All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Lindsey Lanquist
All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now
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I have a top shopping problem. It sounds funny when I articulate it like that, but really—I’m more apt to stock up on blouses, tanks and button-downs than I am to buy literally any other kind of clothing. Though this leaves my wardrobe feeling all kinds of top-heavy (lol), I can’t stop. And the slew of summer tops pervading retailers right now isn’t doing anything to help me curb my habit.

If the spring shopping landscape was great (which it was), the summer shopping landscape is downright phenomenal. Because summer offers everything you loved about spring, but brighter, bolder, punchier. Tie-dye pieces have only gotten campier. Woven textiles have grown looser and more revealing. Puffy sleeves have become more voluminous. And sheer textiles abound. Not to mention, the aughts-y details we’ve come to appreciate in 2019 look kitschier, more fun and a little more self-aware when the sun is shining; rhinestone-adorned crossbody bags look a little less self-serious when layered over your most casual summer duds.

Encapsulated in any summer tops selection is an array of absolutely delightful summer trends. And we have months to enjoy them. Given that, now seems like the worst possible time to kick my top shopping obsession—right?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

This slinky button-down is about to become the most-worn item in my wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

I hope 2019’s sheer clothing trend never dies.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A tie-front top so damn delightful I honestly can’t tear my eyes away.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

An easy (and comfy) way to get trendy style in a snap? Slip into a tie-dye tee, and let it do the work for you.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

I didn’t know tie-dye silk was a thing I needed in my life until I laid eyes on this button-down.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Available in three color iterations, so no matter what your palette of choice, you’re set.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A blouse that drips with vintage appeal.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A top versatile enough to take you anywhere this summer.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A crop top sure to render you a walking work of art.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Pretty sure we could all benefit from more clothing with dragons on it, right?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A knit absolutely fit for summer.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

It is tie-dye. It is sheer. It is pink. I am in sartorial heaven.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Real question: How many tropical print shirts can I buy before it’s a “problem”?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Fodder for comfy-cute summer layering.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A decidedly maximalist approach to summer prints.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Don’t sleep on the summer cami—it’s a necessity for a reason.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Floral mesh is the style juxtaposition I definitely didn’t know I needed.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

The kind of thing you (or at least, Ihope to dig out of a thrift store bin.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A go-to blouse sure to skew as casual or as dressy as you style it.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A button-down that doubles as a cardigan? Now that’s versatility.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

The kind of fringe-lined, tie-dye T-shirt you tried to DIY in middle school.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A tropical print top dripping with Warhol appeal.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Is it a dress? A cardigan? A top? I’m not sure—but I do know it’s cute.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Not your average patchwork summer top.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Love a kitschy print—and a kitschy palette.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

It is iridescent, sheer and cropped. What more could you possibly need to know?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Texture done in the most Anthropologie way possible.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

When your shirt is, really, one big ruffle, you can rest assured knowing you’ve taken thorough advantage of 2019’s ruffle trend.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

I’d call this one office-appropriate if it weren’t entirely transparent.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A long-sleeve tropical print button-down, because you deserve options.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

The more bows, the merrier.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Two tropical print tops—in one.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A no-fail blouse you’ll be whipping out for years to come.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Topshop called this a dress—but styled it like a top. I’ll just assume it’s the best of both worlds and move on.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A top so undoubtedly comfy you could live in it.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Patchwork, done the T-shirt way.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A surprising palette in an endlessly trendy summer silhouette. Yes, please.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Statement-making in and out of its matching set.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A paisley blouse as fit for the ’70s as it is for today.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A blouse worth dancing in, dining in, and doing everything else in, too.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A surprisingly fresh take on off-the-shoulder summer tops.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

At this point, the more tie-dye button-downs, the merrier.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

An oversized take on polka dots.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Wait a second—maxi top?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Three of summer’s most classically cute details—puff sleeves, lace, bows—wrapped up in a single wrap top.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Not your average T-shirt.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Paisley tie-front tops are enduring summer favorites.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Fit for parties, the bar, dinner—everywhere.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Undoubtedly one of the cutest ruched detail renditions I’ve laid eyes on this season.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

More tunics, please.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Not at all your average crop top.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A blouse that nods to summer’s crochet trend without going all in.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

What my wildest retro dreams are made of.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A tie-dye tank sure to remind you of the ocean every time you check yourself out in the mirror.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A dose of the ’70s that doesn’t feel too retro.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

The endlessly trendy slip dress, rendered in summer cami form.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

I told you sheer clothes were on the menu this summer.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

All kinds of obsessed with this versatile, puff-sleeve tunic.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

“Monochrome” and “tie-dye” were two words I never thought I’d enjoy seeing together—but, here we are.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Smocked, puff-sleeved and ever-so-slightly ruffled—oh my.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A cami that wants to take you everywhere this summer.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A top that doubles as a swim cover-up—and obviously, I’m here for the efficiency.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

So cute you’ll be looking for excuses to wear it everywhere.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Because button-downs are worthwhile investments, no matter the season.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

See what I mean about the aughts looking a little less self-serious in the summer?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A no-fail silhouette rendered in a no-fail color—yes, yes and more yes.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Leave it to Anthropologie to craft a tie-dye top that drips with elegance.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

There are so many adorable crop tops on offer I can hardly contain myself.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Because our collective tropical print obsession isn’t dissipating any time soon.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

More tie-dye, please.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Summer metallics are absolutely a thing—at least, they are now.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Because your work wardrobe deserves a tune-up, too.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Urban Outfitters also has matching polka dot bike shorts on offer. You’re welcome.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Sure to play well with any bottom in your closet.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Zebra is an endlessly underrated animal print—and this silky top just wants to rectify that.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Bustier tops are definitely having a moment.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

My button-down obsession knows no bounds, OK?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Puffy sleeves, done the denim way.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A summer-friendly take on the enduring snake print trend.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Can you tell I desperately need to re-up my cami selection?

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

A little wrap action. A little statement sleeve action. And a whole lot of surprising floral action.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

This print is all kinds of kitschy, and obviously, I love it.

STYLECASTER | All the Chic Summer Tops Worth Shopping Right Now

Is anyone else really into space dye right now? No one? Just me?

 

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A version of this story was originally published in May 2019. Updated July 2019.

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