My Closet Was Missing Casual Tops, so These Are the Results of My 9-Hour Search

I have a pretty robust wardrobe. My husband will willingly attest to it. He occasionally likes to remind me of all the hanger space my clothes take up in our shared closet. Then I occasionally like to remind him that he lives with a fashion editor. It’s true—my wardrobe doesn’t lack for much but every day this summer as I’ve gone to reach for something to wear with my shorts (because they’re all I’m living in at home right now) I suddenly realized that my closet is missing some very important pieces—casual tops. I’ve had several major closet cleanouts this year which has left me with a very small selection of relaxed tops that—to put it plainly—could do with an update. So I searched the internet high and low (9 hours to be exact!) to find the chicest casual tops in every category—from basic tank tops to trending camp shirts, read on to shop the very best of my finds. 

Tank Tops



Opt for a ribbed texture for an elevated look.

Pair this sweet cotton tank top with your denim shorts this summer.


A smocked tank top in a pretty pastel hue? Add to cart.

Add a little romance with lace details.

This is putting us in the summertime spirit. 

Relaxed Button-Down Shirts

A warm yellow hue is perfect for summer.

Wear over your bikini with high-waisted denim shorts.




Fashion girls are loving milkmaid style tops right now.

We can never say no to puff sleeves.




Camp Shirts



Wear over your swimsuit this summer.

Transport yourself to a tropical island.




Cropped Tops



A refreshing update to your casual top collection.

Lightweight Knits

Graphic Tees



Style with fun leggings (like above). 

Oversize graphic tee + bike shorts = a winning combination.

Wear with shorts now, and your jeans come fall.