Trending Now: Tops
In the age of Zoom, there’s been a spotlight on tops for a while, so you don’t need us to sing their praises. But video calls are finally being replaced with face-to-face rendezvous, and guess what? They’re just as important now as they were then. If anything, now’s the time to give them the moment they deserve. If you don’t know what your collection is missing or what trends to tap in to, we’re here to show you…
First on our checklist is, you guessed it, checks. It’s a pattern often used on picnic blankets, and with picnics being the unexpected hero of the past year, is it any surprise that checks are trending this season? Gingham, plaid or tattersall (as seen on this top), add the print to your collection. Looking to tick off more than one trend? This top is the way to do it. A triple threat, it fits in perfectly with three of this summer’s top trends; checks, pink and collar detailing. A statement frill collar, shirred fabric and a peplum hem, what’s not to love? Pair it with denim shorts, sandals and a pair of sunnies and get ready to compete with the picnic blanket (and win).
Forever a sunny-weather staple, what’s a British summer without a bit of broderie? Romantic, whimsical and light, it’s the perfect trend to embrace as we get closer and closer to freedom. It’s all in the details with pretty embroidery and delicate lace panelling - we can almost see ourselves frolicking in a wildflower field. We’re very into the big collar on this blouse (another top that hits more than one trend) and it’s perfect for layering, preferably over even more broderie. Keep styling simple and stick to our go-to formula of jeans and a nice top. You don’t want anything taking away from the beauty of this design.
More romance, more embroidery, but this time we’re adding frills. Necklines, sleeves and hems, no edge should be left unruffled. The perfect trend for the summer of love that’s headed our way, we see ourselves taking it to the main stage of festivals, or if that doesn’t happen, drinks in the pub garden will be just as warmly embraced. This top has effortless, bohemian vibes with the off-shoulder design, perfect for showing off some skin, earthy embroidery and tassel detailing. Paired back with ecru denim and simple sandals, go for a neutral look from head-to-toe.
Which trend is the one for you?