Meet Summer's Most Wearable Trend- The Boxy Top

The boxy shirt is quite possibly the most versatile top trend to emerge in recent memory. It works for any occasion—from work to the weekend—plus there are iterations for every budget, from high-end designer pieces to high street versions. Read on for our styling tips and favorite options, and let us know how you like to style your boxy top in the comments!

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Jamie Chung of What The Chung?

When in doubt, pair a boxy shirt with slim pants. Your legs will look slimmer than ever, thanks to the flattering contrast in proportions.

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Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What

Look for shirt styles that are slightly cropped, without necessarily being a crop top (too-long styles will mask your figure). While we love how a boxy top looks with fitted pieces, you can also wear it with slouchier pants or jeans; just make sure the shirt is on the shorter side.

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Julie Sarinana of Sincerely, Jules

Try layering a button-down shirt under a boxy top for a borrowed-from-the-boys look. Pair with a miniskirt for contrast.

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Zina Charkoplia of Fashionvibe

We love a boxy top styled with a sleek pencil skirt for the office—so chic.

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10 Crosby Derek Lam 2 in 1 Combo Sleeveless Top ($345) in Grey

The built-in layering is on-point. 

Acne Studios Wonder Boxy T-Shirt ($100) in Royal Blue

Cobalt blue is ultra flattering. 

 

3.1 Phillip Lim Dandelion Embellished Silk Top ($332)

This feminine top plus boyfriend jeans equals the perfect sartorial juxtaposition. 

Anine Bing Vintage Graphic Tank Top ($119)

It’s hard to resist this graphic tank. Just add cut-off denim shorts and gladiator sandals for your weekend summer uniform. 

J.Crew Linen Pocket Tee ($55) in Marbled Persimmon

This shirt exemplifies casual schoolgirl chic style to a T. 

Robert Rodriguez Deep V Boxy Tee ($265) in Black

The sheer detail on this tee is sexy yet sleek. 

Madewell Denim Daisydot Top ($72) in Daisy Dots

Everything about this swingy denim shirt is swoon-worthy. 

ASOS T-Shirt ($61) in Hawaiian Print

Meet your new go-to summer top.

rag & bone Oda Top ($325) in Limelight

This structured boxy shirt screams: cool girl. 

 

Current/Elliott The Raw Edge Top ($188) in Summer Storm

We love the subtle ‘90s-inspired details on this frayed top.

 

We The Free Boxy Crop Stripe Tee ($48) in Black/White Stripe

You’ll reach for this classic tee every weekend. 

Topshop MOTO Bleach Denim Boxy Shirt ($60) in Blue

Chambray and a boxy shape is a match made in shirt heaven. 

 

Rebecca Taylor Short Sleeve Enchanted Garden Voile Tee ($250) in Melon Combo

Gauzy, floral perfection in shirt-form doesn’t come along every day. 

 

alice and olivia Rolled Sleeve Boxy Crop Top ($154) in Black/Off White

Pair with skinny, high-waisted black cropped pants for instant French-girl style. 

Vince Geometric Print Silk Tee ($265) in Coastal Combo

This is the perfect boxy tee for the office. 

Ella Moss Surfer Stripe Boxy Tee ($128) in Sunset

If you’re trying to inject some color into your wardrobe, consider this tee. 

Equipment Mina Bright White Orchard Blossom Print Shirt ($188)

The citrus and floral print on this boxy, silky shirt embodies summer in every way. 

Zara Two-Tone Polo Shirt ($60) in Pink

We’re predicting a polo shirt resurgence any day now.

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