The Top of the Summer


     The smocked tube top caught the eyes of many teenage girls this summer. Certainly, you have seen this shirt on your Instagram feed on almost every other post.  It doesn’t matter if the event is a concert, picnic, shopping, or night out, this top is adaptable to all scenes. This crop top accentuates a woman’s waist eloquently. The ribbed or smocked stitching makes for a stretchy material able to fit a variety of body types. You might be asking yourself, what do you pair with this staple clothing item? This ultimate summer top can be dressed up or dressed down to complete any look that you have in mind.

Dressed Up/// To dress this simple shirt, it is essential to make sure the bottoms of the outfit are the statement piece. Pairing the top with a wild pant or a bold shoe will help pull the look together. The perfect, unique pant would be a striped pair from New York and Company. Imagine the pants linked below, with a black smocked crop top to show some skin. This outfit paired with simple black heels and statement earrings will be a jaw dropping outfit for a night out on the town with the girls.

Dressed Down/// Denim is essential to pull off the on-the-go look that you are going for when dressing down this top. It could be a denim skirt, high wasted jeans, or shorts that make this plain top into stylish, vintage attire. It is common to see these tops will miniature floral embellishments. This top from Lulu’s, linked below, is spot on for this summer because yellow has been a very prevalent color to incorporate in your outfits. Vintage sunglasses, a pair of platform lace-up sandals, and a denim skirt is a wonderful way to pull of this Lana Del Ray inspired outfit.



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Steve Madden