Your favorite basic just got so much better.

By Rebecca Daly
July 06, 2017
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An unexpected mint-green hue and of-the-moment tied cuffs offer up a fresh twist on the classic sailor stripe top. To buy: $50; net-a-porter.com.
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mango.com

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Tops with statement sleeves are having a major moment this summer, but in the heat and humidity, a structured fabric is the last thing you want to wear. This tee balances the best of both worlds—frilled sleeves and an eye-catching stripe—in a comfortable, breathable fabric.

Also available in grey stripe.

To buy: $34; mango.com.

matchesfashion.com

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Sometimes all you want is that tried-and-true jeans-and-a-tee outfit. With strategically placed figure-flattering darts, this top turns a casual combo into a polished, tailored look.

To buy: $88; matchesfashion.com.

jcrew.com

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Metallic gold makes even the simplest of silhouettes feel like a special find. Swap this one in for your standard white v-neck to take any weekend ensemble to the next level. Also available in metallic silver.

To buy: $50; jcrew.com.

bananarepublic.com

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Q: When is a T-shirt absolutely appropriate for the office? A: When it’s done up in silky fabric, complete with a menswear-inspired print and a tie-detail at the neckline.

To buy: $78; bananarepublic.com.

net-a-porter.com

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An unexpected mint-green hue and of-the-moment tied cuffs offer up a fresh twist on the classic sailor stripe top.

To buy: $50; net-a-porter.com.

zara.com

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This versatile piece has cute ruffled sleeves that add just a touch of feminine flair to a pair of boyfriend jeans, but will also look polished when tucked into a white pencil skirt. Also available in three other colors.

To buy: $13; zara.com.

hm.com

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Pretty, embroidered details have been popping up everywhere all season long—super-soft viscose tees are no exception. Also available in white and stripes.

To buy: $18; hm.com.