Best Summer Tops
Can you ever have too many chic and stylish summer tops?? I say…no! Cute tops are a MUST for summer to throw on with white jeans, denim shorts, and skirts. Tops are one of my favorite things to shop for and I think buying a top is also an easy and affordable way to update your wardrobe seasonly. The thing is…it’s not always a cinch to find those tops. That’s why I’ve been on a summer top shopping spree to help you find the perfect tops for you. Whether you’re looking for trendy summer tops, casual summer tops, or summer tops with sleeves…this post is for you! Below, I’m sharing 6 of the new tops I bought for the summer, and 10 more affordable options too…
If you’re looking for even more summer tops, or other wardrobe basics, make sure you check out our EPIC Summer Capsule Wardrobe here.
#1) Ulla Johnson Printed Blouse
Nothing screams summer like a beautiful printed top, right?! Ulla Johnson is known for their beautiful prints and I love how neutral, and yet still summery, this print is. I know that covering your arms during the summer is important to some of you, so this is a great option if that’s a concern. I also love the puff sleeves! It’s a cotton blend so it’s really lightweight and breathable. The V-neck is very flattering, but you can also tie it at the neck if you want. It has a body-skimming fit that’s not too billowy, so you can leave it untucked to conceal a tummy or do a half-tuck into your jeans, shorts, skirt, or pants. It runs a little large. I’m wearing a 4 but probably could have sized down.
Tapered Jeans & Platforms
I styled it with some tapered Moussy Vintage jeans. If you’re a longtime subscriber, you know that I love this denim brand. The washes are beautiful, and the fit is great…especially for petite women because they have shorter inseams! This exact pair isn’t available, but I linked some similar options. They run true to size and I’m wearing a 26.
On my feet, I have on a pair of See by Chloe platform sandals I bought last year and LOVE. The platform shoe trend is big right now and I’m loving it! For more of this year’s shoe trend, check out this post next.
#2) LoveShackFancy White Blouse
LoveShackFancy makes such beautiful, romantic, feminine blouses! I love every detail on this blouse…the delicate crocheted lace on the bust and sleeves, chic square neckline, subtle jacquard stripes, and the ruffled cuffs are all perfection! This is another top that has a great fit for concealing a tummy if that’s a concern for you. It’s 100% cotton so it’s very lightweight and breathable for warm summer days. It’s a little sheer but you can wear a bralette or cami underneath if you want. This is another one with sleeves for all of you who want to cover arms without adding heat.
Wide-Leg Jeans & Sandals
I paired the LoveShackFancy blouse with some new Mother jeans I LOVE! They have a high-rise (10”), super wide-leg silhouette that’s so on-trend right now, and a raw hem. They have a 31” inseam, which I can usually wear with heels, but if they’re too long for you, you can either have them hemmed or cut them yourself because they already have a raw hem…easy peasy! They run true to size and I have on size 26. I’m wearing them with a pair of flat sandals but you can wear heels, sandals, mules, or whatever you prefer depending on if you’re trying to dress up or down.
Sizing Note: This white top runs true to size and I’m wearing a Small.
#3) Simkhai Pink Cotton Poplin Top
I love to wear pretty much anything that’s pink: tops, dresses, skirts, shoes, I’m IN! So when I found this pink top while compiling our Summer Capsule Wardrobe, I knew I had to try it. I shared it in white on the capsule if that’s more your style 😉 But the pink is SO pretty, I love the puff sleeves, and the fit is wonderful. The twist front detail combined with the V-neckline makes this a super flattering top for most body shapes. I can’t wait to wear this top for the rest of the summer!
I’m wearing the same Mother jeans from the last look but this time I’m wearing a fun pair of pink sneakers…see, I told you I’ll wear anything in the color pink 😉 I have these Rag & Bone sneakers in black and taupe and love them so much that I decided to grab them in pink for summer. I have already worn to many lacrosse tournaments. These sneakers are the perfect mix of fashion and function. They are cute, stylish, fun and super comfortable!
#4) Velvet White Cotton Top
If you’re looking for a casual cotton top you can throw on with jeans, shorts, joggers, or even skirts, this is a great option! It’s 100% cotton, breathable, and lightweight. It has a flattering V-neckline, shorter cap sleeves that will soften strong shoulders, and a rounded hem that creates the illusion of longer legs when untucked. The looser fit is perfect for summer and you can leave it untucked or half-tuck it like I did. I styled it with the same Mother wide-leg jeans and a pair of white sandals but this is such a versatile top you can wear it with pretty much anything!
#5) Pixie Market White Smocked Bodice Tee
Next up is a really fun, unique tee by Pixie Market. It’s one of those basics-with-a-twist I’m always talking about that you need in your closet. The top and sleeves look like a basic white tee by the smocked bodice is what really elevates it. The tiny ruffle at the bottom also gives it a touch of femininity I love. I styled it with the Mother jeans and Rag & Bone sneakers but I’m excited to style it with other jeans, shorts, and skirts this summer. Oh, and it’s under $100!
#6) Endless Rose Black Crochet Top
If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you know that we’ve recently started sending out special Friday emails with exciting sale finds, a sneak peek of what’s in my cart, and more. This top was in our very first Friday email and you all loved it so much…probably because it’s SO cute and only $51! It’s 100% cotton so it’s lightweight and breathable. The crocheted fabric gives you arm and chest coverage without adding heat. The wider part of the sleeve isn’t too voluminous so you can still layer it under a jacket. I styled it with my Mother jeans and Rag & Bone sneakers but it will also look so cute with denim shorts and sandals this summer. It comes in white too.
Which top is your favorite? Please share in the comments!
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7 thoughts on “You’ll Want to Add These 6 Summer Tops To Your Wardrobe ASAP!”
I’m so glad you like them, Dr. Taylor! ~Erin xo
Hi FroM Minnesota!
I have been WATCHING-YOUR youtube VIDEOS fOr quite awhiLe & i APPRECIATE your advice.
I wanted to mention that i wanted the jordi necklace by elizabeth cole bUt it had sold out. I did attAch a note to Their CUSTOMER service People back in may telling Them thAt i’d like to be notified if they ever RESTOCKED the NECKLACE and was noTified LaSt night they were AVAILABLE.I promptly put in a order.
My point is that if one really loves an item & it is not AVAILABLE iT is well worth the time to Attach a note about the desire to buy an item with contact info.
Stay well erin!
You look so great and you are glowing!!!! LoVe the dress with the belt. Honestly you look great in every oUtfit! Enjoy your beauty! Christy
Hi Erin, love your looks! i ordered the safari top and am awaiting its arrival. i also plan to purchase the rails white button down in the anniversary sale! i also discovered the moussy jeans because of you and love them and you were right-on with the suggestion to size up by one in those. thanks for the inspiration and I hope you and your family are doing well!
I love my Moussy jeans too! And great choices re: blouses!! Let me know what you think of the safari and Rails tops. Erin xo