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What bubbles to the top of your mind when you think of summer trends? So often, this time of year is associated with specific trend categories—e.g., sandals, swimwear, and dresses. And while there’s nothing wrong with wanting to know what the coolest shoes for the summer are, in a rush to focus on those more seasonal trends, we often forget that there are other fundamental wardrobe items worth our attention (ahem, tops). Don’t get me wrong; I love an outrageous trend just as much as the next girl. But I also know that the key to building a solid wardrobe, saving money, and being more sustainably-minded lies in investing in pieces you’ll wear daily.
If you clicked on this story, you have also realized that no trend is worth adopting unless you can style it with the staples already in your closet. And that’s even more true when thinking about top trends for the summer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought a cute top for the summer, only to realize it’s challenging to style, can’t be worn to work, or will likely be out of style by next summer—it’s not a great experience. So to prevent it from happening again (for myself and others), I’ve done hours of research to identify the six best summer top trends.
Based on scouring the spring/summer 2023 runways and our favorite retailers, I’ve narrowed it down to a solid list of shirts that bridge the gap between being both functional and timeless and trend-forward. So without further ado, here are which top trends are worth adding to your summer wardrobe…