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Trending Tops for Women for Every Occasion

Generally, we suggest a less-is-more approach to building a capsule wardrobe. However, tops aren’t something you want to have in short supply, considering that they can completely change the vibe of an outfit. Plus, they offer a simple way to lean into the trends of the season, be it ruffles, statement shoulders or cutouts. Ahead, we’ll go through the essential top styles to have on hand so that you’re prepared for any occasion.




It doesn’t get more classic than the blouse, which typically has a longer hemline and modest neckline. For those who venture into the office, our long sleeve tops for women are an easy workwear win. Try an elegant satin top tucked into a pencil skirt, or pair one of our flutter sleeve Gramercy shirts with dress pants (like the bestselling Editor). While a little more sophisticated, these blouses go far beyond conference calls and meetings. Simply layer a button-down over a crop top or pair your Gramercy shirt with shorts for a more casual look.

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Camis & Tanks


No matter the season, layers are your friend, which is why camis and tanks are wardrobe staples. Our fitted bra camis create the perfect base for looks to suit any dress code. Add a tailored blazer and dark wash high-waisted jeans for a more professional feel, or throw on a faux leather jacket for a night out with the girls. Tank tops, on the other hand, work well on their own and come in a wide range of styles, from halter neck to one shoulder to corset-inspired.

¾ Sleeve Tops


A little more casual than their long sleeve counterparts, three-quarter sleeve tops offer a fun twist on the classic button-up. Here, you’ll find relaxed Portofino shirts in vibrant colors and prints that can be dressed up or down. You also can’t go wrong with a Dolman tee created with a supersoft, wear-all-day fabric. Choose from a v-neck or crew neck, add your favorite jeans or leggings and accessorize with layered necklaces.

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Chances are, you find yourself reaching for a tee on a weekly or even daily basis. Every closet needs a few of these basics (we’re especially fond of the simple white tee), ideally in a range of different fabrics, necklines and fits. You’ll want something with more elevated details, like a mock neck, a long sleeve option for cooler months and a few solid hues you can mix and match with the rest of your wardrobe.

Portofino Shirts


If you’ve been around here for a while, you know how much we love our Portofino shirts. Simply put, this is the button-down to end all button-downs. Flattering and endlessly versatile, our Portofino shirts offer so many prints and colors to choose from. A striped linen-blend style is essential for hot summer days, while the boyfriend silhouette is designed to give you that oversized fit you’re after. And as far as styling goes, there’s nothing these shirts don’t look good with—button halfway over jeans, wear as a coverup over a swimsuit, tuck into a miniskirt…you get the idea. 

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