8 Outfits That Prove This Affordable Basic Should Be Your Number One Purchase RN


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While a tank top might not be the most exciting of fashion items, this humble basic should never be underestimated. Its sartorial power lies in its simplicity. It's reliable, effortless, and one of the most-loved staples among the fashion set, adding a cool touch to different outfits.

While a basic tank never really goes out of style, the staple is having a moment thanks to its presence on S/S 23 runways and the fact so many fashion people are centering their outfits on it. Plenty of luxury brands are serving up covetable iterations of the staple (hello, Prada and Loewe), but you definitely don't need to spend a fortune on a tank to make your look feel extra trendy.

Whether you go for a '90s-inspired square neckline or a plunging scoop silhouette, summer is the perfect time to upgrade your tank. For inspiration on how to style your tank this spring and summer, we're sharing eight cool tank-top outfits that prove this affordable basic should be your number one purchase right now.


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Sometimes the chicest summer outfits are the simplest. Lean into the French vibe and pair a crisp white tank with straight-leg jeans and minimalist black accessories.

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Aimee Song proves a simple white tank top can look incredibly luxe when paired with an all-white outfit. Go for a long white maxi skirt and a sumptuous creamy coat for one seriously chic spring outfit.

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J.Crew's Olympia Gayot shows just how chic a gray tank can be when paired with white jeans, a black belt, and bold silver jewelry.

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Elegant and effortless. Go for an all-black look with a '90s-inspired black tank, maxi skirt, and ballet flats for an understated look that speaks volumes.

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Add a trend-forward touch to your white tank by styling it with of-the-moment metallic silver pants or silver miniskirt. Finish the look with a polished blazer for a vibe that's very spring 2023.

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A white tank top and black slip skirt are a match made in sartorial heaven because it is easy to transition from day to night with the addition of chic accessories.

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Add interest and dimension to a tonal palette of white and cream by pairing a simple tank with a wide-leg denim silhouette and plenty of textures, including woven sandals and an open-knit sweater.

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Take the simple approach by pairing a white knit tank with another key buy: tailored wide-leg trousers. Tan slides and a belt pull the look together.

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This article was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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.