Get out of your cotton-and-knit-top rut by stocking your closet with a few flirty blouses. And since you're branching out, why not invest in something a little different? Try an embellished top to add a little sparkle to your going-out wear, or play around with adding volume on top. Or you could let a bygone fashion era inform your look (we're not talking about the '80s here, don't worry!) The idea is to go for a look you've never experimented with before. Odds are you'll find at least one new style staple you can't live without.
This crochet-neck tank top ($173, was $246) is bohemian chic without being too hippy dippy. Sure, there's a flower pattern woven into the crochet and it ties in an oh-so-sweet bow up front, but this cream-colored confection won't give you too much of a toothache. Pair it with shorts of any color to keep the volume above the waist and not all over.
Jazz up your evening wear with a beaded racerback tank ($259, was $370). Giant ebony beads around the neckline and at the hem keep things interesting, while pleating down the front and a swingy fabric help give less busty girls a virtual boost in the curves department.
Harken back to the 1920s with this positively Daisy Buchanan-esque button-front cami ($185, was $264). A Missoni-inspired chevron pattern is clean and architectural, a nice contrast to the lacy trim and blousiness of this light-as-air summer top.