The heroic statement top. Possibly the MVP of the “I-Feel-Pretty Outfit Formula” I’ve shared with you guys MANY times here on The Mom Edit.
When I find JUST the right statement top, the moment I put it on, I feel fantastic. Maybe it’s because I can pair these pretty statement tops with whichever favorite comfortable jeans I’m feeling good in that week…or maybe it’s because these statement tops often bring attention up to my face, my smile, and whatever fun shimmery makeup I’m trying out…or maybe the vibrant prints and colorways just give my mood and spirit a boost.
This Farm Rio Blouse Is Fulfilling My Statement Top Dreams
In my own personal search for a summer statement top that’s right for me, I came across this lovely squareneck Farm Rio blouse. It is absolutely gorgeous. The detailing truly is gorgeous…the square neck, the ruffled cap sleeves, the scalloped trim, the delicate print that has just the right amount of vintage vibe. It’s a beautiful top. Added bonus: 100% cotton, which makes the material a pleasure to wear.
*Important Sizing Note On this Farm Rio Top: It runs BIG! I’m wearing an XS here and it’s too big for me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colorway, the print, the shape, the details, the fabric…but I have narrow shoulders and a small chest, and I’m having a difficult time keeping this top in the right spot on my shoulders. So size down! And if you have narrow shoulders like me, this might not be the top for you.
An Elevated Summer Outfit: Swap Out Your Cute Tee For A Stunning Statement Top
Just a couple weeks ago, I shared with you guys how I was wearing this tried-and-true formula with fabulously gorgeous t-shirts –one of my go-to casual everyday looks. For dinner out or special daytime outings, though, I swap out the more casual t-shirts I featured here for a fabulous, slightly dressier, statement blouse or top. Something with a bit of frill or an unusual colorway or an interesting shape.
Combined with full-length, non-distressed flare jeans, plus platform or lug-sole shoes and a special bag, the outfit feels just right for so many occasions when you want to look put-together, but not too fancy. It’s the perfect step up from my ripped cropped jeans, flat slides, and t-shirt summer uniform.
The ‘Right’ Statement Top Is Kinda Personal
The key phrase above is “when I find JUST the right statement top”. I’m super-picky about my statement tops. I’m picky about colors, I’m picky about prints, I’m picky about shapes and fit, and I’m picky about the fabrics.
I know, however, that there’s a wide range of preferences in style, favorite fabrics, fit, prints, colors, and shopping budgets among our TME readers, so I rounded up a number of options at the bottom of the post. Such a nice variety right now of pretty tops from some of my favorite retailers and designers–and many on sale!
Statement Tops In A Range Of Budgets
Although I often gravitate to having just one higher-end statement top and wearing it on repeat, there are plenty of budget-friendly options in the roundup below that work into the formula as well. And….for the “formula” itself, these flares, these tall-ish shoes, and this bucket bag are great budget-friendlier alternatives.
So many pretty statement tops this summer in a wide range of shopping budgets. Hope this categorization below helps with finding the right statement top for you!
Fabulous Statement Tops Under $50
Fabulous Statement Tops Under $100
Fabulous Statement Tops Under $200
Fabulous Statement Tops Over $200
Who else has a fabulous statement top they’re loving? You know I’m so appreciative when you guys chime in with your suggestions! Any other go-to budget-friendly brands you guys like for good floral prints? I find really good florals the most difficult in my budget-friendly searches.
Oh hey, Pinners! This one’s for you…
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