I’ve seen so many celebrities this season rocking a gauzy white shirt from Kate Hudson to Zoe Saldana, wearing a baggy or loose fitted white top can be a great way to create the perfect casual yet sophisticated outfit. A white top is a great way to add in a clean crisp color and offset it with pops of color or jewelry to create that signature white top look.
The obvious choice is your basic button up boyfriend top style in white that looks great with a necklace with lots of color and a colored belt with jeans or a skirt or leggings. The white top is really a clean slate piece that gives you the ultimate in flexibility to add in any color and you can literally transform that look with accessories each time you wear it. You’ll see lots of celebrities rocking this style of top on a day to day basis and the classic white boyfriend top is a timeless piece.
As homage to that top consider the Montego Long Sleeve Henley top by one of our favorite designers Ella Moss. This top features an empire waist and a tie in back to create a fitted look, if desired. With brown wooden buttons in front at the base of the Henley neckline and at the end of the ties in front and back for added contrast and these details give this top a bohemian look as well. The fabric is gauzy cotton which makes it a great lightweight summer piece and frankly something that can be worn year round over a tank and with brown boots and jeans as an example.
Another twist on the basic button up top is the Darvey long sleeve button up tunic top. A fitted top with tunic length by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer features a baby jersey cotton fabric contrasted with a number of mother of pearl shimmery buttons. Available in white and a variety of other colors in case you are looking for something other than basic white, but the classic white color works great as a substitute for the basic boyfriend style white top. In addition, it gives you all sorts of versatile options for layering and accessorizing. I wear this top over contrasting colors of Kelisha tank tops which are the perfect complementary length.
Of course there are countless options and twists on the basic gauzy white shirt this season. You can find that classic boyfriend style top in white if that is your cup of tea or consider alternative style tops that can provide added ways to wear distinctive pieces while still giving you that same stylish look. What I love best about gauzy white tops is really the versatility and alternative ways to accessorize these tops and help give each outfit a unique look and style while still wearing the same top. The creative options are endless and really a great way to transform something simple into a statement piece or outfit.