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    36 Tops That Might Haunt Your Dreams If You Don't Buy Them ASAP

    ::begins to drool over the open-back top::

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    1. A turtleneck fleece sweater for the mornings when you wake up and think, "I want to be swaddled in a blanket all day". Look no further than this cozy (+ affordable) wardrobe staple.

    reviewer wearing the taupe sweater

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. It is so soft, warm, comfortable and just the right amount of ‘oversized’ without making me feel like I’m swimming in it or sloppy looking. I got two colors and I think I need them all! No shedding (wore dark shirt underneath and maybe one or two pieces of fuzz here and there came off?) and no static!" —Julianne

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-L and in five colors).

    2. A tie-waist shirt because it's about time you retire that $12 version you bought for that internship interview during your senior year of college. It had a good run, but it's time to move on to an upgraded classic that is the heart eyes emoji embodied.


    Get it from Hours for $88 (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    3. A plaid flannel shirt that's just inspired me to scour Airbnb for a staycation in the middle of nowhere. I can picture it already: surrounded by nature, drinking coffee in a semi-modern cabin with floor-to-ceiling windows.. all while wearing this top.

    reviewer wearing the white and blue plaid shirt

    I feel like that person from the York Peppermint Patty commercial.

    Promising review: "Such a cute flannel! Thick, great quality, well made, and definitely exceeded my expectations." —A. D. Fox

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in three colors).

    4. An off-shoulder blouse featuring a wrap waist and voluminous sleeves for THE party top of your dreams — purchase this now now with the mindset that you'll be wearing it to every singly semi-fancy occasion henceforth.,

    Promising review: "This blouse is definitely a statement maker. I love how voluminous the sleeves are, it really adds so much drama to any outfit. The material is definitely thicker than expected but it makes it feel more luxe!" —Jessica Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    5. A seamless bra top you can throw on under a cardigan, because this magical ribbed fabric reaps the versatility of a tank with the support of underwire thanks to a body-hugging fit. TL;DR: going braless will have never felt so secure.

    model wearing the white tank
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This tank is perfect to dress up or down and is so comfortable. It looks tiny, but it is sooo stretchy." —MK26713

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (originally $20, available in sizes XS/S-XL and in three colors).

    6. A convertible bodysuit so you can reenact that trend from Aquamarine and not fail miserably (#ifyouknowyouknow). This is cleverly designed with an adjustable tied ribbon strap which means this one purchase = a billion tops in one.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $60 (available in sizes XS-XL and in four colors).

    7. A sheer mesh turtleneck if you've been wanting to hop on the tie-dye express but haven't found *the* piece yet. Well, this is what it looks like. It's even got itty bitty thumbholes that ensure the sleeves stay in place (a true headache when it comes to wearing mesh).

    model wearing the tie dye mesh top

    Get it from AFRM for $38 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    8. A turtleneck sweater paired so perfectly in the photo below that I almost, and I can't believe I'm about to say this, want to... wear jeans? For the first time in 84 years? It's safe to say that this sweater has moved me.

    model wearing white sweater
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25.99 (originally $32, available in sizes 0X-3X and in four colors).

    9. A lantern sleeve sweater that made me think of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed" which then sent me into a research rabbit hole; anyway that song was made in 2010 and BRB while I go sob in a corner and realize how old I've gotten.,

    Promising review: "I'm going to be honest. I was skeptical. I love Amazon for a lot of products but I'm a tough customer when it comes to fashion. Well, this is one of those times that it paid off to take a chance!! I am in LOVE with this sweater!! Fits as expected, really soft and comfortable. I get compliments every time I wear it!! Have worn with leggings and tall boots and jeans. Add this to your wardrobe! You will not be disappointed." —CheShe

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 11 colors).

    10. A mockneck top destined to save your last-minute outfit on multiple occasions. This is basically a plain tee dressed up by way of trendy prints, which makes it an instant (but equally as comfortable) upgrade that can zhush up your most faded denim in seconds.

    reviewer wearing the faux snakeskin top

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars, I would. Came across this while looking for something and I absolutely fell in love with it. I was really not expecting much when I ordered it, but when I opened it I was blown away. I have worn it many times throughout the holiday season and people come up to me and want to know who the designer is. Its really one of my favorite pieces and it is seriously very well made. You will not be disappointed." —jaguar

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six prints).

    11. A faux leather shirt jacket exuding major "I won best dressed in my high school yearbook" vibes. This is basically the clothing equivalent of a fashion blogger with 700,000 followers on the 'gram.


    Promising review: "This jacket is really fabulous. Meets the shaket trend. It's very soft and feels like buttery leather. I would definitely recommend." —Amanda B.

    Get it from Amazon for $59.90 (available in sizes XXS-3X).

    12. A sweetheart neck velvet top currently participating in my favorite four-letter word: sale. According to my shoddy mathematical calculations, it's at least 50% off which means that it's already in my shopping cart.

    model wearing the velvet top

    Get it from ModCloth for $23.99 (originally $59, available in sizes 10-30).

    13. A floral crop top best described as drool-worthy. The strappy back is absolutely stunning *and* adjustable, which means it'll feel custom fit to your body (and can be tightened to eliminate the need for any underwire).

    Beginning Boutique

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $49.99 (available in AU sizes 4-14).

    14. A V-neck trimmed cami guaranteed to become your new IT. And by IT, I mean this is your new official go-to top — the kind of gorgeous thing that pulls through when you have five minutes to get ready and no patience to dig through your wardrobe.

    model wearing the orange tank with black lace

    Get it from Amazon for $34.90 (available in sizes XS-3X and in five colors).

    15. A V-neck henley top so absurdly soft and comfortable, it'll likely replace all the pajama tops you've been sleeping in. *This* is so much better — and it can be worn out to dinner or for running errands? So much yes.,

    Promising review: "One of the most comfortable shirts I ever purchased. I now have all the colors available. Only complaint isn’t I wish they had it in prints as well as solids!" —Karen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 1X-4X and in 11 colors).

    16. A zebra bodysuit just in case you've fallen into the trend (*ahem* trap) that is the comeback of low-rise jeans. You don't have my support, but if you simply must wear denim that threatens to expose your derriere... at least this bodysuit will prevent the world from seeing your underwear color.

    model wearing the V-neck bodysuit
    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $22.50 (originally $45, available in sizes 12-24).

    17. An off-shoulder top cleverly cropped to hit right at the bottom of your waist, which accentuate your curves in the most stunning way. Translation: You'll be saying "va va voom" every time you pass a mirror.

    model wearing the green top

    Psst, A.Au is a fantastic Black-owned brand that designs clothes handcrafted in Nigeria — 10% of every sale goes into education bursary (which you can read more about here).

    Get it from A.Au for $120 (available in sizes S-L).

    18. A crewneck pullover that provides so much room for activities. Activities in this scenario = it can be dressed up with high-waisted denim, a stylish fedora, and booties *or* dressed down with your $12 see-through leggings. The world is your oyster.

    the gray sweater with a leopard rainbow graphic
    AmyAnneTees / Etsy

    Get it from AmyAnneTees on Etsy for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-2X).

    19. A fitted lace trim V-neck because it's about time we acknowledge that the little black dress has fallen irrelevant — it's the little black top (one that can be worn any time, any day, anywhere) that truly matters.

    model wearing the black sleeved tee

    Get it from Express for $48 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    20. A ribbed V-neck top practically *begging* to be worn with high-waisted leggings thanks to its cropped silhouette. Looking très chic and exerting no effort to get there!? A dream, honestly.

    reviewer wearing the taupe top

    Promising review: "My newest favorite top! Its flattering and it feels really cozy! The material is soft and lightweight but not sheer. The color and fit is perfect for fall, and for lounging around the house in winter." —Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in six colors).

    21. A flowy smocked blouse serving major "I am an adult" vibes. I'm not sure if this is scientifically backed, but wearing this in a profesh Zoom meeting increases your chances of becoming CEO overnight by about ::checks calculator:: 900%.

    model wearing the dotted smocked sleeved top

    Get it from Loft for $64.50 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in petite sizes).

    22. An asymmetric cowl neck sweater that looks like something I'd want to wear in Martha's Vineyard. I've never actually been but, judging from the photos I've seen on the interwebz, this just really screams Martha's Vineyard in the off-season to me.,

    Promising review: "Going back for more colors!! The quality is excellent and this pullover is SO soft. It also runs true to size." —Christina Marcellino

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).

    23. A linen button down really evoking sweet summer memories for me. I can picture it now: the smell of salty water and sunscreen, barefoot, clad in a trendy swimsuit and this hunk of loveliness layered on top. ::checks the weather app:: ::begins to sob::

    model wearing the white top
    Lilly Pulitzer

    Promising review: "I tried this on last year and opted not to get it; however, I could not stop thinking about it! This year, when I stopped at our local store and saw they had it. I purchased it immediately. This is the perfect top! You can dress up or down. It fits perfectly and is great on those humid/hot summer days! Absolutely love!" —KaJo111

    Get it from Lilly Pulitzer for $98 (available in sizes XXS-XL).

    24. An oversized turtleneck faintly calling out for — do you hear it? — a pair of OTK boots. Perk up your ears, folks, because the heart wants what it wants and *this* sweater demands to be worn exclusively with trendy shoes.

    reviewer wearing the gray sweater

    Promising review: "One of my favorite sweaters I've purchased this season! I ordered a size up for an oversized look. It's very soft and not itchy at all. The yellow is gorgeous. The quality is also very impressive for the price." —Britny M.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in nine colors).

    25. A peplum cami because I don't know about you, but my favorite winter pastime has become shopping for warm weather clothing — I am what I am. Bonus points for an adjustable bow-front that gives you as much (or as little) coverage as your heart desires.,

    Promising review: "SO CUTE. Comfy, very flattering, and adorable. You almost have to go without a bra, so if you’re not comfortable doing so, this top might not be for you... but I’m a DD and the shirt holds me in just fine. I never slipped out, the tie in the front gave good support, and kept me in really well. Already one of my favorite shirts ever." —Kayla R.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and in eight colors).

    26. A square-neck top featuring a lush velvet material and fantastic leopard print here to 🌶️ spice up 🌶️ your wardrobe. It's even equipped with a subtle peplum hem for added ~flair~.

    model wearing the leopard print peplum top

    Get it from Saylor NYC for $99 (originally $198, available in sizes XS-XL).

    27. A supremely comfy crewneck sweatshirt representative of the only athletic team I'd ever want to endorse, TBH.

    the black sweatshirt with white text that says Cabernet Sauvignon
    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $39.99 (available in sizes S-XXXL and in three colors).

    28. A slouchy crewneck sweater capable of serving so many looks that I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Jeans! Leggings! Satin midi skirts that I own in 17 colors but haven't worn since last March! Buy it now, wear it forever.


    Promising review: "This sweater is so comfy. Can be dressed up or down. Washes wonderfully!" —Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $49.90 (available in sizes XXS-3X and in five colors).

    29. A cutout tee, because this is equally as comfortable as your favorite sleeved basic but *le gasp* about 10x more trendy. Who should start a style blog? You.

    reviewer wearing the black sleeved top

    Promising review: "Simple yet sexy off-the-shoulder black blouse. The shirt is true to size (I purchased a small) with extremely soft fabric. Definitely recommend air-drying this one after a wash." —Saint Kaid

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-3X and in six colors).

    30. A plush cotton knit crewneck with a cropped silhouette so that you look (*and* feel) put-together during your morning run, on your trip to Trader Joe's, and in all those endless Zoom calls. This is an upgrade to the high school gym tee you've been wearing for, gee, the past year.

    model wearing the gray cropped hoodie
    Calvin Klein

    Get it from Calvin Klein for $41.65 (originally $59.50, available in sizes XS-XL and in three colors).

    31. A Led Zeppelin band tee made from 100% cotton that is basically my ~stairway to heaven~ when it comes to the perfect 'fit: high-waisted denim and a structured black blazer have just met their match.,

    Promising review: "The shirt fits like a dream. The material is thick and durable; after one wash it was a lot softer and more comfortable. It looks exactly like the photo, but it's very long (I usually wear a medium but I bought a large). The printing is done really well. 10/10. Lovely work." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in sizes S-XXL).

    32. An asymmetrical top with a long silhouette and dramatic slit that can take plain black leggings and make 'em look chic as heck. It's even made from a cozy jersey material that delivers on its promise of comfort *and* style.

    reviewer wearing the long red top

    Promising review: "Has to be one of my favorite blouses I have ever worn. I absolutely love the style and I want one in every color." —Cmhoddy

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXXL and in nine colors).

    33. A collared blouse that can be worn on its own *or* layered under a mini dress for an easy way to add flair to an outfit you've worn (and 'grammed) a cool trillion times.

    Never Fully Dressed

    Get it from Never Fully Dressed for $81 (available in sizes S-XL).

    34. A high-neck lantern-sleeve pullover for anyone who adores sweater weather but *hates* feeling as if they're wearing an oversized blanket. A solution knocks at your door! This cropped silhouette means you can remain comfy while showing off a slither of skin with high-waisted leggings.

    reviewer wearing the cropped green sweater

    Promising review: "I love this sweater so much!! It just works with everything high-waisted. I’ve worn it with red velvet bell bottoms and with yoga pants. It’s sexy and warm and the sleeves are big and luscious! It’s a piece that will go with everything." —EmR

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S-L and in 18 colors).

    35. A crewneck sweatshirt most likely worn by your AP English teacher and I mean that in the best way possible. These literature-inspired hunks of fleece are best accessorized with a fresh book.


    Psst, reviewers recommend going up a size or two if you prefer an oversized fit.

    Promising review: "The most comfortable sweatshirt I have ever owned. And the design looks as if it's been painted on, not the plastic-y iron-on look; will definitely hang to dry after washing." —Cristina

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 20 styles).

    36. A mockneck blouse that is truly gorgeous, with the pièce de résistance here being stunning embroidered sleeves that look like a work of a-r-t.

    reviewer wearing the black top with lantern sleeves

    Promising review: "I am absolutely thrilled with this top and am now looking to get it in the other color options. It fits perfectly and is so beautiful. It’s very versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on your style. I chose to wear an all black ensemble with a red lip to really let the sleeve detail pop. One of the most elegant tops I’ve ever purchased!" —Zach and Lorine

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes L-4X and in two colors).

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