I’m Obsessed With This Summer Outfit Formula, Starring the Cutest $27 Tank EVER
As a big fan of uniform dressing, I often lean on the same few outfit formulas when getting dressed. Whether I'm in a hurry or simply want to feel my best, a cute top and skirt — in either a midi or maxi length — is my absolute favorite outfit year-round, but especially in Summer when the living is easy and all I want to do is drape my body in languid silhouettes. I mean, who doesn't?
While I love simple tank tops and t-shirts and routinely style them with my favorite skirts, it's nice to mix it up and experiment with a slightly more unique silhouette. Enter: the POPSUGAR Smocked Tank Top ($27, originally $36) which perfectly fits the bill and is available in a range of colors and prints including basic black, light blue, bright red (witness it in action on my gorgeous co-worker Maria), and two darling floral prints in navy and green.
A new-for-June piece from the POPSUGAR collection at Kohl's, this tank top is my ideal basic-with-a-twist. As a smocked style, it's fitted and hugs my shape in a very flattering way without feeling tight or constricting. My favorite detail, however, is the sweet, bow-tie straps which give the tank a fashion-forward style element that still feels totally easy to throw on with anything (if you're not a skirt girl like me, reach for your favorite jeans or shorts). Since I rarely find snug articles of clothing to be comfortable (who feels me?!), I had to take this smocked top for a spin a few different times to really put it to the test.
Since I could wear a comfy top and skirt every day of the week, see how I styled my favorite combo three different ways ahead. Whether you're a skirt devotee like me or rarely slip one on, I guarantee you'll be inspired to try each of my looks on your own whether for date night, a Summer soiree, vacation, or beyond. And for more Summer outfit ideas, head over to The Outfit Bar at Kohl's, where you'll discover a range of affordable looks to get you through the Summer months in style.