The Everyday Summer Blouses You Need in Your Wardrobe

Even though we’re well into summer, we think you deserve to fill up your closet with a few new blouses. During summer, you really only need two or three pairs of bottoms that can be rotated. A range of versatile blouses, on the other hand, is the real key to a complete summer wardrobe. For these types of tops, the more the merrier.

Now for the looks we love. These gorgeous tops are understated, easy to style, and lightweight enough to keep you cool on even the hottest summer days.

1. Milly Tie Shoulder V-Neck Tank

Milly Tie Shoulder V-Neck Tank

Milly Tie Shoulder V-Neck Tank | Nordstrom

Every woman needs a simple, white blouse in her summer wardrobe. And there’s no better staple tank than Milly’s Tie Shoulder V-Neck Tank. The luxurious material elevates this tank from basic to universally chic. This piece will continue to look refined no matter which bottoms you decide to pair it with, too. And if you’re not a fan of the deep V, you can adjust the bow straps to raise the neckline a bit.

2. Kobi Halperin Langley Cold Shoulder Blouse

Kobi Halperin Langley Cold Shoulder Blouse

Kobi Halperin Langley Cold Shoulder Blouse | Bloomingdale’s

While spring is the ideal time to bust out your favorite pastel pieces, summer calls for bold and bright colors like this flaming red. This Kobi Halperin blouse is silky and flowing, affording you free movement on active days. Though there is an upper tier, the layered fabric is lightweight enough to keep you cool and sweat-free. 

3. Cupio Off-The-Shoulder-Gingham Top

Cupio Off-The-Shoulder-Gingham Top

Cupio Off-The-Shoulder-Gingham Top | Bloomingdale’s

Florals are to spring what gingham is to summer. If you don’t yet own a gingham print blouse, check out this Off-The-Shoulder Gingham Top from Cupio. Though it’s long-sleeved, the strapped neckline and flared cuffs will keep you plenty cool on hot days. But a word of advice: Don’t wear this to a barbecue unless you plan to match the tablecloth.

4. Ann Taylor Pleated Popover Shell

Pleated Popover Shell

Pleated Popover Shell | Ann Taylor

Summer fashion is all about looking sunny and warm, which is why we can’t stop lusting over Ann Taylor’s Pleated Popover Shell. This simple gold blouse features a button-front V-neck and inverted box sleeves. It’s the ideal tank to wear while running errands. Simply throw it on with white toothpick jeans and your favorite carry-all tote bag, then you’re good to go.

5. Tory Burch Lindsay Top

Lindsay Top

Lindsay Top | Tory Burch

Tory Burch took some major design inspiration from Morocco for her latest spring-summer collection. We particularly like the Lindsay Top, which comes in a gorgeous desert orange shade, and features whimsical tassels along the hem. If you’re not used to wearing such bright pops of color, balance this top out with navy or white shorts.