Tanks seem like an obvious summer top choice, but they’re definitely one that shouldn’t be overlooked. The main appeal of a tank top with full straps is that you still get that shoulder-baring look of a spaghetti strap tank or a strapless top, but with enough coverage to wear a bra with straps. While the boyfriend beater is a classic look, to upgrade and modernize your look for this season, there is no better tank style than the racerback. It shows a little more skin in the clavicle area, and just looks a whole lot more fresh than a classic cut.
Basic black is a great summer staple but try and go with a super bright print if you want to liven up a pair of cut-offs or dark jeans. White looks great with boyfriend jeans or a mini skirt for a bit of an edge. A racerback tank that cuts in right above your chest and close to your neck is a great way to balance the softness of a full midi-skirt. If you find one in a more structured material, it can even work well for a formal event. If you’re feeling a little more daring, go with one that’s cropped and wear it with a high-waisted skirt or jeans for a ’90s-inspired look.
As with any summer clothing that exposes skin that isn’t used to seeing the sun, be sure to apply (and reapply) lots of sunscreen! Here are a few great picks to liven up your summer wardrobe and keep on trend for the last few weeks of the season.
Wilfred Free Tank
Pretty heathered purple makes puts this top on the more athletic side, but it’s still worthy of a cute skirt.
Wear this one over a one-piece bathing suit for a modern twist on a retro coverup look.
Illustrated People Tank
I’m not usually one for words on clothing, but the Frank Ocean song that inspired this one means I’ll make an exception.
Club Monaco Tank
The nautical stripes on this classic racerback make this top a summer essential.
Racerback-spaghetti strap combo alert, and in a super fun pattern to boot.
Burnt orange is such a great colour for summer because it’s bold, but doesn’t take over a whole outfit, and it looks great with blue jeans.
No idea what to wear with your favourite summer skirt? Throw on this versatile tank and go.
Joe Fresh Tank
Swap your favourite plain white t for this tank and feel instantly more hot-weather ready.
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