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9 Not-So-Basic Tops We’re Loving

by Emma Menteath, Editorial Lead

Women's 9 Not-So-Basic Tops

Sometimes all we feel like wearing is a top and a pair of jeans, but after a year (and a bit) of lockdown, why be basic when you can be… not-so-basic? This summer, swap out your go-to white tees for bold colours, statement prints, ruched detailing and cut-outs. These versatile tops can be styled in countless ways and take you from day to night with zero effort.

​​​​​​​ So, to help you with your dressing, we’ve rounded up 9 not-so-basic tops that we’d happily wear all season long. Scroll down to see and shop our edit.

Woman wearing a multicoloured abstract ribbed racer vest and white jeans

1. Multicoloured Abstract Ribbed Racer Vest - £15.99

Swap out your white tee for this colourful abstract racer vest. Summer is the ideal time to have fun with your wardrobe and experiment with a little colour, and this top is so easy to plug in to any occasion. Team it with a pair of denim shorts and layer with a white shirt to create the kind of outfit Gigi would be papped in.

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Woman wearing a black cut out one shoulder bodysuit and blue jeans

2. Black Cut Out One Shoulder Bodysuit - £11.99

One trend we’re loving this summer is the ‘naked’ cut-out trend. Sound daunting? Don’t worry, you can be as subtle or as sassy as you want. Take this cut-out one-shoulder bodysuit and dress it up with a matching mini skirt and heels for a night out or keep it simple with your favourite jeans and chunky sandals.

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Woman wearing a green ribbed ruched side racer vest, cream trousers and white trainers

3.  Green Ribbed Ruched Side Racer Vest - £10.99

Who says staples need to be neutral? Up the tempo with this not-so-basic ruched racer vest in bold emerald green next time you’re looking for a style mate for your mom jeans.

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Woman wearing a white broderie frill trim top and blue jeans

4.  White Broderie Frill Trim Top - £15.99

Add some fabulous frills to your wardrobe courtesy of this frill-trim broderie top. She’s too cute not to take out and show off at your drinks date or girls’ brunch. For a pretty summer look, pair with denims, comfy sliders and lots of layered gold jewellery.

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Woman wearing a red gingham ruched front top, white trousers and white sandals

5.  Red Gingham Ruched Front Top - £15.99

Want a picture-perfect picnic look? Look no further that this gingham ruched top. Style it with high-waist shorts, cat-eye sunnies and a must-have basket bag for a retro summer look your friends will envy.

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Woman wearing a light green knit fluffy vest jumper and black trousers

6.  Light Green Fine Knit Fluffy Vest Jumper - £13.99

Introducing your new wardrobe favourite – the fluffy vest jumper that’ll make everyone want to hug you 😝. Team with flares, chunky trainers and a bucket hat for a nostalgic 90s look.

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Woman wearing a yellow swirl mesh long sleeve top and blue jeans

7.  Yellow Swirl Mesh Long Sleeve Top - £15.99

Give your wardrobe a retro touch with this swirl-print mesh top, perfect for a night out or (fingers crossed) your next festival. Style with cycling shorts and heels for a night out or for something more laid-back, try lace-up boots and a matching bandana.

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Woman wearing a white stripe polo top and white shorts

8.  White Stripe Polo Top - £13.99

We’re loving all things tennis since Wimbledon took over our social feeds. Style this stripe polo top with a pleated tennis skirtwhite trainers and a shoulder bag for a preppy courtside-ready look.

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Woman wearing a white dogtooth 2 in 1 corset shirt

9.  White Dogtooth 2 in 1 Corset Shirt - £23.99

How to dress up without actually dressing up? Try this 2-in-1 shirt with its dogtooth corset. Style with leather-look leggings and chunky boots for a Gossip Girl 2.0-inspired outfit. Ideal for those desk-to-dinner moments.

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