Spring Style: Tops + Tees

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When I looked through the styles of tops I tend to grab in the spring, it’s almost always a t-shirt with an occasional blouse mixed in. My day-to-day wardrobe is pretty casual, so a few essential t-shirts that I can wear with a handful of different bottoms are going to get a lot of use from me!

There are 4 styles of tops that I focused on for this section: a neutral crew neck tee, a colorful v-neck tee, a blouse or shell, and a graphic tee. Between these 4 styles, I’ve got a top for anything going on in my life.

Since I wear t-shirts so often, I try to find quality, durable, and comfortable options that I know will last me for years! My go-to brands for basic tops and t-shirts are Madewell, LOFT, Abercrombie, J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and Old Navy.

I’ll wear a crew neck tee with casual pull-on pants, or joggers, or dress it up a bit by tucking it into denim and adding gold jewelry. The crew neck really highlights layered necklaces well, and since I love wearing a few necklaces,  the crew neck style is likely my most worn.

For a color v-neck tee, I found a beautiful option at J. Crew. It’s a linen blend so I’ll need to pay close attention to how to best launder without shrinking, but the relaxed and drapey fit of the linen makes this t-shirt easy and casual.

I use the term “graphic tee” loosely because all of my graphic tees have either coffee or fruit on them, so it isn’t exactly *edgy*. But I don’t dress edgy so I’m very happy with my fruit-covered graphic tee’s!

Lastly, a blouse or shell that can work with a pair of denim, or nicely tucked into trousers or pull-on shorts is a versatile option to have in your wardrobe. If I have anything even remotely dressy to attend, I’ll grab a silky blouse and pair it with a blazer.

In case you missed it, you can click through to read the posts about Spring Outerwear, Spring Shoes, and Spring Bottoms!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 04.10.21

Cute outfits, Kate! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Elly says · 04.11.21

Do you find the Jcrew graphic tees true to size? Are you in an M?

Kate says · 04.12.21

Yes and yes!