This a Woman’s Top Priority

If you have all the right jeans you can make an outfit for any occasion. These are the tops essential to every woman’s wardrobe. They are also the most versatile tops because they can be styled in multiple ways, and easily dressed up or down. Make having them all within reach a top priority and you’ll never be stuck wondering what to wear.

1 | Classic Button Up

An oversized silhouette is the most modern and the easiest to style. I just found my new favorite classic white oversized button-up. I wear this staple a lot so I’m extremely picky. This style from Spanx comes in XS-3X. It’ made with a superfine 120/2 cotton yarn. If you’re looking for a wrinkle free fabric try a synthetic blend with polyester. You’re gonna love this style with high-low shirtail hem so much you may want the baby blue or classic striped style too.

Capsules That Boast A Button Up

2 | White Tee

This crew neck in cotton slub material allows for a little transparency which shows a bit of body through the shirt and prevents it from looking boxy on a bigger upper half. It also tacks slightly on the sides, has slits, and has a flattering sleeve length for large and small busts.

Favorites From Frame

A v-neck top is universally flattering. This generous-cut style has been mercerized to give it a little sheen that makes it easy to dress up. I’d consider the black-and-white wardrobe staples. I’m wearing an XS in the black which was one of the 8 key pieces in my First Look at Fall Capsule last year. This top pairs perfectly with a blazer or under a vest.

Kut Jean Jacket | Zella Joggers | FRAME V-Neck Tee | Frame Crew Neck Tee | Puma Sneakers | Beis Carryon | Beis Weekender Bag | Scarf | Hat | Lace Top

The Nordstrom 6 love a good FRAME T-shirt and included some in our recent ’24 June Drop. I love these new crewneck T-shirts in neutral shades that match all my fashion sneakers with gum soles.

3 | Ribbed Tank

The secret in finding a tank top that works with or without curves is landing on a style that’s ribbed and is made with a fabric like this. You can size down down. The fabric is thick and stretchy, with a high 3% spandex. I never thought I’d spend this much on a tank top but this one is a 10/10.

Veronica Beard Tops

Best Deal All Summer

If you prefer a higher neckline this style for under $30 that I featured in my European Travel Capsule is awesome and comes in petite and tall sizes.

4 | Camisole Top

A silky camisole top that kisses but doesn’t cling to your body is fashionable and flattering on everyone. A spaghetti strap camisole with adjustable straps looks the best. Make the best of this base layer on a cool cardigan or blazer. This style from Vince is the gold standard. It’s made of the same washable crinkle satin that my best-selling slip dress is and can be purchased with a matching monochromatic slip skirt!

Capsules With Camisole Outfit Ideas

There are 13 outfits you can make using a camisole top and the other 9 pieces in My ’22 Modern Classic Capsule Wardrobe. My new Feeling Blue Capsule Wardrobe works great with any of these versatile camisole tops.

5 | Short Blouse

The perfect short summer blouse only requires your favorite pair of jeans to make it into an effortlessly stylish outfit. Shorter styles look good with a skirt or high rise wide-leg jeans which are trending now. I recommend at least one blouse every summer. It will really help your entire summer wardrobe look fresh and new. I just found some pretty new periwinkle blouses at Anthropologie and I’m always a sucker for stripes in the summer.

Year Round Favorites

Some of the best year-round styles like this one from FRAME, and this one from Veronica Beard also look good layered under a cool jacket, vest, or cardigan.

6 | Graphic Tee

Celebrities hunker down at the coffee shop in them. Models and fashionistas wear them front row at fashion week. My personal collection almost makes a daily appearance. There are so many stylish ways for women over 40 to wear them. It all boils down to what you when them with. You can make a $12 T-shirt look expensive by wearing it with designer shoes and accessories or elevated basics like leather pants or a Veronica Beard blazer

Popular Capsules With Graphic Tees

Graphic tees for grown ups are taking over this summer. I featured some of my favorite retro styles in my new Homebody Capsule Wardrobe. Many of the most coveted street styles incorporate graphic T-shirts. Last fall I featured a graphic on this 10-item capsule wardrobe checklist that makes 72 outfits.

A High-Low Mash Up


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