The Best Styling Tips for the Top 5 Hottest Tops
Styling Tips

The Best Styling Tips for the Top 5 Hottest Tops

Whether you’re a girl who loves comfy t-shirts, long tunics, or a refined blouse, the trick to pulling off all of these tops is to style it correctly. Combine a top with the wrong bottoms or accessories, and you end up looking like you robbed your grandma’s rag bag. To help you step up your fashion game, we chose five of the hottest tops and put together some of the best styling tips to help you look your best when you slip into your favorites.

Top #1 – Tunics

SheIn Boxed Pleated Bishop Sleeve Tunic Top

SheIn Boxed Pleated Bishop Sleeve Tunic Top

$20.00

Is it a shirt? Is it a dress? Wear it wrong and a tunic will look sloppy. But as looks from the 1970s become hot again, tunics are on-trend right now. The good news – if you style them right you’ll knock it out of the park. And there’s far more to do with tunics than throwing one on over a pair of leggings (although leggings under a tunic are always a DO). 

Since tunics are extra long and oversized, make sure you balance them out by wearing slimming pants, whether it’s cropped trousers or skinny jeans. The trick is to keep the look slimmer on the bottom. One fashion blogger suggests adding heels if you’re going to wear a tunic, especially if you have shorter legs. Tunics can cut off your legs making you look shorter, so pick your favorite pumps to lengthen your legs.

Top #2 – Crop Top

Crop tops are hot, especially during the summer months. They’re loved by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Lupita Nyong’o. Of course, they’ve been around since the 1980s (made famous by Flashdance), and they’re just as trendy today. 

So how do you style them? One idea is to wear a crop top with high waisted pants. When the hem of your top is short, a high waist on your bottoms ensures you’re not showing too much skin. If you want a crop top look that’s perfect for all figures, Cosmo suggests going with a coordinated two-piece in horizontal stripes. 

Crop tops also look great with midi skirts, shorts, or your favorite pair of jeans. And remember, they don’t have to be skintight. Baggier fits can be a great option too, especially if you’re nervous about trying the style.

Rosegal Spaghetti Strap Plaid Print Buckle Strap Crop Top -45%

Rosegal Spaghetti Strap Plaid Print Buckle Strap Crop Top

$32 $17.90
Rosegal See Through Crop Top with Shorts

Rosegal See Through Crop Top with Shorts

$20.13
Instaslim InstantFigure Women's Compression Racer Back Crop Top

Instaslim InstantFigure Women's Compression Racer Back Crop Top

$33.00
Volcom Simply Solid Crop Top - Black - L

Volcom Simply Solid Crop Top - Black - L

$44.50
Azzedine Alaïa Denim Bustier Crop Top

Azzedine Alaïa Denim Bustier Crop Top

$1,150.00
FITZ + EDDI Striped Crop Top

FITZ + EDDI Striped Crop Top

$22.00
French Connenction Le Bulldog Heart Crop Top

French Connenction Le Bulldog Heart Crop Top

$38.00
French Connenction Tie-Dye Pride Crop Top

French Connenction Tie-Dye Pride Crop Top

$38.00
Red Carter Off-the-Shoulder Animal-Print Crop Top

Red Carter Off-the-Shoulder Animal-Print Crop Top

$124.00
All Things Mochi Coney Embroidered Crop Top

All Things Mochi Coney Embroidered Crop Top

$230.00
Carolina K Jenni Crop Top

Carolina K Jenni Crop Top

$225.00
Show Me Your Mumu Adeline Crop Top

Show Me Your Mumu Adeline Crop Top

$98.00
Lemlem Zinab Crop Top

Lemlem Zinab Crop Top

$195.00
Amur Amelia Floral Crop Top

Amur Amelia Floral Crop Top

$248.00
Alice Mccall Adorable Embroidered Crop Top

Alice Mccall Adorable Embroidered Crop Top

$360.00
Hemant And Nandita Floral Tie-Front Crop Top

Hemant And Nandita Floral Tie-Front Crop Top

$220.00
For Love & Lemons Peony Smocked Crop Top

For Love & Lemons Peony Smocked Crop Top

$150.00
Cotton On Women - The Ciera Graphic Crop Top - Woman/black

Cotton On Women - The Ciera Graphic Crop Top - Woman/black

$7.00

Top #3 – Button Down

The classic button down top – you’ve probably got a few hanging in your closet. While it’s a basic piece, it can actually be styled in some very creative, fun ways. Take a page from one of the biggest fashion icons of our time – Victoria Beckham– and wear a button down under a trendy vest. Take a sleeveless dress from summer to fall by wearing a button down underneath it. 

For a bit of edge, wear a classic white button down with a black leather skirt and over the knee leather boots. Layer it beneath your favorite sweater and let the collar peek out. Add a ‘90s vibe by tying it around your waist. If you’re really feeling adventurous, knot the bottom leave the top few buttons unbuttoned, and wear it as an off-the-shoulder top.

Top #4 – T-Shirts and Tees

Ramy Brook Josephine Top -70%

Ramy Brook Josephine Top

$325 $97.50

When you think comfort, you probably instantly think of those t-shirts and tees you have in your drawer. But your favorite t-shirts can go far beyond weekend wear or kicking around the house. For example, make it work-appropriate by layering a simple white tee beneath a sleek suit for a bit of edge. Pair an oversized t-shirt with a long black pencil skirt for a more polished look. 

A light tee can look great under a simple slip dress. Add the right hat and a pair of shades, and you’ve got a cool-girl vibe. You can even tuck a neutral tee into one of your feminine lace skirts for a look that’s perfect for a date night.

Top #5 – Blouse

A blouse, particularly a nice silk blouse, is a timeless wardrobe staple. Whether you’re heading out for a night on the town or going to work, an elegant blouse is a major workhorse to have in your closet. Keep a silk blouse laid back by styling it with a pair of jeans and simple pumps. Who What Wear suggests creating a fresh take on a classic blouse by pairing a pastel blouse with a pair of pants in a different pastel. It’s unexpected and perfect for a day at the office. 

For the summer months, a one-shoulder blouse makes a perfect choice that’s light and sexy. A white blouse that’s off the shoulder or a one-shoulder style will look cool and fresh. The bow blouse is a must-have in your wardrobe, too. Add it to a pencil skirt for work or wear it with jeans and sky-high pumps for a night out.

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