4 Ways to Rock the Tube Top This Summer

Here we are, in the heat of summer, and it is, as one could imagine, h-o-t outside. Like so hot that wearing clothing can feel suffocating. So let’s minimize our exposure to the elements, shall we? Our method of choice? Exposing just a little more skin, in a totally tubular fashion.

The tube top is essential summer-wear for the heat-aware. A smocked version, like the blue-and-white number we chose, is even more flattering against your curves, whatever slope they may slant. Peep below for some of our favorite tube top outfit inspo, and get ready to tube it up!

1. Topshop Bandeau Top, $48 | 2. Lemaire Wide-leg Cotton Trousers, $129 | 3. & Other Stories Crystal Drop Earrings, $29 | 4. MANGO Transparent Box Clutch, $39.99 | 5. & Other Stories Heeled Suede Sandal, $99

The crop-top nature of the tube pairs wonderfully with a high-waisted pant; we chose a white wide-legged version for ultimate summer breeze-ability. We’re still loving transparent boxy bags to add some structure to the loose fits of summer. A pop of color on the toes and ears bring some vivaciousness to a neutral but classic ensemble.

1. Topshop Bandeau Top, $48 | 2. Ksubi Rap Midi Skirt, $240 | 3. Quay x Desi Don’t At Me Sunglasses, $100 | 4. Topshop Rainbow Heart Bag, $60 | 5. Zara Vinyl Mules, $69.90

For a more relaxed weekend vibe, some distressed denim and crisp white shades will do nicely. Spread the love with a sparkling rainbow heart bag, and make sure your perfect pedicure gets the attention it deserves with some transparent mules.

1. Topshop Bandeau Top, $48 | 2. Zara Striped Shorts, $39.90 | 3. Dogeared Unicorn Coin Necklace, $69 | 4. Mango Suede Belt Bag, $59.99 | 5. Topshop Nashville Strappy Sandals, $80

Once again we return to the virtues of the high-waisted pant, but this time showing a little more leg. Lace-up sandals shorten the length of exposed skin without making anything look, well, stumpy, and we always love the comfort of a block heel. For the girl on the go, no bag is better than the belt bag, which is definitely just a fancy name for a fanny pack. But look how chic she looks in black suede! The coin necklace that you’ve probably seen literally everyone on your Instagram feed wearing these days is the perfect finishing touch.

1. Topshop Bandeau Top, $48 | 2. H&M Denim Bib Overall Shorts, $32.99 | 3. Anthropologie Komono Canary Round Sunglasses, $89 | 4. Mango Beaded Wood Handbag, $69.99 | 5. & Other Stories Two-Strap Sandal, $79

You didn’t think we’d finish this post without overalls, did you? Tube tops were made for overalls, covering just enough without all the squishing and tucking that comes with bulkier top options. So revel in your freedom with some bright yellow sunnies, fire-engine red shoes that are ready to stop traffic and be stomped through the streets in, and a sweet beaded bag for all your essentials. It’s the perfect Sunday outfit you never knew you needed.

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