Carefree and feminine is our primary aesthetic for summer. From dresses to skirts and tops, our warm-weather favorites typically come fresh and floaty with jeans remaining at the crux of many a look. Also of great importance? Easiness, both in the literal and figurative sense.
A noticeable formula for fashion girls as of late features a seasonal hero—the little white top—teamed with high-rise jeans and nostalgic accessories. Not just any white blouse: The go-to version comes fitted in a bustier silhouette with puffy or flutter sleeves for a whimsical effect. As for the extras, square-toe sandals á la the ’90s, dainty shell earrings and a distinctive straw bag tie the outfit together for a darling but forward finish.
Here, we’re spotlighting nine white tops that will pair flawlessly with your favorite high-rise jeans. Then, we show you exactly how to style your chosen version with some of our favorite seasonal accessories. Your perfect summer outfit awaits.
Your Perfect Summer Outfit
Layla Ruffle Top
This under-$50 find is too cute with denim and high-waisted skirts.
Bella Hadid has rocked this exact top—and so will we.
Puff Sleeve Crop Top
This voluminous sleeve version comes with a bohemian spirit.
Bella White Frill Bustier Top
It doesn't get more darling than eyelet detailing.
Puff Sleeve Peasant Top
Wear these puffy sleeves on your shoulders or off.
Ruffles take this corset style into girly girl territory.
The Greta Top
Olivia Rose The Label
This on-the-rise British label handmakes every piece from fabrics locally sourced in the UK.
This frilled bustier bodice is so sweet and figure flattering.
From brunch to shopping to cocktails, this easy outfit is fail-safe for any summer activity.
Pearl Shell Earrings
Choked By A Thread
Tanya Pink Leather Sandal
Helena High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans
Keira Tie Front Silk Top
Cinq à Sept
Tiwi Box Purse