The Best Lightweight Summer Tops to Stock Up on Now

Lauren Caruso
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The Best Lightweight Summer Tops to Stock Up on Now
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Ah summer, the season of stickiness. Okay, that’s not all summer’s known for (read: rooftops, barbecues, and beach days) but when it’s 90-plus degrees out and you’re stuck walking to work in what feels like a cloud of humidity, the last thing you want is for your clothes to start sticking to you. In fact, that’s basically my entire warm-weather sartorial aesthetic: forever wearing clothes that don’t touch my body.

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But because finding the elusive lightweight summer top that’s appropriate for work and play isn’t easy, we culled 17 of ’em—our favorite breezy warm-weather shirts, ahead.

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Breezy Summer Tops—Mango Fluted Hem Blouse with V-neck, button front, and ruffle hem

Mango Fluted Hem Blouse, $59.99; at Mango

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Breezy Summer Tops—White Modern Citizen Elsa One-Shoulder Top with ribbon tie at the shoulder

Modern Citizen Elsa One-Shoulder Top, $68; at Modern Citizen

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Breezy Summer Tops—Green one-shoulder Farrow Lucia Top with white ruffle detail

Farrow Lucia Top, $52; at Need Supply

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Breezy Summer Tops—Orange cold shoulder J.O.A. Tie-Front Top

J.O.A. Tie-Front Top, $70; at J.O.A.

Photo: J.O.A.
Breezy Summer Tops—Floral Club Monaco Rowlen Top with scoop neck , tie back, and ruffle detail at the shoulder

Club Monaco Rowlen Top, $149.50; at Club Monaco

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Breezy Summer Tops—Gray Grana Silk Halter Neck Camisole with spaghetti straps

Grana Silk Halter Neck Camisole, $45; at Grana

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Breezy Summer Tops—Tie waist Cult Gaia Lola Twist Top with front cutout

Cult Gaia Lola Twist Top, $168; at Cult Gaia

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Breezy Summer Tops—Cropped tie waist Wilfred Aimee Blouse

Wilfred Aimee Blouse, $65; at Aritzia

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Breezy Summer Tops—Luisa et La Luna Anya ruffle Top with tie shoulder

Luisa et La Luna Anya Top, $367; at The Frankie Shop

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Breezy Summer Tops—Cropped Fame and Partners Radhika Top with long sleeves and back slit

Fame and Partners Radhika Top, $199; at Fame and Partners

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Breezy Summer Tops—Genuine People Crop Top with laced up detail at the back

Genuine People Laced-Up Crop Top, $99; at Genuine People

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Breezy Summer Tops—Red and white striped flared Ammara Anouk top with spaghetti straps

Ammara Anouk Top, $275; at Ammara

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Breezy Summer Tops—Red loose fit Reformation Fox Top with open back and spaghetti straps

Reformation Fox Top, $98; at Reformation

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Breezy Summer Tops—Blue Pixie Market One Sleeve Floral Ruffled Top

Pixie Market One-Sleeve Floral Ruffled Top, $104; at Pixie Market

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Breezy Summer Tops—Loeil Calin Top with thin straps, dimpled sleeves and ruffle detail

Loeil Calin Top, $118; at Loéil

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Breezy Summer Tops—Cropped BDG Game On Tie Back Tank Top

BDG Game On Tie-Back Tank Top, $24; at Urban Outfitters

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Breezy Summer Tops—White BB Dakota Carrieann Top with neckline tassels and crochet bottom

BB Dakota Carrieann Top, $80; at Revolve

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Breezy Summer Tops—Green & Other Stories Gathered Strap Top with bow detail and cinched waist

& Other Stories Gathered Strap Top, $55; at & Other Stories

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Breezy Summer Tops—White Christy Dawn Ella Crop Top with long puff sleeve, ruffle detail and front button detail

Christy Dawn Ella Crop Top, $139; at Christy Dawn

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Breezy Summer Tops—Off the shoulder Apiece Apart Bleached Denim Ruffle Top with ruffle detail and zip back

Apiece Apart Bleached Denim Ruffle Top, $240; at The Frankie Shop

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Breezy Summer Tops—Navy Rosetta Getty One Shoulder Top

Rosetta Getty One-Shoulder Top, $590; at Net-A-Porter

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  • Breezy Summer Tops—Mango Fluted Hem Blouse with V-neck, button front, and ruffle hem
  • Breezy Summer Tops—White Modern Citizen Elsa One-Shoulder Top with ribbon tie at the shoulder
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Green one-shoulder Farrow Lucia Top with white ruffle detail
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Orange cold shoulder J.O.A. Tie-Front Top
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Floral Club Monaco Rowlen Top with scoop neck , tie back, and ruffle detail at the shoulder
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Gray Grana Silk Halter Neck Camisole with spaghetti straps
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Tie waist Cult Gaia Lola Twist Top with front cutout
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Cropped tie waist Wilfred Aimee Blouse
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Luisa et La Luna Anya ruffle Top with tie shoulder
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Cropped Fame and Partners Radhika Top with long sleeves and back slit
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Genuine People Crop Top with laced up detail at the back
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Red and white striped flared Ammara Anouk top with spaghetti straps
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Red loose fit Reformation Fox Top with open back and spaghetti straps
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Blue Pixie Market One Sleeve Floral Ruffled Top
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Loeil Calin Top with thin straps, dimpled sleeves and ruffle detail
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Cropped BDG Game On Tie Back Tank Top
  • Breezy Summer Tops—White BB Dakota Carrieann Top with neckline tassels and crochet bottom
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Green & Other Stories Gathered Strap Top with bow detail and cinched waist
  • Breezy Summer Tops—White Christy Dawn Ella Crop Top with long puff sleeve, ruffle detail and front button detail
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Off the shoulder Apiece Apart Bleached Denim Ruffle Top with ruffle detail and zip back
  • Breezy Summer Tops—Navy Rosetta Getty One Shoulder Top

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