January 4, 2013
It's not quite spring, admittedly, but it's never too early to start easing into the biggest trends of the upcoming season. While some looks will have to wait--knee-high gladiators, we're talking to you--others are perfect for this transitional time. Case in point: the '80s-influenced popover top. Short-sleeved and boxy, but with feminine appeal, this silhouette appeared on countless runways, including Marc Jacobs, Etro, and Fendi, and lent everything from slouchy trousers to ladylike midi skirts a fresh look. With so many unique and eye-catching designer iterations to choose from, we've deemed this piece a wardrobe essential. Scroll through today's slideshow for an assortment of inspired-by tops to try now.