Your summer tops don’t have to go away when fall comes around. These fashionable yet practical tops are the perfect option for any woman who wants to look effortlessly chic. Here’s our list of 10 summer tops you can wear year-round.
Every woman needs a lightweight turtleneck in her wardrobe. When we say lightweight, think of organic fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk. That way, the materials will keep you cool during the spring and summer, but you can layer up during the fall and winter months to stay warm. When you want to put minimal effort into your outfit yet still look polished, pair your turtleneck with a fitted blazer, high-waisted trousers, and red statement heels. You can go up a size if you want a looser turtleneck and then wear them with culottes or gauchos for a more modern twist.
What’s a mock turtleneck, you ask? It’s like a laid-back turtleneck, one with a lower and usually looser collar that isn’t turned over. Mock turtlenecks are practical wardrobe pieces that are just as easy to style as traditional turtlenecks. You can wear it whether you’re reading a book on your porch on a summer evening or getting ready for a cozy winter date night. It’ll go beautifully with a plaid mini skirt and thigh-high boots. Pair it with a colorful maxi skirt and ankle boots.
From that warm summer afternoon, you spend at the beach to that Monday morning meeting back to the office in autumn; there are plenty of ways to style tunic tops. This versatile summer top easily layers with a cozy women’s cardigan sweater. Keep it under a denim jacket for a more casual look. Play around with different fabrics for airy texture, like a mesh jacket in a pretty pink pastel color.
The tank top is the quintessential summer top. It can also be worn year-round. Pull it over a dress. Layer it under blouses or other shirts. Wear it underneath a tunic sweater. Pair your tank top during the cool-weather months with black or dark brown leather pants. Keep it casual with joggers and sneakers.
A T-shirt is the kind of top you’ll want to wear all year long. What’s easier to style than a basic tee? A T-shirt is a blank canvas for your imagination. Wear it with black sneakers and animal print leggings. Try wearing gray sweats or cropped black leggings with your tee. Look like an off-duty model when you pair high-rise denim and white sneakers with your tee.
Polo shirts add a preppy polish to any ensemble. Do yoga on the beach in the summer when you’re wearing a polo shirt. Enjoy a round of golf in the spring with a polo. Wear it underneath a sweater during the fall. Give the polo shirt some attitude by pairing it with a leather jacket or bomber jacket.
Show off a bit of midriff with the crop top. Transition your summer crop top into the fall by wearing it with a plaid blazer, silver heels, and tailored trousers. Make a statement when you wear your crop top with animal print pants and heels in a matching print. Polish off the look with layered necklaces and stacked rings.
A cardigan sweater can be layered or worn on its own as a top. Try wearing a knit cardigan with sneakers and a midi skirt. Wear a cardigan sweater on its own as a top and pair it with a mini skirt in a floral print. Go for a cardigan sweater in a fun pattern and wear it with a solid color maxi skirt.
For form and function, you’re going to want to wear a women’s oxford shirt this year. Opt for ones made from breathable and organic fabrics so you can wear them through all the seasons. Pair it with tailored trousers and pumps when you want a more business casual look. Dress it down with skinny jeans and low-top canvas sneakers. Wear it for your next night out by wearing it with white denim and color-block heels.
When you think of flannel, you think of fall and pumpkin spice lattes. The truth is that you can actually wear flannel all year long. You’ll want flannel made from comfortable 100% cotton so that it’s totally breathable. That way, you’ll be warm during the classic fall and winter months yet cool during the summer. Wear the sleeves long or rolled up so you’ll have all-season versatility. Wear your flannel shirt with jean shorts and strappy sandals during the summer and black women’s workout leggings and cozy boots during the winter.
With any of these transitional summer top options, you’ll have the breezy style of a summer top that can easily layer with anything else in your wardrobe for warmth all year long. From the shore to the ski chalet, you’ll have plenty of reasons to wear your summer tops year-round.