You know those “tricky” tops you’re seeing all over Instagram—the ones with exaggerated sleeves, balloon arms, puffed shoulders, and ruffle details? We’re predicting that they’ll be the It item for summer.
What’s great about these tops is that crafting a statement-making outfit becomes pretty easy. The perfect partner to relaxed jeans, wide-leg pants, and short skirts, they are surprisingly versatile. The trend isn’t exactly new, but it’s certainly showing no signs of slowing down. Since so many designers have a version of the top, too, the good news is they’re available at every price point. So if you haven’t already tried them out, there’s no better time to give it a spin. Ahead, we’re breaking down exactly how to wear the style for the summer months ahead.
Keep reading to see how fashion girls are wearing them, and then shop 17 of our favorite styles.
Style yours with white jeans and a pair of espadrilles.
The perfect poolside look? A cropped statement top with wide-leg pants and a straw bag.
Wear yours off the shoulder to showcase cool jewelry.
Tops with a belt offer a waist-cinching effect.
Show off your waist with the adjustable tie.
A fresh summer upgrade from your older wrap tops.
Statement sleaves are a must this summer!
Pair this statement top with basic denim and staple sandals.
Channel your inner retro girl with this vintage-style piece.
Play with the placement of this top.
Channeling a beachside dinner with these chic stripes.
The perfect addition to your warm-weather wardrobe.
Choose this modernized button-down for date night.
Opt for this affordable gingham option.
This smocked waist is the answer to show off your curves.
This black number is perfect for your next night out.
Tie your hair up to expose your shoulders this summer.
This fun cut is perfect for warm summer afternoons.
Match this blouse with a fun pair of statement earrings.
Ruffled tops are necessary for your summer wardrobe!