After a winter season filled with cold, snowy weather and days that get dark way too early, we can look forward to the advent of spring. And with the sun shining longer and the weather getting warmer, it’s time to put the chunky knit sweaters and long wool pants away and replace them with summery, colorful tops, shorts, skirts, and sandals. If you are revamping your spring and summer wardrobe, here are a few of the best tops to consider adding to your collection.
A cotton crewneck T-shirt in a solid color like yellow, navy, or pink is an unbeatable staple that belongs in every woman’s closet. It’s so simple and understated, yet so easy to mix and match with a variety of bottoms and can be enhanced with tastefully selected pieces of jewelry. The cotton material is soft, comfy, and durable. It’s the ultimate casual top perfect for getting some grocery shopping done, taking the kids to the park, or just hanging around the house on a glorious Saturday afternoon. If you really love a good ol’ fashioned cotton crewneck T-shirt, you may even want to consider getting a few crewneck tees in various colors.
Another easy warm weather top to throw on when you don’t have much time to piece together an outfit, yet you need something to make you look polished and sharp, is the cotton tank top. A cotton tank top should be found right next to the cotton crewneck T-shirt in your closet. And one of the most distinguishable qualities about a cotton tank top is the endless variety in color and design. There are classic, neutral colors like gray, white, and black as well as more playful colors like peach, pink, green, and amethyst. Both styles are very fitting for the spring and summer season. And a striped tank top is about as much of a wardrobe staple as a solid-colored tank top, so consider adding one or two to your closet. And when incorporating a cotton tank top into your spring or summer outfit, you can choose to wear it long and loose over denim shorts, tucked into khaki pants with a thin belt, or tucked into straight-leg or skinny jeans. That’s the fabulous thing about simple tops like the cotton crewneck tee and the cotton tank top: because they are just simple, straightforward articles of clothing that can be paired with so many different pieces, thus creating endless outfit choices.
Although the arrival of spring brings warmer temperatures, it’s not necessarily going to be balmy weather all day long. Say it’s in the 70s throughout the day but by later in the evening the temperatures start to dip. You’re still out at your son’s baseball game as the weather starts to cool off. In instances like this, you’re going to want a women’s cardigan sweater on hand. The material is more lightweight than something like a cashmere or chenille sweater, but it’s long-sleeve and warm enough to keep you from getting too chilly on a late spring or summer night. Plus if you get the sweater in a vibrant spring color like a light pink or pastel yellow or green it really plays up that cherry spring feel. Wear it over a cotton tank top and choose to button it up or keep it open, depending on the weather. Pair it with some dark denim straight leg jeans and a pair of flats and you are totally prepared for all sorts of variations in the weather.
Cotton is casual and sometimes you need another material that is more appropriate for a business setting or other formal environment. When it comes time to dress it up a bit, you can’t beat a short-sleeve soft pleated blouse. The pleated front is just enough of a design to give off that hue of understated elegance, and getting it in a solid color like blue or gray makes it sharp and eye-catching without being distracting. Another great aspect of a women’s short-sleeve blouse is its versatility. It can be worn with straight-leg black pants or leggings and ballet flats or with a gray pencil skirt. It can be worn to the office, to a brunch party with girlfriends, at a church event, or any other occasion when you need to sport an effortlessly sophisticated springtime outfit.
We have just provided a few examples of high quality, warm weather tops for women. Do your own research and see what works best for your style. There is so much variety that you’ll have no trouble finding the best tops for you that will last all season long and pair beautifully with the other pieces in your closet.