The Affordable Basic Fashion Girls Can't Stop Wearing

If there’s one item fashion girls are wearing on repeat this season, it’s unquestionably the cropped tank top. While you may not give the simple basic that much thought, there’s no denying its considerable presence on Instagram. The top is not only ideal for the summer months upon us—easy to pair with shorts, skirts, and jeans alike—but it also (for the most part) comes with a very affordable price tag. Oh, and one more thing: A cropped tank top is immensely versatile—a piece you’ll reach for time and again (even into fall when you can layer under cardigans and knits). Style the cropped silhouette with high-waisted bottoms to keep the look polished, sleek, and fashion-forward.

Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite affordable cropped tops on the market right now. From ribbed styles to one-shoulder silhouettes and charming details, you won't regret adding one of these affordable basics to your wardrobe this season.


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Style Tip: A ribbed fabric always looks super luxe.


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Style Tip: A high neckline adds a polished touch to your ensemble.


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Style Tip: Pair a one-shoulder crop top with your preppy tennis whites for a modern look.


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Style Tip: A halter-neck silhouette is universally flattering.


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Style Tip: Knit tank tops are having a major moment this season and always look so expensive.


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Style Tip: Living in bike shorts? A high-neck tank top makes the perfect match.

Up next, eight summer trends fashion girls are wearing with their shorts right now.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.