The 5 Tops Every Woman Should Have In Her Closet

Just like a swipe of red lipstick or a little black dress, some things will never go out of style. We’d like to include the following five tops in the aforementioned category, and we think you’ll agree too. 

From the perfect slouchy tee to a crisp collared button-down shirt, scroll down for the classic shirts that you’ll wear time after time.


1. Denim Shirt


Sincerely Jules

On Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules: Madewell Indigo Linen Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($80) in Raindrop; Madewell Denim Boyshorts ($65) in Black; Aritzia Babaton Antony Hat ($33) in Natural; Birkenstock Arizona Sandals ($80) in Beige; Emporio Armani Slim Black Watch with Steel Bracelet ($345) in Silver.

Madewell Indigo Linen Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Raindrop ($80)

Lately we’re all about indigo hues, and this shirt is no exception. 

NIC+ZOE Drapey Denim Layer Bloues in Pale Denim ($68)

A sleeveless version of the denim staple is perfect for summertime.

Acne Wave Denim Shirt ($182)

Acne may be known for their innovative designs, but it seems they do the classics just as well.

On Jaime Chung of What The Chung: Reese + Riley Drew Blazer ($385); Finders Keeper Someday Cami ($90) in Ivory; Elizabeth and James Hayden Mesh-Overlay Pencil Skirt.

Finders Keepers Someday Cami in Ivory ($90)

Isn’t it funny how the addition of something as simple as a little extra strap can take a camisole from standard to standout?

Parker Cut Out back Spaghetti Strap Silk Cami ($178)

We’d like to nominate melon as the official colour of summer.

Tibi Leather & Silk Camisole ($365)

The Chantilly lace lining feels like a luxurious touch. 

3. White Collared Shirt


Look de Pernille

On Pernille Teisbaek of Look De Pernille: RIKA shirt; Zara skirt; Tabitha Simmons Alexa Bicolor Patent Leather Flats ($645) in Black White; Inwear belt; Filippa K Charlie Sunglasses ($273) in Turtle.

NIC+ZOE Modern Blouse in Paper White ($108)

Small details, like the elongated cuff, make this pick feel special. 

Scoop NYC Airy Button Down Shirt ($178)

Swap in this airy viscose iteration for summer. 

On Mija of Creators of Desire: Basike Scoop V-Neck T-Shirt ($108) in White; One Teaspoon jeans; have2have Black Pointy Heels ($45); Tattly Temporary Tattoos; Iwona Ludyga Silver Skull Bracelet on Silver Chain ($172).

Reiss Paro Silk Front T-Shirt in Faint Rose ($86)

We may be easily impressed by little luxurious details, but isn’t the silk panel on this tee the coolest?

Leith Oversized V-Neck Tee in Charcoal ($36)

Take it from us: it’s hard to find the perfect slouch, and this t-shirt has it.

5. Silk Button-Down Shirt


Simon Birk

On Blame it on Fashion: Inwear cardigan, Gaine1 Sleeveless Sheer Shirt ($60), Disseo P Printed Low Crotch Pants ($77) in Black/White.

Inwear Gaine1 Sleeveless Sheer Shirt ($67)

This top is proof that affordable and adorable aren’t mutually exclusive. 

Equipment Signature Washed-Silk Shirt ($210)

If you’re wondering which colour silk shirt to get, may we suggest a nude-meets-peach? It will go with everything in your closet.

Equipment Sleeveless Snakeskin Print Blouse ($228)

Leave it to Equipment to make brightly coloured snakeskin print look sophisticated.


Are you well-stocked with these staples for summertime? What's your grab-and-go classic look? Let us know in the comments below!