For some reason, I have always been so drawn to them and have noticed that I am constantly adding new tops to my wardrobe.
There’s just something so satisfying about having options in tops that I know will create the cutest outfits year-round!
I think it’s their versatility that is key for me. If you purchase the right ones that you know you will use and love then the number of ways to style them is endless!
So, if you are ever feeling like there is something missing in your capsule then adding a cute top is the way to go!
Cute tops are must-haves to make getting dressed so easy!
In this post, I will be sharing some of my personal faves.
Tops that I have been loving lately that I know make the perfect capsule pieces and will live in your closet for years!
Cute Tops For Any Capsule Wardrobe:
1. Trendy Tops
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A flannel or plaid button-down is a must-have in any wardrobe. I love how it has become more trendy and is being used in more versatile ways these days.
This classic capsule piece has been around for years and has more recently been styled in an oversized look which allows it to be a more versatile and comfortable go-to option in any closet.
This button-up flannel top from Windsor is a perfect option for this layered look year-round.
Just as perfect for a chilly Fall day as it is used as a cover-up layer on a Summer day with a tank top and some denim shorts.
Bodysuits are another cute capsule wardrobe top option.
I’ve been wearing them for as long as I can remember and I absolutely love them!
They’re not only a great basic that can be easily mixed and matched, but they add a polished and flattering look to any outfit.
And if bodysuits scare you, just remember that the bottom snaps are optional meaning you can still wear one just fine without using those bottom snaps.
This cute balloon sleeve bodysuit is the perfect neutral base piece that will pair well with any bottom. It pairs great with denim shorts or jeans and also with a pencil or maxi skirt for a completely different look.
Animal print tops have also recently become a favorite. They are being referred to as the latest neutral trend.
These printed tops are great capsule pieces that provide a pop of color and print to any wardrobe.
This animal print top is one that I own personally and is a great budget-friendly option to get this look.
These are only a few of this year’s trends that I believe are great investments to make now that will go the distance in your capsule wardrobe!
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The classic blouse has been around for decades and it won’t ever go out of style.
It is a classic staple piece that is a must-have for any capsule with so much versatility, making it perfect for almost any occasion.
It is such an easy piece to take from day to night seamlessly.
Dress one up for work with a pencil skirt for the day then style it for an evening out with girlfriends with a pair of distressed jeans.
This satin button-up top is a great option to achieve this look.
The blouse top is a staple piece for any professional and comes in so many options including front ties, sheer, satin, ruffles, and lace so you are sure to find one that fits your personal style.
A polka dot top is another cute top to try. It instantly elevates any outfit with the front tie making it the perfect professional top for work.
I’m also loving this striped cotton blouse that offers a slight feminine twist on the basic white button-down shirt.
If you’re looking for cute pieces for your capsule wardrobe then blouses are a truly must-have!
They are a great way to add that girly, frilly feel to your capsule wardrobe while adding the cutest, feminine touch!
The ideal blouse is always a great way to add a little more style to your capsule wardrobe. to
3. Casual Cute Tops
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This periwinkle balloon sleeve top from Lulu’s is a great example of a cute top. With its’ balloon sleeves and fitted style, this top is a neutrally casual top and perfect for work or a night out.
Long sleeve, short sleeve, sweatshirts, and pullovers! These are just a few examples of some casual cute tops that will go a long way with any capsule wardrobe.
I also love this billowed top from Vici. It’s a very neutral white top with a little bit of flare. It’s a great option for a casual day, any time of the year.
A basic pullover is a huge trend right now and one that I believe is a great piece to add to your capsule wardrobe.
For example, a sweatshirt or hoodie pullover is being styled everywhere these days.
And sweatshirts have been around for as long as I can remember.
They’re not just for loungewear anymore making it a crazy versatile piece that is easily mixed and matched with its matching sweatpants or with a cool pair of distressed jeans or denim shorts.
The best thing about this current trend is that they are easily styled with a blazer, the latest bootie, or even with tennis shoes.
Here are some other great options for pullovers at great prices:
This lightweight sweater from boohoo is a great piece to add to any capsule wardrobe.
And this graphic pullover sweatshirt from Amazon is the perfect casual pullover that pairs well with jeans.
4. Tops for Work
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I love to shop for new tops for work. This is one look I am always on the hunt for.
Having a job with a casual attire dress code, I am always looking for ways to keep my work outfits cute and on-trend!
All while keeping in mind that these tops will create a ton of different outfits in my wardrobe.
Tops like this cute polka dot high neck blouse from Boohoo are an ideal option to achieve that dressy and professional look.
I personally love to dress up a nice pair of jeans with a cute top for work.
Bodysuits are another option for work. There are so many cute options that I have noticed lately that are perfect for styling a work outfit.
The ruffled look of this polka dot bodysuit is so cute and flattering!
It would look perfect layered under a blazer or cardigan and would mix and match well with other casual capsule pieces like black slacks, jeans, and a denim jacket!
And if you prefer animal print then this animal print bow blouse is another option great for wearing alone or layered.
Whichever style you choose, they can all go from a daytime work outfit to a date night outfit.
The best part is they pair well with all your other capsule pieces in your closet including denim jackets, cardigans, and blazers!
5. Cute Tops with Jeans
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Okay really, what top doesn’t go with jeans these days?! Any one of the tops covered in this post would create such a stylish look with jeans.
And any style of jeans you prefer would also look great with any of these tops.
This light peach top from Lulu’s is super cute with its open-back tie detail and is perfect for casual weekend wear.
From printed tops, ribbed, wrapped, bodysuits, blouses, pullovers, sweatshirts, graphic tees… I mean really you cannot go wrong mixing and matching all of these cute tops with a pair of jeans.
This really works great for someone who loves jeans as much as I do! And these tops are a great way to dress up those jeans on a casual Friday at work.
A great way to style these cute tops with your jeans is with layers! Yep! Don’t forget the layers, ladies!
A cute cardigan or a neutral-colored blazer always adds just a little extra touch to this look.
Just add your capsule wardrobe jewelry to elevate this look and you’re ready to go!
Missguided is also a great place to shop for some pretty good basics at amazing prices.
Either of these options would be cute easy mix and match pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe tops collection.
6. Graphic T-shirts
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Last but definitely not least we have the graphic t-shirt.
Vintage band t-shirts like this Van Halen t-shirt dress from Urban Outfitters are a huge trend that can live on forever as far as I’m concerned.
They are definitely a hot trend now but with their vintage appeal, they are sure to be around for years to come.
Another graphic t-shirt that is a great staple to add to your capsule and hold on to is a college logo t-shirt like this oversized UCLA t-shirt from H&M.
These can look super cute styled with denim shorts, jeans, hoop earrings, and cute pair of sunglasses.
A third option is any t-shirt with cute graphics on it like this butterfly printed graphic tee.
These types of graphic t-shirts look cute now and will live in your closet for quite some time.
Whether you choose to style it for a casual weekend look or to lounge in at home. You are sure to get a lot of use out of this cute trend.
To Wrap Things Up:
Capsule wardrobe tops are one of the most affordable and easy pieces that you can invest in now that will seamlessly transition into all seasons throughout the year!
And with so many options and styles to choose from, you are sure to create tons of outfits for years to come!
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