The Wardrobe Basic Everyone Should Own in 2020, Starting at $10


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A good tank top is a wardrobe must-have, and that's a fact. I'm a firm believer that there are just some wardrobe basics that I think everyone should own. And yes, I mean everyone. I don't care if your style is minimal or maximal, edgy or classic, or if you're 20 or 60, I'm convinced there's no closet that won't benefit from a really great tank top—specifically a racerback tank, especially a ribbed one.

To prove just how useful they are, I'm showcasing the myriad ways fashion girls are wearing the staple. Whether they're dressing it up with trousers and chunky jewelry, wearing it casually with loose jeans and sandals, or even lounging around the house with a tank and briefs, it's about as versatile a wardrobe basic as they come. What's more, I found the best racerback tank tops the internet has to offer, starting at just $10. Scroll down to shop them all and fill up on styling inspiration. 


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Style Tip: The calling card of a great wardrobe staple is one that you can dress up or down.


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Style Tip: Loose-fit denim, sleek mules, and a racerback tank is truly the hero outfit of 2020.


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Style Tip: Fashion girls love to accessorize with pearl necklaces and a shoulder bag.


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Style Tip: While we're transitioning our wardrobes from summer to fall, swap out your denim shorts for a slip skirt with your tanks.


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Style Tip: Try a '90s approach by wearing your tank with a maxi skirt and fancy flip-flops.


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Style Tip: Plain tank feeling boring? Try this genius styling trick and pull both straps to the same side for an asymmetrical moment.


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Style Tip: Approved for lounging around the house, too.

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.