Future You Is Gonna Look Really Good in These 8 Summer Top Trends

I practically live in jeans and slouchy trousers, so great tops are a staple in my wardrobe. Looking to the season ahead, there are so many trendy summer tops on the horizon that are already starting to bubble up among the fashion set. If you have summer on the mind as I do, you're probably already shopping for some warm-weather looks—and I have all of the cool top trends you'll want to add to your cart.

This summer, there really is something for everyone when it comes to fashion-forward tops. Midriff-bearing tops take on the rising "naked" trends that are set to be everywhere, oversize button-downs offer up a directional way to wear comfortable clothing, and padded elbow-sleeve tees introduce a trendy take on the basic T-shirt. But there are plenty more to know about. Ahead are the eight trendy summer tops that you're about to see on the fashion set.

Midriff-Baring Tops

Trendy summer tops: midriff-baring tops



I can't get enough of the midriff-baring tops that are everywhere on the market right now. Pair them with a mini or maxi skirt, and then add a fun pair of heels.

Oversize Button-Downs

Trendy summer tops: oversize button-downs



Add an oversize button-down over denim, swimwear, or micro-shorts to tap into one of the biggest top trends for summer. I particularly love all of the bold shades on the market right now like lime green and bubblegum pink.

Black-and-White Prints

Trendy summer tops: black and white prints



Brands like Chanel and Matteau have beautiful black and white printed tops in their current collections and the fashion set can't get enough of them. Style one over a bikini top and relaxed trousers.

Bust Detail Tops

One of the coolest micro-trends on the S/S 21 runways? Interesting bust detail pieces. Already a favorite among the fashion set, look for tops from brands including Lirika Matoshi, Area, and Christopher John Rogers.

Retro Florals

Trendy summer tops: retro florals



Retro florals are happening in a major way at the moment. From swimwear to tops, these throwback prints add a major dose of fun to any look.

Underwater Prints

Most notably seen in Versace's S/S 21 collection, underwater prints featuring seashells and starfish are having a moment. This is the first thing I'll be packing in my suitcase once I plan a vacation.

Padded Elbow-Sleeve Tees

Trendy summer tops: padded elbow-sleeve tees



Elbow-sleeve tees with padded shoulders are picking up steam. These give an editorial spin to a basic tee and this editor is snapping them up. I especially love the fun prints from designers like The Attico and Retrofête.

Knitted Tops

Knits for summer? They're about to be big. Be on the lookout for crochet tank tops with cool designs ranging from stripes to florals to patchwork.

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