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.
On Bella Hadid: Rag & Bone jeans.
Layering made easy.
You'll want to buy these in bulk.
Toughen this up with black skinnies and pointed boots.
With dramatic sleeves like these, you can keep the rest of your outfit super simple and still get tons of compliments.
A go-to for summer nights.
Free the nipple or show off a pretty bralette.
This shade will look gorgeous with a tan.
Pair with silk culottes for a less expected nighttime look.
Just add a basket bag, jeans, and espadrilles, and you'll be the ultimate Chloé girl.
Summertime calls for florals.
We're always grateful for a going-out top that gives us a little room to breathe.
The ideal length to pair with high-waisted jeans.
Go ahead: Give yellow another shot. You won't regret it.
The cut of this tee is super flattering, and the color can't be beat.