Trendy Casual Tops You Can Dress Up Or Down This Summer and Fall!

 

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 20 trendy casual tops you can dress up or down this summer and fall!

 

 

If there’s ever been a year that I’ve bought more tops and t-shirts than dresses, it’s definitely 2020! I have been living in shorts, jogger pants, and skirts while social distancing! One of the reasons I love casual summer tops is they are so easy to dress up or down with accessories! I like that I can throw on a cute top like this knotted front shirt with joggers and a denim jacket on a summer night, and look fashionable! It’s also great that this top can be dressed up with a skirt if you’re going to dinner.

If you’re searching for a trendy top for summer and fall, you’re in luck! Today, I’m sharing 20 trendy casual summer tops that will transition well to fall 2020 and for seasons to come!

 

Trendy Sleeveless Casual Summer Tops

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts in a few weeks, and like you, I am super excited about shopping for new fall 2020 trends and essentials! Now is a great time to preview what’s going to be on sale, if you haven’t had a chance to check! There are quite a few trendy and affordable summer tops available now that will look amazing with the cozy cardigans and Moto jackets that will be deeply discounted toward the end of August. Here are a few must have sleeveless tops you’ll wear time and time again this summer and will transition well to fall!

 

Leopard print is classy, chic, and always on trend! This scallop leopard print camisole is available in tons of prints, and is super affordable and currently on sale for under $25! You can pair it with black paper bag or flat front shorts this summer. It’ll also look amazing with jeans or with tie front pants.

Halogen Scallop Detail Camisole Tan Abstract Animal Print leopard summer casual tops
Halogen Scallop Detail Camisole Tan Abstract Animal Print

 

 

This trendy button front camisole is an absolute must for summer and fall! It’s available in leopard print, and lime green. Don’t you just love the frilly ruffles? I do too!

Topshop Button Front Frill Camisole Monochrome animal print summer casual tops shirts women
Topshop Button Front Frill Camisole Monochrome

 

 

 

One shoulder/drop shoulder tops are a favorite! They will dress up any outfit and look amazing with your favorite solid or print skirt, shorts or pants. This black drop shoulder top is perfect for dinner with friends or date night.

Norma Kamali X REVOLVE Drop Shoulder Top Black casual summer tops
Norma Kamali X REVOLVE Drop Shoulder Top Black

 

 

 

I stumbled on this sleeveless knotted top on Sunday and featured it on Liketoknowit. This cute knotted top comes in a variety of colors – from black to grape leaf (green), lilac marble, and old rose (pink). I love them all, especially old rose! You can pair it with a cute distressed denim skirt, your favorite workout leggings, solid color or print joggers, shorts, and more!

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All In Favor Twist Hem Crop Tank Old Rose Pink casual summer tops women
All In Favor Twist Hem Crop Tank Old Rose Pink

 

 

I love tops with adjustable tie straps, especially this smocked “Beach Excursion Top“! I can see pairing it with my favorite distressed denim shorts for a backyard barbecue with those near and dear. It’ll also look fab with a print skirt or high waisted denim jeans. There are so many options!

Lost + Wander Beach Excursion Top Oat button front summer casual tops
Lost + Wander Beach Excursion Top Color Oat

 

 

The ribbed trend is a must for summer and fall 2020! I can’t get enough of this ribbed taupe sleeveless top. It’ll look great with a skirt and heels or distressed shorts and sneakers this summer. This tank top will look just as phenomenal with a denim jacket, blazer or moto jacket come fall.

Lovers + Friends Sol Tank Top Taupe casual summer tops
Lovers + Friends Sol Tank Top Taupe

 

 

Neutral shades are a hot color trend for summer and fall 2020! This sleeveless pleated swing top is perfection. You can dress it down with jeans or pair it with a blazer and wear it to the office or a video call with your coworkers.

Club Monaco Pleat Neck Swing Top Sandstone casual summer fall tops
Club Monaco Pleat Neck Swing Top Sandstone

 

 

Another hot trend I’m loving this summer is racer front tops! You can’t go wrong with stripes, especially this black and white racer tank. It’ll look great with any color denim – from white to light blue and black. I love the look of white skinny jeans with chic black and white stripe tops and black belts! It’s so chic! This top will also look amazing with your favorite black blazer come fall.

FRAME Le High Racer Tank Top Blanc Multi casual summer tops
FRAME Le High Racer Tank Top Blanc Multi

 

 

I’m obsessed with this ruffle trim tank! It is the perfect statement piece, and will look fabulous with everything in your wardrobe!

ALLSAINTS Lara Ruffle Trim Tank Acid Wash Black summer casual tops
ALLSAINTS Lara Ruffle Trim Tank Acid Wash Black

 

 

 

If you’re searching for a tee that you can wear for years to come, look no further than this ruffled tee! It comes in two colors and will dress up the most casual outfit.

Saturday/Sunday Christa Ruffled Tee Artic Teal summer casual tops fall
Saturday/Sunday Christa Ruffled Tee Artic Teal

 

 

Nothing says fall quite like paisley print! This jewel tone paisley print tank top is perfect for late summer and early fall. I can see wearing it with shorts now, and with jeans and a suede moto jacket come fall!

Farm Rio Meg Cami Camisole Mulberry paisley print fall jewel tank top casual tops summer
Farm Rio Meg Cami Mulberry

 

 

This best selling racerback tank looks like a halter top. It comes in two colors: black and white and is ideal for every occasion. This top looks great tucked in or out.

Krisa Surplice Tank Top White summer casual tops
Krisa Surplice Tank Top White

 

 

 

Must Have Short Sleeve Casual Summer Tops!

 

Puff sleeve tops gained popularity in 2019, and are still going strong for 2020! If you’re searching for a classic solid color puff sleeve top, you will love this puff sleeve top with twisted cuffs! It is available in six different colors and is under $50. This is one you can wear throughout the year! If you’re looking to wear it during the holidays, you can pair it with a festive sequin skirt or pants and a faux fur coat to a party.

CECE Puff Sleeve Top Rich Black summer tops casual
CECE Puff Sleeve Top Color Rich Black

 

 

You can’t go wrong with this black and white puff sleeve floral print top with ruffled cuff sleeves! It is the perfect top to wear with high waisted clothing. It’ll look great with jeans, shorts, and skirts! Wait until you see the back, it’s absolutely fabulous. This top is just beautiful and only $24.99!

H & M Puff-sleeved Smocked Blouse Black White Floral Print tie back summer casual tops women
H & M Puff-sleeved Smocked Blouse Black White Floral Print

 

 

 

If there’s one trend I’ve never gotten tired of, it’s definitely off the shoulder tops! Nothing says summer quite like eyelet tops. This must have eyelet off the shoulder top comes in two colors and can be worn for months to come, especially if you live somewhere warm!

Only Shery Eyelet Off the Shoulder Top Color Cloud Dancer White casual summer tops
Only Shery Eyelet Off the Shoulder Top Color Cloud Dancer

 

 

 

It’s no secret statement sleeves are incredibly popular! Do you have a favorite? I absolutely adore flutter sleeves, especially during the warm summer months. This pintuck yoke flutter sleeve tee is available in multiple colors including ivory, black, and pink! This is one you’ll wear this summer, fall, and next spring too! PS: It’s deeply discounted and less than $25 for a limited time.

Caslon Pintuck Yoke Flutter Sleeve Tee Pink Blossom summer casual tops
Caslon Pintuck Yoke Flutter Sleeve Tee Pink Blossom

 

 

Since I’ve gained a little weight in my midsection during quarantine, I find myself gravitating toward boxy tops and shirts! I purchased this boxy crop tee last month and I really love it! The quality is amazing, especially for the price. I don’t find that it fits like a traditional crop tee. It’s right at my waist! I purchased it in light pink and have worn it quite a bit. It comes in quite a few colors and is absolutely fantastic!

Madewell Boxy-Crop Tee summer casual tops
Madewell Boxy-Crop Tee

 

 

 

If you’re searching for a blouse that you can wear around the house, out to dinner or to the office, look no further than this pleated blouse! Not only is it gorgeous, but it’s affordable too at under $100. This navy blue mock neck blouse with ruffled sleeves is one you will wear for years to come.

Ro & De Margaux Pleated Blouse Navy Blue casual summer tops
Ro & De Margaux Pleated Blouse Navy Blue

 

 

 

Like you, I’m a huge fan of floral prints! This bright and colorful floral print crop top is ideal for summer.

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Numa Top Blossom Floral print casual tops summer
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Numa Top Blossom

 

 

How gorgeous is this smocked top? It’s available in two colors and floral print too! I love how they paired it with denim and sandals!

ASTR THE LABEL January Smocked Top White summer casual tops
ASTR THE LABEL January Smocked Top White

 

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