Tank Tops Are to Spring and Summer What Turtlenecks Are to Fall and Winter

All too often, we’re (overly) obsessed with trends. What’s hot and what’s not is what matters. But there are certain staples every wardrobe should have in its repertoire. We’re talking turtlenecks, tailored blazers, jeans and, the most underrated of them all, tank tops.

While you may have a slinky camisole or two, it’s no replacement for a classic tank top. When we say classic, we mean no OTT frills allowed. Sure, there’s a little ruffle trim here, a geometric neckline there, but for the most part these tanks are not designed to be the focal point of any outfit. (Though feel free to jazz them up with a bow or brooch or some other eye-catching accent.) And a tank top is a great warmer-weather layering device.

Another benefit? Tank tops are relatively affordable. We even found a couple of options for under $10.

Check out the slideshow above to stock your closet with tank tops now that you can wear everywhere later.