Summer 2021 must-have: the 7 most popular tops right now Refresh your closet.

collage with 3 models wearing the most popular tops of the summer

After spending quite some time in our loungewear, we’re absolutely ready to be bold this summer. And whatever your summer plans, holidays on the beach or staycation, tops are a summer 21 must-have. They are versatile and can create many outfits with the same bottom. For example, imagine jeans with a crop top and the same jeans with a romantic transparent top, then you have two completely different looks. So here are the most popular tops right now that you should consider when updating your summer wardrobe.

Crop tops

You can thank Jacquemus, Chanel and Versace for this trend. They all included it in their summer/spring 2021 collections. It’s the perfect piece to wear to an evening date, brunch with your girls or just take it to that next party. In case you don’t want to show too much skin and be more elegant, you can always style it with high-waisted trousers or shrug an oversized blazer over it. With no doubt, crop tops are the #1 most popular tops right now.

Puffy sleeves

The bigger, the better. The puff sleeve trend is there, especially when nodding to the 1980s looks. We love how the voluminous silhouette makes every outfit look romantic and feminine. They are perfect to be paired with tiered skirts (very cottage style), shorts and jeans. An absolutely summer 21 must-have.

Wrap tops

Directly from the 70s, wrap tops are flattering and look good on almost everyone. In fact, celebrities like Kendall Jenner and fashionistas like Olivia Palermo have been rocking the wrap top trend for years. It creates a nice silhouette and an elegant version of the crop top. Our style tip is to wear your wrap top backwards, creating an attractive deep-V back. Undoubtedly, you should have at least one of these in your wardrobe as it’s one of the most popular tops right now. And we promise that you will wear it in the fall as well.

Print tops

Prints never die. Summer 21 is all about floral prints, wild stripes, vertical stripes, tie-dye, plaid, and ocean prints. So what to choose? The main idea is to have an eye-catching piece, bold and extravagant that sends a message of optimism and happiness. Many of them will be very popular in the fall too. Additionally, they’re one of the most popular tops right now.

Off-the-shoulder tops

Fashion houses such as Saint Laurent, Jacquemus and Khaite brought the off-the-shoulder tops back in their spring/summer 2021 collections. Yet, the pieces that they presented are nothing like the ones that you’ve seen before, they appear to be tighter than ever and finished with some luxurious details like feathers for example. 


The 90s seem to never go out of style. Why? Because tunics are back once again. This season’s absolute must-have piece is incredible, it is super comfortable while adding some exotic chic flair. It’s also the perfect mix between a top and a dress. you can always wear it as a mini dress, for examole. Remember, the trick here is to not overdo it, just stay minimalistic and you’re all set.

Sheer tops

Sheer tops might not be everyone’s most favourite piece, but it is definitely one of the most popular tops right now. However, our suggestion is not to go with the near-naked approach, which can be questionable. But to use the transparent effect with some top underneath, more Simone Rocha style. You can wear these tops with almost anything, from jeans to a skirt.