Meet Summer's Most Wearable Trend- The Boxy Top

It’s more flattering than you think!

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    PHOTO: Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

    The boxy shirt is quite possibly the most versatile top trend to emerge in recent memory. It works for any occasion—from work to the weekend—plus there are iterations for every budget, from high-end designer pieces to high street versions. Read on for our styling tips and favorite options, and let us know how you like to style your boxy top in the comments!

    Image via Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

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    PHOTO: Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

    When in doubt, pair a boxy shirt with slim pants. Your legs will look slimmer than ever, thanks to the flattering contrast in proportions.

    Image via Jamie Chung of What The Chung? 

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    PHOTO: Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

    Look for shirt styles that are slightly cropped, without necessarily being a crop top (too-long styles will mask your figure). While we love how a boxy top looks with fitted pieces, you can also wear it with slouchier pants or jeans; just make sure the shirt is on the shorter side.

    Image via Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What 

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    PHOTO: Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

    Try layering a button-down shirt under a boxy top for a borrowed-from-the-boys look. Pair with a miniskirt for contrast.

    Image via Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules 

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    PHOTO: Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

    We love a boxy top styled with a sleek pencil skirt for the office—so chic.

    ​Image via Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe 

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    10 Crosby Derek Lam 2 in 1 Combo Sleeveless Top ($345) in Grey

    The built-in layering is on-point. 

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    Acne Studios Wonder Boxy T-Shirt ($100) in Royal Blue

    Cobalt blue is ultra flattering. 

     

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    3.1 Phillip Lim Dandelion Embellished Silk Top ($332)

    This feminine top plus boyfriend jeans equals the perfect sartorial juxtaposition. 

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    Anine Bing Vintage Graphic Tank Top ($119)

    It’s hard to resist this graphic tank. Just add cut-off denim shorts and gladiator sandals for your weekend summer uniform. 

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    J.Crew Linen Pocket Tee ($55) in Marbled Persimmon

    This shirt exemplifies casual schoolgirl chic style to a T. 

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    Robert Rodriguez Deep V Boxy Tee ($265) in Black

    The sheer detail on this tee is sexy yet sleek. 

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    Madewell Denim Daisydot Top ($72) in Daisy Dots

    Everything about this swingy denim shirt is swoon-worthy. 

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    ASOS T-Shirt ($61) in Hawaiian Print

    Meet your new go-to summer top.

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    rag & bone Oda Top ($325) in Limelight

    This structured boxy shirt screams: cool girl. 

     

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    Current/Elliott The Raw Edge Top ($188) in Summer Storm

    We love the subtle ‘90s-inspired details on this frayed top.

     

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    We The Free Boxy Crop Stripe Tee ($48) in Black/White Stripe

    You’ll reach for this classic tee every weekend. 

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    Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt ($60) in Blue

    Chambray and a boxy shape is a match made in shirt heaven. 

     

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    Rebecca Taylor Short Sleeve Enchanted Garden Voile Tee ($250) in Melon Combo

    Gauzy, floral perfection in shirt-form doesn’t come along every day. 

     

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    alice and olivia Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop Top ($154) in Black/Off White

    Pair with skinny, high-waisted black cropped pants for instant French-girl style. 

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    Vince Geometric Print Silk Tee ($265) in Coastal Combo

    This is the perfect boxy tee for the office. 

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    Ella Moss Surfer Stripe Boxy Tee ($128) in Sunset

    If you’re trying to inject some color into your wardrobe, consider this tee. 

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    Equipment Mina Bright White Orchard Blossom Print Shirt ($188)

    The citrus and floral print on this boxy, silky shirt embodies summer in every way. 

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    Zara Two-Tone Polo Shirt ($60) in Pink

    We’re predicting a polo shirt resurgence any day now.

    Check out another shirt trend we love for summer: The Must-Have Top You Need Now (And The Most Flattering Way To Wear It)

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Dandelion Embellished Silk Top

Dandelion Embellished Silk Top

3.1 Phillip Lim, $332
SHOP
2 in 1 Combo Sleeveless Top

2 in 1 Combo Sleeveless Top

10 Crosby Derek Lam, $345
SHOP
Wonder Boxy T-Shirt

Wonder Boxy T-Shirt

Acne Studios, $100
SHOP
Two-Tone Polo Shirt

Two-Tone Polo Shirt

Zara, $60
SHOP
Vintage Graphic Tank Top

Vintage Graphic Tank Top

Anine Bing, $119
SHOP
T-Shirt

T-Shirt

ASOS, $61
SHOP
Surfer Stripe Boxy Tee

Surfer Stripe Boxy Tee

Ella Moss, $128
SHOP
The Raw Edge Top

The Raw Edge Top

Current/Elliott, $188
SHOP
Mina Bright White Orchard Blossom Print Shirt

Mina Bright White Orchard Blossom Print Shirt

Equipment, $188
SHOP
Linen Pocket Tee

Linen Pocket Tee

J.Crew, $55
SHOP
Deep V Boxy Tee

Deep V Boxy Tee

Robert Rodriguez, $265
SHOP
Oda Top

Oda Top

rag & bone, $325
SHOP
Geometric Print Silk Tee

Geometric Print Silk Tee

Vince, $265
SHOP
Short Sleeve Enchanted Garden Voile Tee

Short Sleeve Enchanted Garden Voile Tee

Rebecca Taylor, $250
SHOP
Boxy Crop Stripe Tee

Boxy Crop Stripe Tee

We The Free, $48
SHOP
MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt

MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt

Topshop, $60
SHOP
Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop Top

Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop Top

alice and olivia, $154
SHOP
Denim Daisydot Top

Denim Daisydot Top

Madewell, $72
SHOP
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