The Pretty, Affordable Shirt Trend European Women Love Is All Over the Internet

We've reached that time of year when it's too hot to wear anything but items made of very lightweight fabrics in light colors. Linen, poplin, and silk reign supreme during these sweltering days. One of the best ways to wear these fabrics in the summer is via a pretty white top, the trend every chic European woman on Instagram is posting as of late.

Breezy white tops are a summer staple, but this summer, they seem more popular than ever—especially in places like Paris, Madrid, and Copenhagen. Stylish European women are dedicated to wearing this top on both the city streets and the shores with skirts, shorts, capri pants, and denim. Of course, Americans are also fans of summer's prettiest top trend, which you can find en masse via brands like Reformation, Mango, and Dôen. If you're feeling as inspired as I am to add a new pretty white top or two to your summer wardrobe, keep scrolling to shop some of my affordable favorites.

Woman wearing a summery white top and shorts.

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French woman wearing a white summery top

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Woman wearing a white top, jeans, and flip-flops.

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Woman wearing a white top, black pants, and flip-flops.

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French woman wearing a white top and carrying a Dior bag.

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French woman wearing a white top and black pants.

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Woman wearing a white top and white pants.

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Woman wearing a white top, white miniskirt, and white sneakers.

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.