What If Summer's Coolest Top Trend Really Is This Simple?

With all the big sleeves, eyelet lace, giant ruffles, gingham prints, and retro collars that have taken over our closets recently, we tend to forget that summer is a time when less really is more. Case in point: the white tank top.
As July 4th weekend approaches, we're already seeing white tank tops trickling onto our Instagram feeds, and even though they might remind you of the ribbed tanks you wore back when you were obsessed with Abercrombie, this easy-to-wear summer staple hasn't actually gone anywhere. Paired with gold layered jewelry and a pair mom jeans, (or high-waisted shorts), they're the ultimate go-to for summer days when it's just too hot to deal with anything more complex.
All we can say is, if bodycon is dead, well, this may be the exception. Click on to get convinced and shop some of the best white tanks out there right now.
1 of 20

A post shared by Paloma Elsesser (@palomija) on

All Paloma Elsesser needs is a good white tank and some can't-miss eye makeup.
3 of 20
The ideal pairing for your favorite high-waisted shorts.
4 of 20
5 of 20
Pile on the layered necklaces for a look that works every time.
6 of 20
7 of 20

A post shared by jaycina (@jaycina) on

Three words: Beat the heat.
9 of 20

A post shared by Courtyard La (@courtyard_la) on

Linen trousers and Chucks make for a laid-back outfit that still looks put-together.
11 of 20
Even Kim Kardashian shows her support for the classic white tank.
12 of 20
13 of 20

A post shared by JOSEFINE H. J (@josefinehj) on

Tie it up in the front for a more trend-forward styling trick.
14 of 20
15 of 20
A ribbed tank with gold, personalized jewelry is a match made in heaven.
16 of 20
17 of 20

A post shared by Kira Ship (@kiraship) on

A shrunken fit pairs well with statement jeans and a bucket hat.
19 of 20
Don't be afraid to take a scissor to the bottom half for a crop-top variation.

More from Shopping


R29 Original Series