When it comes to tops this summer, there are only four styles you need. And while that may seem like a dramatic statement, we can prove it. From edgy to office-ready and from pretty to casual, you can mix and match these styles with virtually anything in the rest of your wardrobe. Below are four looks, each with two variations of the top in question, so you can see for yourself how simple and versatile these pieces can be.
Cool tones paired with black accessories make for an ideal night-out look. Of course, these tops work for day under blazers and pencil skirts, too.
1. Tibi Silk Crepe de Chine Camisole $160 at Net-A-Porter, 2. Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings $38 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 3. Cara Cami Silver Sconce Engineered Obscure Cobra Print $108 at Equipment, 4. Double Compartment Cross Body Bag $69.99 at Mango, 5. Ellie Scallop Hem High Waisted Shorts $30 at Boohoo, 6. Metallic Open Toe Flat Slingback Sandals $53.99 at Black Five
Your go-to for any professional occasion, whether it be a corporate lunch, interview or meeting. Why? It's chicer than any suit and goes from day to night with ease.
1. Silk Shirt from JOSEPH $395 at Stylebop, 2. The Row Peter Top $850 at La Garconne, 3. Steve Madden Stecy $79 at LuLu's, 4. J.Crew Collection Ace Striped Satin-Twill Tapered Pants $350 at Net-a-Porter, 5. Valentino Black Patent Leather Studded Trapeze Tote $2,545 at SSENSE
Did someone say weekend uniform? Get it started with a slouchy, soft knit tee or tank. Mix edgy pieces to bar hop in or casual ones to hit up the local farmer's market.
1. Splendid Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey T-Shirt $55 at Net-a-Porter, 2. Lot78 Cotton and Modal-Blend Tank $115 at Net-a-Porter, 3. Rhinestone Elf Ear Cuff $18 at Patricia Field, 4. Leather Soft Boysy Backpack $123.85 at ASOS, 5. Skirt in Imitation Leather $24.95 at H&M, 6. Western Boots $89.95 at Gap
You know lace and leather is sexy. But we love the all-American combo of light wash, destroyed denim and lace. Equally provocative, this high-low pairing is ideal for summer.
1. MSGM Layered Lace Top $317 at Stylebop, 2. Rag & Bone Nancy Blouse $450 at Les Nouvelles, 3. Scallop Clutch Bag $22.86 at ASOS, 4. Goldsign for J.Crew Jenny Jean in Rosewood Wash $189.99 at J.Crew, 5. High Waist Ripped Denim Skirt $31 at Chicnova, 6. Gayle $29.98 at Sole Society