As the seasons change, so does your wardrobe. But that doesn't have to mean a total overhaul each time. A few simple updates can help you look up-to-the-minute, instead of up-to-three-years ago, in no time. The key? A fresh, new top will update your jeans, khakis and skirts every time. Sure, hemlines and denim washes change with the tide. But chances are, you'll get more mileage from these essential bottoms by wearing them for more than one season. Tops, not so much. So for an easy-peasy wardrobe pick-me-up, snap up a few chic tops and you're all set.
The tops featured here all exemplify the Grecian-inspired trend that is popular this season. With soft, easy pleats, folds and gathers, these pieces fall gracefully on the body and show off your shape without hugging you in all the wrong places. A very flattering look for many body types, these styles make it easy to camouflage that post-baby tummy while still looking stylish.
This floaty Pleated Camisole ($36), above, by Vera Wang for Kohl's, is shaded in a pretty beige mist, and is perfect for layering under a jacket or wearing alone. Pair it with a fluid white skirt to complete this soft look.
I just love this mushroom brown top from Fremont, right ($143). Made from 100% cotton, the elastic at the sleeves and hemline give it a modern appeal, and the soft front pleats add dimension. Rock this with your dark denim or a black skirt for date night, or with something white for a more casual outing with friends.
A delicate jewel of a top (left), this Draped Jersey Tunic from Twelve by Twelve by Forever 21 ($20) offers elegant simplicity in a subtle cocoa hue. A floaty chiffon skirt in ivory would be a great complement to the simple lines of this chic top. Add a pair of gladiator sandals and you'll be exuding glamorous elegance while looking low-key.
To add an infusion of color, try this floaty 'Talitha' Tunic from Ella Moss ($133). Fully lined with short, graceful sleevs and a bubble hem, this tunic in a tonal Campari hue will feel as if its floating on your body. Pictured, with denim, it's perfect for a picnic in the park or Sunday brunch. For a dressier occasion, try a long straight skirt in butter or white for chic elegance.