If there’s something I’ve mastered in my wardrobe, it’s having a few every day staple tops that work for so many different occasions. And when it comes to getting dressed in the summer, I’m all about a pair of cutoffs or boyfriend jeans paired with a slinky silk basic or a feminine linen tank. But since we aren’t hitting the town for a big night out any time soon, my summer outfits have mostly been checking 3 boxes lately: effortless, casual, and cool. These triple digit temps plus the quarantine have equaled very simple outfit planning (ie bikers and a workout tank), but sometimes it’s nice to get dressed up, even with nowhere to go. Putting on a cute outfit before I start the workday or for a date night at home makes me feel more confident and sexy, which can go a long way to making the night feel extra special.
Pairing a beautiful top with a basic pair of jeans or shorts can instantly make you feel put together and ready for anything. My favorites lately have been anything with a square neckline, but I’ve also never been one to shy away from a sleek ruffle, a chunky statement strap, or a bold and colorful pattern.
If you’re feeling bleh about your closet lately, we’ve rounded up some perfect tops that you can pair with just about any bottom and instantly have an elevated, chic look. Boyfriend jeans, mini skirts, cutoffs or overalls, these tops can truly do it all. Scroll on for our favorite summer tops that are getting us through the dog days.