20% Off At Anthro: A Look At SO Many Spring Tops

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I was obviously VERY serious when I told you guys I was planning on researching the HECK out of fabulous spring and summer tops. This is my fourth post this month talking about spring tops, and you long-time readers know that’s a TON of posts for me…I don’t work quite as quickly as many of the other talented TME folks.  

A Look At The Many Cute Spring & Summer Tops At Anthropologie

But…what fabulous timing! Anthropologie is running 20% off this weekend, and I just tried out ten of their spring/summer tops (and two spring cardigans as a bonus). For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe (in terms of tops), I’ve been searching for the perfect stripe, the perfect print and the perfect solid. In Anthro’s spring collection, I was super-drawn to their prints initially, but in person, I actually LOVED many of the solids. Surprises are always fun! 

**Quick Summary (if you’re short on time): These three picks (cardigan | striped puff-sleeve | navy blouse) are my favs from the big Anthro try-on-sesh.**

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Left: Cardigan | Similar Tee | Pants | Birks | Bag
Middle: Top | Flares | Clogs | Bag | Earrings (BOB)
Right: Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag

Since the solids were my fav this go-around, we’ll start there and then progress to the stripes and then prints. Per usual with this type of post, I listed out pros and cons of each and paired each top with three different outfit formulas: summer relaxed linen pants vibe, I-Feel-Pretty flares & clogs vibe, and casual playground denim & sneaks vibe. 

**There are some exclusions (i.e. MOTHER denim) in the 20% off Sale at Anthro, but all the tops I tried are included….yay!**

Also…if you missed my other spring tops posts this month and are in the mood for some scrolling, check them out here:

1. Anthro Spring Tops In Solids

a. Serena Surf Henley Blouse (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: LOVE this Henley top! Similar to the surprise find in my Madewell post, I really like this style for tucking in, half tucking, and wearing loose. The shape is very similar to the Madewell one, but it’s not as sheer and comes in three solid colors. 100% cotton.

Cons: No cons for me on this one.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped flares, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs | Bag

b. Crochet Hoodie (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Hoodie | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: Gorgeous color…perfect shade of tomato red. Nice crochet detailing–definitely not just your ordinary regular hoodie.

Cons: Not a huge fan of the elastic at the bottom. I would probably prefer this hoodie have a swingy shape or just hang loose. Soft enough, but not luxuriously soft.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in hoodie, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Hoodie | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

c. Roma Ruffled Blouse (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: I like this tone of brown for my coloring and the fact that this style can be worn tucked in, half-tucked or loose. This top does wrinkle, but the wrinkles look more relaxed and natural than the brown one I tried from Madewell. It’s also lighter and softer. Made from cotton and ramie (natural fibers).

Cons: Pretty thin and sheer…wearing a cami underneath.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

d. Cindy Pullover Top (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: I really liked this shirt in person (and it’s likely a keeper for me), but it’s not photographing well here (could be the wrinkles). I like that it drops off the shoulder just a bit, I like the raw edge, I like the color for spring, and I like the versatility. I’d wear it with denim, lightweight pants, or with workout pants/ leggings.

Cons: It could be a bit softer….feels like a very standard sweatshirt material even though it’s 100% organic cotton, but guessing it will soften up. I’d maybe like it a tad bit shorter on me with high-rise denim, but the length does work and makes it wearable with lower-rise pants too.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs | Bag


2. Anthro Spring Tops In Stripes

a. Vitte Puff-Sleeved Pullover (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: So super cute. I love the whole vibe of this joyful top. Also, love that the sleeves aren’t too overly puffy. This is my favorite stripe and color combo, but there are five cute colors/patterns in this style.

Cons: Soft enough, but not buttery soft. Rides up a bit when I bend over or sit down, not to where it shows skin, but enough that I have to adjust it a bit to put the hem back where I like it.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

b. Maeve Diane Striped Pullover

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: Super soft, perfect weight for spring, and great black and off-white colorway. I like the trim a lot better than the other striped sweater I tried.

Cons: A bit too long for me–the slits on the side of the top don’t hit me quite right. May need to try the petite.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

c. Bella Cable-Knit Striped Sweater

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Sweater | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: I like the fit, the weave, the weight and the slouchiness. Also like that it’s 100% cotton.

Cons: The trim on the collar is too big for my personal taste. I wish it was a black stripe colorway for this sweater instead of navy.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in sweater, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Sweater | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag


3. Anthro Spring Tops In Pretty Prints

a. Floral Embroidered Top (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: Pretty print, pretty colors, pretty shape tucked in or out, and very soft material.

Cons: I’m not as wowed as I wanted to be with this top, but I’m having a difficult time explaining why. Could be that I’m comparing it to the three super-fancy tops I just tried.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

b. Farm Rio Aves Graphic Tee (Latinx-Owned Business)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: The print is fabulous and so are the colors. In general I am “wowed” by Farm Rio’s designs, prints and colors.  

Cons: I don’t love the sleeve shape. I prefer a cap sleeve or a tighter longer sleeve in this type of tee.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

c. Elizabeth Blouse

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Top | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: Rich colors in a really pretty print. Can do different looks tucked in or worn loose with the detailed hem.

Cons: A little too bohemian for my style. I think I also might like this top better if it was 100% linen (it’s a combo of poly, linen, cotton and viscose).

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Top | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag


* Bonus: 2 Cute Cardigans

a. Pilcro Cable-Knit Fringed Cardigan

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Cardigan | Similar Tee | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: Love the denim color, love the fringe, feels really good on, nice weight, would actually be warm enough for cooler spring temperatures. 98% cotton.

Cons: Not very classic, but since I REALLY like this style of cardigan, I don’t think I would get tired of it. It’s a tad bulky–wouldn’t pack up to nothing (like some of my cardigans) for travel.

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS/S in cardigan, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Cardigan | Similar Tee | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

b. Draped Sweatshirt Cardigan (Plus Sizing Available)

For my ideal spring capsule wardrobe, I’m searching for the perfect tops: w/ stripes, in prints or solid. Anthro nails it for spring & summer blouses.

Cardigan | Similar Tee | Denim | Similar | Sneaks | Bag | Earrings (BOB)

Pros: So soft, so comfy, great weight and great color for spring. I like the idea of a green cardigan—easy to pair with other colors or neutrals, but definitely not boring.

Cons: Too much fabric for me around the shoulders and isn’t hanging quite right. I’m tempted to try the petite since I do love the color and feel.  

Sizing Notes: Wearing XS in top, 28 in cropped denim, 6P in linen pants, and 27 in flares.

Cardigan | Similar Tee | Pants | Birks | Bag | Flares | Clogs |Bag

So of ALLLLLLLLL the tops I’ve tried this month, any favs? `

-Linzi

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