4 Styles of White Tops You Need in Your Closet This Summer

These four tops will be your staple pieces.


White tops are so fun to mix and match with everything in your wardrobe, but sometimes a plain white tee can get boring. 

Since summer is the season of the white top (nothing better for showing off a real or faux tan), I thought it was time to upgrade my white top stash a bit. So, below I’ve listed the four different types of white tops you need to have in your wardrobe for maximum outfit options:

1. The Cropped Top

Products: Top – H&M, Bottoms – Madewell, Necklace – Forever 21, Bag – H&M, Shoes – DSW

This outfit is great for a day out shopping, or any place where you want to be comfortable but still look put-together. Instead of the basic white tee you might normally pair with this look, a smocked crop top with ruffles is a minimal yet girly pick that’s perfect for the summer season.

Since you will be on your feet all day, some comfy sneakers and a shoulder bag will keep you fuss-free! Finish with a simple and classic gold heart mini pendant necklace.

2. The Tie-Front Top

Products: Top – H&M, Bottoms – Abercrombie & Fitch, Backpack – ASOS, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Bracelet – Forever 21, Earrings – Forever 21

This outfit is great for those one-day road-trips where you’ll be sitting in the car for a while but will be out and about after three hours. Tie-front tops always look effortlessly cool, especially when paired with classic jean shorts. 

Bringing a small backpack along to fill with your snacks, water bottle, etc. is so much more convenient than holding everything! I definitely recommend you go this route if you’re road-tripping.

Lastly, slip on some flip-flops for the ease of removal in the car. Also, if you are going to be walking a lot, I recommend bringing a pair of sneakers to wear after the car ride!

3. The Embroidered Top

Products: Top – Forever 21, Bottoms – Abercrombie & Fitch, Earrings – Forever 21, Bracelet – Forever 21, Shoes – Lulu’s

This outfit is perfect for a casual family get-together. When you’re finally out of college for three-ish months, there’s bound to be a day when you’ll see your family relatives at a lunch or dinner gathering. 

As much as we’re used to throwing on a pair of jeans and t-shirt and calling it a day, this beautifully embroidered white-top will inspire you to put in some extra effort. A pair of hoop earrings and a bracelet are great for giving the look some extra fashion points.

As for shoes, sometimes it’s too hot to wear sneakers, so slip-on sandals (these ones are so on-trend right now) are always a great alternative!

4. The Patterned Top

Products: Top – Forever 21, Bottoms – ASOS, Bag – Urban Outfitters, Earrings – Forever 21, Shoes – Lulu’s

This outfit is great for a brunch date on a hot day! 

This cherry patterned crop top that cinches around your waist pairs perfectly with a flowy green midi-skirt. There have been tons of straw bags all over the streets and Instagram this summer, so incorporating that trend into this outfit gives it a summery vibe!

Lastly, a pair of dangly earrings and peachy sandals pull the whole look together.

What do you think?

What is your favorite type of white top? How would you style a white top? Let us know in the comments below!