I think it’s fair to say that nobody follows the no-white-before-Memorial-Day rule much anymore. However, I did find myself, on Memorial Day, thinking of white tops that can take me through summer and beyond, so I thought I would share them with you. First up: a pretty straightforward white button-down with appealing three-quarter (or are they bracelet?) sleeves.
A cool gauze collarless top for throwing on with jeans or chinos.
Once I did a post on short-sleeved button-downs in which I said I liked them because they’re cooler than their long-sleeved counterparts. A few of you commented that I should simply roll up my sleeves for the same effect, but I am here to tell you that it’s not the same; short sleeves are much cooler. I like the boxy fit on this one from Madewell.
A really nicely streamlined peasant top with a nice deep-ish neckline.
This gathered-neck top is similar to the one above, but with slightly more going on.
Here’s the priciest piece of the day, but the eyelet is so great, and I think it’s a top that would get reached for frequently.
A flap pocket popover from J. Crew that looks like it could be all business or lots of fun depending on your mood.
The details here are just really good.
This boxy button-down looks like it’s from a fancy Japanese designer, but it’s actually from Everlane and goes for well under $100.
A gauze button down for beachy days.
I love the cool bib on this pintuck peasant top.
A smocked gauze top that’s feminine without being prissy.
This has an ever so slightly blue caste to it, but I’m including it because I love the idea of a white(ish) denim shirt.