Your tops are the cornerstone of your day to day style, and when you’re lacking in the classics department, chances are, you’re very familiar with the notion of having a closet full of clothes and absolutely nothing to wear. We’ve all been there, and we don’t want to go back, right? Thought so. So, how do we banish that horrible moment of dread? By investing in the correct basics and statement pieces that will be with us for countless seasons to come. Look at designer tops, online stores and go window shopping to start gathering some aesthetic inspiration. Here are all the tops that every woman needs in her wardrobe.
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Lightweight Tank Top
A thin, lightweight tank top is going to come in so handy for so many different occasions, you have no idea! Pick up a black and white style in breathable cotton and wear with denim, shorts or skirts for off duty glam or layer underneath your favourite power suit, button-up shirt and tuck into dress pants for on-point summer formal or workwear. You can choose a close-fitting style for a touch of 90s chic or opt for an oversized fit for something a little more elegant.
Crew Neck Tee
A cool, crisp crew neck tee shirt will never, ever go out of style. This one is a true essential so feel free to pick up your favourite tee shirt cut in as many colours as you like – you’re going to get your fare of wear out of them, promise. Rock with denim, leather, dress pants, silk slips, suits, literally whatever you like! You can dress this piece up or down, and you can ever wear it to sleep in as well, what can’t crew neck tee shirts do?
Boyfriend Button Up
A loose fitting boyfriend button-up shirt has been a style staple for basically forever, and ever since Audrey Hepburn flaunted one in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it’s been a must have in every stylish woman’s wardrobe. Look for an oversized cotton shirt in a pinstripe business blue or clean white to wear on the weekend, to work or even over your swimmers at the beach.
This is the ultimate piece for easy evening wear that you don’t even have to think about, and you’ll still look amazing – really, what more could you ask for here? Choose your silk or satin cami top in a simple spaghetti strap cut hued in a natural neutral like soft rose pink or misty blue. Wear with absolutely all your skirts, shorts and pants and tuck into a silk slip skirt in the same tone to transform your top into a slinky slip dress!
A flowing boho blouse is a beautifully romantic staple that you’ll reach for every time you’re headed out for a dinner date, movie or casual evening out on the town. Look for a lovely lace style with statement bell sleeves or a cropped cap sleeve if you like to have your arms on show. You can wear this with matching lace shorts for a stunning summer cocktail outfit, tuck it into leather pants or a leather skirt for a cute contrast or simply pair with your favourite denim for an easy, breezy and stylish get-up that you’ll never tire of.
This is more of a modern staple, but essential all the same! This one can be whatever you like, really, for a really cool androgynous vibe look for a button-up style in light blue wash denim. For something more contemporary, look for a tunic style top in beautiful inky indigo denim. Wear with linen, cotton, silk and leather for a fresh take on the day to day dressing.
A rib knit turtleneck is a ride or dies for autumn and winter dressing. This style keeps you warm and channels that sophisticated 60s vibe we all know and love. Choose yours in a classic black for endless wear!
With these tops in your wardrobe, you’ll never be stuck worrying about what to wear again!