We don't always give the basics in our closets the credit they deserve—after all, it's easy to get distracted by whatever flashy piece we're coveting at the moment. But we think it's high time we showed a little appreciation for a wardrobe staple that just about everyone owns: the V-neck top.
As Bella Hadid demonstrated last month in Cannes, the flattering style lays the perfect foundation for a simple, streamlined outfit with minimal bells and whistles. Tucked into classic blue jeans, the result is a look worthy of a '90s supermodel (Cindy Crawford, for one, would definitely approve).
For daytime, a solid tee in black or white is always a good bet (Everlane's are an editor favorite), and for a night out, a V-cut silk tank or ruffled top is dressy without being too fussy (think of it as the 2017 take on the "going-out top" of decades past).
Below see how Bella styled the look, and shop 14 tops to try for yourself this summer.