The Unfailing Summer Staple: Pretty White Tops

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If drooling over copious amounts of white tops ahead of every summer season is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

Yeah, I’m dramatic. I know. But I’m a little serious… I LOVE these things.

Pretty white tops have a little magic to them.

They go with every color, pattern, material, texture, short, skirt, pant, swimsuit. They’re appropriate at every gathering, party, celebration, event (oof, maybe skip a wedding), and they work in any type of climate, on any trip, and in any weather. OK, I’ll stop now and save you some reading.

I feel like I’m putting together a dissertation of Something That Can Never Fail Or Disappoint You. THAT is how — albeit bizarrely — strongly I feel about a medium-fancy white top being crowned the savior of the summer (or really any season’s) closet.

10 Pretty White Tops That Prove They’re The Piece Of The Summer

There’s just something so versatile, unbothered, simple, elegant, playful (when paired with playful things), and easy about a pretty white top that allows having multiple in your summer wardrobe. If you think that it gets boring, it somehow doesn’t. Trust me.

Need proof that a pretty white top works with…uh…anything? Yeah, you’ll find that here. (If you don’t, email me. I’ll find some personalized proof.)

If loving white tops in summer is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Easy, versatile & never boring, these 10 (think: tanks, babydoll blouses, linen) go w/ everything.

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Here are my top 10 faves of my (over-50-piece) list, with more to shop below. Oh, and I put together a cute summer outfit for each one just to have some fun. You’re welcome (;

1. Everlane The Way-Short Shirt

The utility style + cropped length of this Everlane button-up is spring & summertime perfection.

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The utility style + cropped length of this Everlane button-up is spring and summertime perfection. It touts the perfect laid-back-yet-effortlessly-killing-it look. Kind of has “model off-duty grabbing an açaí bowl at the shore” vibes too, no? Everlane also has a long, non-cropped one.


2. Reformation Madelyn Linen Top

The overly simple silhouette + the extra bit of material at the waist of this strapless linen top makes it all about the bod in the best way.

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Come on. The overly simple silhouette + the extra bit of material at the waist of this strapless top make it all about the bod in the best way. Also, it’s linen, so… You did it again, Ref.


3. Reformation Wanda Top

This white Reformation top is gorgeously European.

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This entire look is a vibe. This, like…Tuscan/Parisian/Swiss chic? I can’t put my finger on the precise style region it is, but it’s gorgeously European for sure. Look at the other outfit shots with this romantic top too. I’m swooning.


4. Anthropologie Victorian Sheer-Lace Blouse

I love this Anthropologie top's raw hem & that the lace is sheer so it's not too precious.

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What a modern take on a lace top! I love this Anthropologie top’s raw hem and that the lace is sheer, so it’s not too precious.


5. Anthropologie Lace Babydoll Blouse

If you like airy balloon sleeves, or would rather not show a lot of arm in the warmer months, this babydoll blouse from Anthropologie is for you.

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If you like airy balloon sleeves, or would rather not show a lot of arm in the warmer months, this babydoll blouse is for you. That detail is such a pretty boho-milkmaid style too. Ahh, I hope I didn’t turn anyone off with that style description. I just happen to love it.


6. Reformation Blakely Top

The thin straps, sweetheart neckline & (ooh) smocked back of this white Reformation top add a perfect amount of playfulness.

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Sooo sophisticated yet bordering…sexy? The thin straps, sweetheart neckline and (ooh) smocked back of this white Reformation top add a perfect amount of playfulness.


7. Free People Jasmine Top

Love the ease and versatility of this white top from Free People.

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Babydoll with a little skin-showing twist. Love the ease and versatility of this white top from Free People.


8. FRAME Keyhole Popover

This FRAME blouse is a little pirate-esque but extremely fashionable for spring + summer.

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Ahoy! JK. I remember Shana making that joke once in a post (saying the “fit or piece is a little…pirate-esque“), soo I couldn’t get it out of my head. This airy FRAME blouse is NOT a top for a pirate. Or maybe it is — just for an extremely fashionable one that appreciates the finer things in life. You decide(, matey).


9. Free People Maisie Cutwork Top

This white blouse from Free People would be perfect for a spring garden party.

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God, can someone just invite me to a garden party already? I’m buying this white blouse from Free People the second my invite comes in the mail. And I’m bringing this, soooo… anyone?


10. Free People Zinnia Swing Tank

This swingy tank top from Free People strikes the perfect medium between "hearty Western" & "flowy girly." Know what I mean?

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So freaking Cool Girl, I can’t stand it. This swingy tank top strikes the perfect medium between “hearty Western” and “flowy girly.” Know what I mean? What a style combo.


As always, here are some more beautiful white tops:

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Xo, Abby

Heyyy, Pinners…

If loving white tops in summer is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Easy, versatile & never boring, these 10 (think: tanks, babydoll blouses, linen) go w/ everything.
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Incredibly creative and artistic, Abby is the one we turn to for absolutely jaw-dropping, stunning curation. She’s got a knack for finding hidden gems and has the ability to make any space beautiful, plus her own style is enviable. Abby is one of the few team members who is not afraid of color, so her contributions (both digitally and in real life) feel like a breath of fresh air. She manages to come up with options that are both wildly original…and exactly what we want to wear.

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