A special top can pull looks together and elevate a pair of jeans to new heights. When I envisage nice tops, my mind goes straight to contemporary designer Christopher Esber. His sophisticated designs have taken the fashion world by storm. I’m in awe of his recently released cropped shirt with an interlocked-hoop detail. The combination of resin with tailoring is the very definition of a “nice top.”
White tops with embroidered detailing look amazing with denim, particularly in the summer months when the airy voiles complement deep-indigo denim. Likewise, evenings are an opportunity to wear lighter textiles and silks that are soft to the touch. This season’s crochet knitwear also pairs well with denim, and I’m loving longer sleeves, which balance the effect of the open weaves.
I also consider classics part of my nice-top repertoire. Although high-neck vests are deemed casual, well-cut basics act as a foundation for outfits to be levelled up with blazers and jewellery. If you’re hoping to add a nice top to your collection, keep scrolling for the ones that have caught my attention lately.