From slogan T-shirts to printed camisoles, here are our favourite tops for summer

The slogan shirt

We’re loath to use the phrase ‘Zoom-worthy tops’ ever again, but realistically a T-shirt that looks great on screen and at the bar with friends is pretty useful right now. Bright, punchy slogan T-shirts are a nice option, adding some pizzazz to a simple jeans-and-tee combination. They also look fabulous teamed with a printed midi skirt or layered under a camouflage jacket – aim for subtle clashing for maximum style impact.

The pretty cami top

When the hot weather hits, what you need is a gorgeous camisole top (and a heap of sunscreen, obviously). Linen is a great choice thanks to its naturally cooling, moisture-wicking properties, plus it gives such structure to a lightweight top like this. Wear yours with white jeans or denim cut-offs for an easy-going holiday vibe.

The casual oversized shirt

If we had a dollar every time we heard a fashion editor saying a well-cut shirt is their style staple, we’d have more than enough to afford this pink striped button-down. Whether you try out the oversized shirt trend, opt for a cute short-sleeved number or prefer a classic white linen shirt, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to this fashion favourite. Team with straight-leg jeans or cigarette pants and you’re onto a winner.

For even more styling ideas, check out our guide to how to wear linen in summer.

The sleeveless blouse

Combine the best elements of a smart shirt and a cami top and what do you get? A gorgeous sleeveless blouse. Perfect teamed with pants for work or a pair of denim shorts for the weekend, this top is your summer secret weapon, as versatile as it is pretty. There are plenty of options to choose from, including on-trend broderie blouses and vibrant printed shell tops.

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The lightweight sweater

Sleeves, glorious sleeves. How would we survive the changing summer weather without them? While we hope to spend as much time wafting around in ditzy camisoles and strappy dresses as possible this summer, given our ever-changing weather it’s always useful to have a few long-sleeved tops and lightweight sweaters in your arsenal. Opt for fun prints or bold stripes to keep that cheerful holiday feel, even when it’s pouring down outside.

Words: Sophie Hines


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