Tees, Tanks & Blouses: The Essential Top For Every Occasion

We’re rapidly approaching Spring, which is right about the time a lot of us decide to set aside our winter clothes in favor of lighter wears and transitional pieces. If you’ve ever felt a staleness in your closet after pulling out your collection of spring picks from years prior, you’re not alone. Sometimes, all your closet needs to shake things up is a great top. Tops have more flexibility and wearability than dresses, and are easy to insert for trending colors, patterns and details.
We’ve canvased the shirt scene to create a fabulous edit of must-have basic tops, work tops, tank tops and more! You’ll find more than divisive trends like crop tops here – we’ve included cuts and styles that hit a wide variety of taste. Check out our favorites and shop the collection below!

Want more tops flawlessly tailored to your wardrobe and style? Wardrobe styling services by Meg Gallagher, Personal Stylist Los Angeles can be found here!

A Los Angeles Personal Stylist Recommends… Meg’s Favorites:

The Best Basic White Tee: All Saints Anna White Tee
This All Saints tee has a slightly wider crew, and is SUPER flattering!

Anna Cuffed Sleeve Tee

The Best Top To Go With Jeans: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Striped Lila Top
The Striped Lila Top’s blue stripes pair perfectly with jeans for a casual work look. It’s length and shape makes this piece flattering and versatile, allowing you to tuck the front, tuck the whole shirt or leave it out depending on your preference. It’s flattering neckline and detailed cuff gives formality without being fussy.

Lila Cotton Top

The Best Work Layer: Veronica Beard’s Draya Short Sleeve Button Shoulder Tee
This tee has great stretch and layers beautifully under a jacket for a polished look, yet has strong details to merit as a standalone piece. Size up if you want it less fitted!

Draya Short Sleeve Button Shoulder Tee

The Most Flattering Choice For Inserting Trend: Lorna Off The Shoulder Reiss Sweater
This Lorna Reiss sweater is a GREAT piece for work! It’s cut highlights the neck, clavicle and shoulder; creating a universally flattering look for women of any body type. The piece is offered in black (great basic color) or camel (great transitional color for spring). Size this piece up or down depending on the look you prefer.

Lorna Off the Shoulder Rib Sweater

Must-Have Basic Tops for Casual Work Days (Long Sleeves, Knits & More)

We love these smart basic tops that possess comfort and closet longevity for all your go-to casual work outfits! Wear these pieces with your favorite trousers, skirts, jeans and more.

outfit via Pinterest
Lightweight Slinky Wiley Knit Top
Airweight Scoop Neck Bodysuit
Coralee Puff Sleeve Work Top
Cio Top
Eva Puff Sleeve T-Shirt
Pointelle Tee
The Ophi Vee
Shrunken Polo

2024’s Trending Basic Tank Tops

Tank top trends in 2024 include classic scoop necks, a wide range of thick to thin straps, along with cut outs, one-shoulders and even button-ups.

outfit via Getty images
Splendid 1×1 Tank Top
Verona Spaghetti Tank
Vince Scoop Neck Tank
Supima Cotton Essential Sleeveless Tank
Button Up Tank
One Shoulder Tank
Mock Neck Cut Out Tank
AGOLDE Bianca Tank

Swapping The Plain White Tee

Wondering what to wear with your jeans? These simple swap-outs to the plain white tee allow you effortless casual outfit ideas.

outfit via @orlaitthmelia_
Stripe Pleated Puff Sleeve Top
Lunai Tee
Le Mid Rise V Neck Tee
Carys Deep Scoop Tee
Darcy Knit Top
The Silk White Tee
Bree Baby Tee
Rails Reza Top
Ruffle Sleeve Top, Available Multiple Colors
Reverie Ruched Top

Trending Ruched, Off-The-Shoulder, Tube Tops & Vest Tops

These top silhouettes are trending for Spring/Summer 2024. Wear them for casual days out or going out!

Raw Edge Strapless Top
Susana Monaco Tube Top
Ribbed Seamless Tube
Navy Leo Vest
Lucca Milk Tie Vest
The Knit Favorite Vest
Gigi Long Sleeve, Available in Multiple Colors
Abana Draped Off Shoulder Top
Off Shoulder Top NA-KD
Off the Shoulder Nora Top

Elevated Blouses and Tops for Work and Going Out

Say goodbye to feeling frumpy in your work outfit – we’re loving these chic workwear tops that work perfectly back to classic workwear essentials like trousers, blazers and midi skirts. Trend-right ruching, pattern, metallics and color keep these pieces feeling just right for an elevated 2024 wardrobe update.

photo via @naninvintage
Eva Top
McKenna Twist Detail Top
Elio Knit Top
Frame Gillian Top
The Ember Printed Blouse
V Ruched Top
Layerable Lace Top
Paige Floral Top
Pinstripe Slim Shirt
Simple Vest
Sei Drape Top
Enza Twist Top
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