • Boots

On the warmer side, is this tunic sweater.  It’s soft and stretchy and comes in several colors.

Nordstrom Sweater and Leggings

Nordstrom Sweater, Wrap and Leggings

Blanket Wrap

How darling is this blanket scarf?! It’s also reversible with a gorgeous pink plaid on one side and pink leopard print on the other!



Nordstrom Fleece and Leggings

Teddy Bear Jacket • White TopLeggings • Sneakers

When you have a voluminous top or jacket as the top part of your outfit, it doesn’t need to be as long as a more fitted shirt to look and feel appropriate.  A teddy bear fleece jacket and sneakers tends to look more sporty anyway, so you can get away with it being on the shorter side.

But, just to be on the safe side, if you layer a slightly longer top underneath, you’ll not only get the more interesting layered look, you might feel a bit more covered.

Nordstrom Fleece and Leggings

The fleece pullover is oh so cozy!  Just the thing I like to wear both in and out of the house on chilly days.

Pullover Fit: This year’s pullover isn’t as oversized as the one last year.  I’d say it fits more TTS.  I’m wearing size XS

Nordstrom Fleece and Leggings

Teddy Bear Jacket • White TopLeggings • Sneakers



I’ve mentioned it before, but wanted to make sure you knew that, aside from Nordstrom’s FREE shipping and returns, you can buy online, and pick up in store at no additional charge.  You don’t even need to get out of your car- you can call and they’ll bring your items out to you!  I love that special customer service!

Which look is your fave? Hands up if you’re wearing leggings on Turkey Day. 🙂  

And before I go, a big congrats to the recent winner of my 25 Days of Giveaways!  You can enter all the way til Thanksgiving!

@jessabrixius, @kcosgrove01, @aligott1, @parkerrebekah, @zeisehlisa, @shelwatson, @jhsmith29

Have a fantastic weekend friends!


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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


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