For those of you who live in jeans and trousers, curating a strong top selection is key, particularly in summer. In lieu of a coat, jacket or knitwear, your top will need to work even harder to ensure your overall outfit hits the sartorial sweet spot.
One of the best things about tops is you don't need to spend excessive amounts to get your hands on a good one. And with international travel still in short supply, the high street has channelled all of its usual holiday-wardrobe energy into creating excellent pieces you can style up on home soil. Cue a slew of impressive and affordable tops that have dropped just in time for summer.
This two-part look is near impossible to get wrong and 100% can be assembled using pieces in your current wardrobe. Still, if you're looking for a quick top refresh, I've got you. Below are 25 of the best affordable summer tops I've seen lately, which tick off every major summer trend to boot—pink, tie-dye, puff sleeves, neon, micro pleats, linen. The gang's all here.
Scroll below to see my pick of the best affordable summer tops to pep up your style this season.
SHOP THE BEST AFFORDABLE SUMMER TOPS
River Island Pink RI Studio Tie Dye Oversized Shirt (£89)
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Spaghetti Tie Top (£55)
& Other Stories Frilled Puff Sleeve Blouse (£45)
COS Tiered Vest (£59)
Arket Boat-Neck Strap Top (£15)
Marks and Spencer Pure Irish Linen Short Sleeve Shirt (£45)
Free People Meridien Corset Top (£54)
COS Fitted Vest Top (£12)
Mango Violeta Ribbed Embroidered Knit Top (£30)
French Connection Reta Check Tie-Front Shirt (£45)
Marks and Spencer Irish Linen Button Detail Cami Top (£50)
Nasty Gal Floral Print Handkerchief Top (£15)
Monki Long-Sleeve Pleated Top (£20)
Free People Claude Corset (£40)
French Connection Artina Poplin Shirt (£55)
COS Linen Shirt (£59)
Arket Linen Blend Strap Top (£55)
& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Crop Top (£45)
H&M Linen Strappy Top (£10)
Warehouse Chambray Smocked Shirt (£45)
Mango Open Knitwork Top (£30)
Ghost Nicola Shirt (£89)
Selected Femme Cotton Puff Sleeve Top (£65)
H&M Halterneck Top (£13)
Weekday Duper Racerback Crop Tank (£8)
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