A look at my calendar confirms it: Summer is inching nearer. But while the prospect of having a "normal" summer is still very up in the air, this is for certain: The temperatures will still rise, the sun will still shine, and my wardrobe will still crave all the dainty warm-weather pieces it's used to seeing this time of year. So even if I'm relegated to showing off my summer wardrobe in the privacy of my back patio or to an unwitting pedestrian looking up at my fire escape, then so be it because the new-arrivals sections at a few of my go-to sites are inundated with the prettiest summer tops, and honestly, just scrolling through them is an uplifting activity I recommend.
The top styles I'm eyeing right now also happen to hit on some of the biggest trends—shocker—and include all the puffy sleeves, a few asymmetrical necklines that nod to the '90s, and, of course, a few fun tie-dye pieces. Pretty soon, summer will feel real, and I wouldn't be surprised if many of these tops were the first to sell out (yeah, I have good taste—I said it), so now is the time to snatch them up before they do. Just saying!
Want to find out which pretty tops I have my eye on (and a few I might have already ordered)? Here, shop the styles I love from the retailers that always come through, namely Nordstrom, Shopbop, and H&M.