6 Top Trends To Try If You're Over Gingham

Capsule wardrobes are well and good in theory, but the majority of us live in climates that change too frequently to adapt the idea of one minimal line-up of clothing that works all year 'round. What's suitable in the dead of winter just doesn't cut it come summer. Some call it a pain in the ass, but that's what we think makes fashion so exciting. Each season is a time for renewal. And where spring is synonymous with busting out our best dresses, summer is the season of busting out our best tops.
Every year, we're blessed with a new crop of summer blouse trends. 2017 saw the pervasive off-the-shoulder top and the return of the Hawaiian dad shirt, the year before that we were all about gingham and making a one shoulder a thing. This time around, we're seeing a variety of options: Between baby smocked tops and the perfect white shirt (there's not just one, by the way), it's difficult to choose which look to stay loyal to.
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If it we're up to us and not our bank accounts, we'd choose 'em all. But to give you a running start on the trends to suss out in time for summer, we've rounded up our favorites ahead.
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Smocked Top
We'll give you a moment to mourn all of the Limited Too smocking tees you once threw out, because the elastic midsection trend is getting an indie designer facelift this season.
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Breezy, Tie-Front Tops
The beachy trend that's making its way to the streets. With this silhouette, you can pick and choose how much coverage you want, from tie-front bra tops to long sleeved peek-a-boo blouses.
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The LWT (Little White Top)
The little white top is everywhere this year. From puffy-sleeved corsets to peplum versions, it's a know-it-when-you-see-it kind of thing. The short: Any cute white top goes.
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Silky, Satiny Tanks
Forget about cotton tanks. Breathable silk tanks pull double duty, keeping you cool during the day and working as an easy going out top come evening.
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Reliable Wrap Tops
We already love wrap dresses, so embracing wrap tops was bound to be the next step. These easy blouses can be paired with jeans, high-waisted skirts, and just about everything else in your closet.
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Revamped Polos
Alternative name: not your dad's golf polos. The, dare we say feminine, polos of summer '18 take a whole lot of liberties, from doing away with buttons, to puffing out its sleeves, to even adding a wrist full of fluff.
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