7 SEXY SUMMER TOPS TO KEEP YOU COOL IN THE HEAT
Struggling to stay chic in the heat? Meet the seven sexy summer tops that will instantly solve the problem...
Summer heatwaves. They happen every year, and yet they still take us by surprise. As the temperatures soar, make-up melts, hair frizzes and clothes begin to cling to our skin (not in a good way) leaving us feeling anything but sexy. It’s not our fault – heatwave chic just isn’t our country’s forte.
So, how to beat the heat and still look good? It’s all about accumulating an arsenal of lightweight, breezy summer tops that err more on the sexy side than the usual regulation summer vest tops and t-shirts. Lightweight and breezy for obvious reasons, and sexy because you want a top that can take you from day to night, beach or office to bar, without needing to change. The heatwave may only last a week or two, but a great collection of summer tops will see you right through the season. Meet the 7 to wear when it’s sweltering outside (and beyond)
The Bardot trend is set to reign supreme for another season, and our bold leopard print version makes for a staple top you'll wear year-round. The longline hem and body-skimming fabric make it flattering for all figures. Pair with black skinny jeans or leather-look leggings for an effortlessly sexy evening look.
Loose and breezy, the tropical print and zingy yellow hue of our on-trend Bardot top make it a statement summer piece. The silky fabric means it's luxe enough for evening too. A pair of bright tasselled earrings is the ultimate outfit finisher.
There’s nothing basic about our vest top thanks to flattering fluted sleeves – great for upper arm coverage – and bow detail straps. The soft cornflower blue shade suits pale and darker skin tones alike, and it’s crafted from a lightweight crinkle fabric that will keep you cool even when the temperatures soar.
It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the Bardot is big news this season. Ditto yellow, which is why we’ve combined the two to create an effortless trend-ticking top. Cross over straps not only make for a sexy statement neckline, they’ll stop any shoulder slippage.
Street style stars Monica Ainley and Camille Charriere wearing sexy summer tops at Paris Fashion Week.
From the V-neck and back to the slinky silver fabric, what we love about this top is its subtle sexiness. Designed to flatter, it skims the body and looks great with jeans and heels or tucked into a contrasting lace skirt.
Yep, the one-shoulder is back in the fashion game, and we’re pretty happy about it to be honest. See how it completely elevates a simple black jersey top? Throw in an on-trend ruffle and you’ve got a versatile top that'll amp up all of your separates.
Instagram style icon Caroline Vreeland in a white shirt at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris.
How to make the white shirt sexy? Semi-sheer fabric, rolled up sleeves and an undone neckline will do the trick. If you’re feeling brave, knot it at the front (it’s long enough to do so without turning into a crop top) Finish off with a bold red lip.
A collarbone-baring Bardot neckline and peek-a-boo lace fluted sleeves score this easy to wear top double style points. The neckline and sleeves may be statement, but the top itself is made from soft viscose that will work day or night.