To know me is to know that I absolutely live for cute summer tops! These are must buys when building a warm weather wardrobe because they can be styled with any separate for an eye-catching look. A special top can be the starting point for endless outfit inspiration, so I stay on the lookout for them all season. It’s always a joy to see what detailing draws me in, from floral prints to eyelet, ruffles, puff sleeves, and smocking!
They may not be as versatile as other summer essentials, like tank tops and t-shirts, but that’s part of what makes them so great. Building a wardrobe involves acquiring both practical and statement pieces, and summery tops definitely fall into the latter category.
This season I’ve picked up a few that I know I’ll love for years to come, including the Zimmermann sleeveless top in this post (one of my favorite boho feminine brands). This Veronica Beard halter top (last seen here), this off-the-shoulder top (last seen here), and this puff-sleeve top (last seen here) are others I’ve worn all summer.
If you’re on the prowl for an ideal summertime top, keep scrolling to shop my picks for this year’s 30 best summer tops for women.
30 Cute Summer Tops for Women
Where to Buy Cute Summer Tops
My go-tos for cute summer tops are contemporary brands with price points in the $150 to $300 range. A few swoon-worthy favorites are Cinq a Sept, Veronica Beard, Ulla Johnson, Veronica Beard, Reiss, Alexis, Joanna Ortiz, Caroline Constas, Reformation, Doen, and Cara Cara. However, I try to budget for only 1-2 a season since they are pricier.
For budget-friendly summery women’s tops, I look to J.Crew, H&M, Zara, MANGO, Endless Rose, ASTR the Label, 1. State, and AQUA by Bloomingdales.
What to Look for in a Summer Top
Here are four pointers to keep in mind when shopping for summer blouses:
- Look for styles that will pair with the widest variety of separates, like skirts, lightweight denim, shorts, and wide-leg trousers.
- Shop for lightweight fabrics, such as cotton, silk, and linen, which will keep the top breathable and cool.
- For airflow, search for voluminous silhouettes, oversized styles and billowy bodices, puff sleeve blouses, crochet, and eyelet.
- Follow your intuition. Cute summer tops are “emotional” pieces. If you love a top, you’ll feel amazing in it no matter how it’s styled.