Enough of all the neutrals and basics. Stylish, colorful, fun, and flirty looks are demanding attention—and getting it. Apologies to the ever-popular black and white tees, and even the timeless white dress shirt, but with spring fast approaching, a top that’s, well, a bit over the top is even more appealing.
This season’s new crop includes interesting styles that embrace bold colors, pastel prints, embroidery, lace, ruffles, cut outs, and bare shoulders. Let’s all vow to slip into one, even if it pushes some of us a little out of our comfort zone. Fashion is about experimenting and having fun doing it. A top isn’t much of a fashion risk, making it a good choice for easing into something new.
Play with some of spring’s most heralded colors. Hot pink leads the march, along with yellow in all its glorious shades. Consider lilac, red, orange, and countless hues of blue. Look for tops with interesting details such as puff sleeves, cut-out detailing, embroidery, statement embellishments, crop styles, back interest, and texture. Be open to something new. Again, it’s just a top—but it also may be the beginning of future stylish possibilities.
With that in mind, when was the last time you wore gingham? Designers love it for spring, and a gingham top is an easy way to get acquainted—or for many women, reacquainted—with the textured fabric that’s sure to get plenty of attention as the weather warms.