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.
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.
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.
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.