15 "Hey Girl, I Love Your New Summer Top" Tops

What a merino wool jumper is to winter, a flowing spaghetti-strap top is to summer. And when the weather signals that it’s time to embrace an unapologetically sunshine-appropriate number, you know that the magical season has arrived.

But summer top needn’t equal skimpy; if you haven’t owned a crop top since primary school and aren’t sure what’s appropriate, there are lots of chic alternatives, such as an effortless linen blouse or seersucker wrap top. That said, don’t think of a crop top as suitable only for the beach: It’s the perfect partner to a waist-high midi skirt and pretty edgy when styled over a crisp cotton shirt.

Have an arsenal of summer tops to hand and you’ll never be stuck for what to wear with cropped jeans and summer skirts again—trust us. So give your dresses a break and be inspired by clicking through our edit below…