There comes a time when gingham and tropical themed prints just don’t cut it anymore. And not because they aren’t cute or novel but because I see them a little too frequently. Fortunately, we’re blessed with a new crop of summer statement tops each season and almost every month. The one I can’t get enough of as of late is the perfect white shirt.
One can never go wrong here because the perfect white shirt looks immaculate with everything, and it’s the most versatile piece of all. This one I’m wearing is by Lela Rose. Everything about it speaks to me from the balloon sleeves to the lace insets. The crisp collar gives it that effortless but pulled-together vibe when slightly unbuttoned.
But again the sleeves…it’s always the tiny details like this that draw me in. With a mix of lace and volume, the top feels dressy but not too stuffy and decadent without being too noticeable. I love how impeccable this blouse looks with high-waisted trousers like these ones by Aritzia. You can also throw together various combos through tailored shorts, jeans, or a tube skirt so that you maximize cost per wear. I promise, it’s so worth it!
When it comes to statement tops, my advice is for you to pay attention to the details. It doesn’t have to be the perfect white shirt, but keep an eye out for other unique accents. Think smocking details, sleeve interest, vintage necklines, voluminous elements – or a balanced mix of everything. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites below, which you can shop now!
Let me know what your favorites are below in the comments!