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5 Cute Long Shirts to Wear With Leggings this Spring/Summer

Leggings are stylish even in summer, so long as you wear the right top.  This season there are lots of cute long shirts to wear with leggings. They are an excellent choice because they cover your bottom and give your leggings outfit a crisp, polished look.

How so?

  • Shirts are tailored, so they give your softer rounded mature body (particularly your shoulders and arms), more definition.
  • Whether it’s a button-up or tunic shirt, shirts have V-necklines that make your neck and body look long, sleek, and sophisticated.
  • Most shirts have collars, which adds sophistication, especially when you turn your collar up a touch. The collar frames your face and makes you look youthful and chic.

Here are five long summer shirts to wear with leggings that are cute and check all the right boxes.

1.  The Classic White Shirt with Leggings

Shirts to Wear with Leggings | Embroidered white shirt, black leggings outfit | styled by Fabulous After 40

A long white shirt always looks smart with leggings, and in the summer, you have more white shirt choices than ever. A little embellishment can make an average white shirt look fantastic, so why not try something like this? This eyelet hem shirt worn with a pair of capris leggings looks fresh and crisp.

This cute long shirt for leggings also has three-quarter length sleeves, which I think are the most flattering sleeves, especially at our age. They give you some upper arm coverage, but you still look sporty with and youthful with your forearms showing.  Add a pair of sleek, pointy toe flats and a black tote, and you have a classy summer look.

 

2.  Long Tunic Shirt with Leggings

Cute Long Shirts to Wear With Leggings | Pink striped tunic shirt, white leggings outfit | styled by Fabulous After 40

Can you wear white leggings? Sure you can, when you pair it with something like this cute gingham tunic. The preppy pink checks on this long shirt for leggings give it a relaxed summertime feel. Just be sure that your white leggings aren’t too thin where they are showing every lump and bump that your bum is covered.

Then, finish off your outfit with white canvas espadrilles and this beachy circle rope bag embellished with tiny seashells. This is a beautiful look when you are on vacation and don’t want to wear shorts.

 

3.  Crisp Button-Down Shirt

Shirts to Wear With Leggings | Black and White Striped Shirt, black leggings outfit | styled by Fabulous after 40

You can never go wrong with a shirt. This one above is a fantastic long shirt for leggings because black and white stripes look appropriate at any time of year. This sophisticated looking button-down shirt is just what you need to uplevel a pair of casual black leggings.  The cuffed elbow sleeves and deep V-neck collar are modern and very figure-flattering. Black suede mules and a Chanel inspired gold chain bag make this look high-end.

 

4.  Sleeveless Shirtdress

Shirts to Wear with Leggings | Sleeveless Blue Print Shirtdress, black leggings outfit styled by Fabulous After 40

Sleeveless long shirts for leggings keep you fresh in summer and look very chic. I have worn this look a few times.

You can start with something like this shirt above – explicitly designed to be worn with leggings and jeans, or find a shirtdress that you feel is too short to wear with bare legs ( lots of those around!) and wear it over top of your favorite leggings. This blue bi-colored squares tunic even has a few buttons up the sides that you can undo a touch for comfort and style.

 

What about Long T-shirts to Wear With Leggings?

Shirts for Leggings - Rust T Shirt

 

You can wear a long T-shirt with leggings, but the look is less formal and not as sophisticated as when you wear a tailored shirt.  However, sometimes, you run across a t-shirt like the one above that has some detail that makes it appear more structured.

This rust-colored cotton t-shirt for leggings has a strong, embellished V-design that tricks the eye into making the shoulders look broader, and the shirt looks more structured like a regular shirt.

Whatever shirt you choose to wear with your leggings this summer, feel confident that this is an Age-amazing look!

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