We've found the best tops to update your wardrobe
If you’re looking to shake up your summer wardrobe a little bit – hey, nothing wrong with floral dresses or summer dresses, but sometimes a change is nice – then we’ve got the perfect alternative for you.
We’ve already waxed lyrical about how to do the off-the-shoulder trend this summer, and now it’s all about putting all that fashion advice to practice. By shopping this season’s best tops of course.
While the style was one of last year’s major players, this season it’s gotten an update, and there’s something to suit all styles.
You’ve got the Brigitte Bardot inspired retro styles – complete with paisley prints and floaty bell-sleeves, which you can team with high-waisted shorts or a midi skirt. Tick two trends in one by opting for a gingham print.
If you’re more of a modern woman at heart, check out high-street and designer versions in bold prints and luxe silks like these Kate Spade shirts. Team those with structured culottes or palazzo trousers. And for minimalists, there are also many ways to subtly bare some skin this summer, especially if you’re going down the colour-blocking route.
And of course, seeing as it’s summer, there’s nothing wrong with going for a white top. teamed with a white broderie anglaise full skirt, Italian style.
If you need any further convincing that this is still the number one trend this season, look to Proenza Schouler, Chloé and Austaralian label Ellery for high-fashion renderings of the off-shoulder look, from luxe silks and rich embroidery to on-trend ruffles.
Magda Buturym, Tibi and Johanna Ortiz have proved the most popular mid-priced labels, but the high street has served us well with this one too. Topshop, Warehouse, Mango and Zara have plenty of cool off-shoulder styles for purse-friendly prices.
So make the most of the heatwave and scroll down to shop our favourite off-the-shoulder tops.
Pair this with a ruffle gingham skirt.
Shop now: Denim bardot top for £16 from Tu
We love this pretty shade of blue.
Nothing says summer holidays like a tropical print.
There’s no escaping the corset trend, so kill two birds with one stone with this pick.
Everything summer style should be.
Looking for a piece with a tad more longevity? Go for this classic Tibi top.
Emulate flamingo dancers with this playful top.
For a boho take on the trend.
A great statement piece. Wear with white trousers.
The lace trimming gives this top a luxe feel.
Ease into the trend with a cold shoulder style (very different, we assure you).
We’re tempted to mix things up and pair this bright top with a pleated red skirt for a bold evening look.
How lovely is this floral print?
Update your wardrobe with this bargain top.
This silk top is the perfect pick if you’re looking to do the trend in a subtle way. Pair with black or white wide leg trousers for a chic evening look.
Shop now: Black silk top for £275 from Esse Vie
This structured top begs to be worn with bright shorts.