The Best Lightweight Summer Tops to Stock Up on Now

by Lauren Caruso
Jul 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Ah, summer, the season of stickiness. OK, that’s not all summer’s known for (read: rooftops, barbecues and beach days) but when it’s 90-plus degrees out and you’re stuck walking to work in what feels like a cloud of humidity, the last thing you want is for your clothes to start sticking to you. In fact, that’s basically my entire warm-weather sartorial aesthetic: forever wearing clothes that don’t touch my body.

More: 51 Cute Summer Outfit Ideas to Try This Season

But because finding the elusive lightweight summer top that’s appropriate for work and play isn’t easy, we culled 17 of ’em — our favorite breezy warm-weather shirts ahead.

Originally posted on StyleCaster

1 /21: Mango fluted-hem blouse

1/21 :Mango fluted-hem blouse

Mango fluted-hem blouse (Mango, $59.99)

2 /21: Modern Citizen Elsa one-shoulder top

2/21 :Modern Citizen Elsa one-shoulder top

Modern Citizen Elsa one-shoulder top (Modern Citizen, $68)

3 /21: Farrow Lucia top

3/21 :Farrow Lucia top

Farrow Lucia top (Need Supply, $52)

4 /21: J.O.A. tie-front top

4/21 :J.O.A. tie-front top

J.O.A. tie-front top (J.O.A., $70)

5 /21: Club Monaco Rowlen top

5/21 :Club Monaco Rowlen top

Club Monaco Rowlen top (Club Monaco, $149.50)

6 /21: Grana silk halter-neck camisole

6/21 :Grana silk halter-neck camisole

Grana silk halter-neck camisole (Grana, $45)

7 /21: Cult Gaia Lola twist top

7/21 :Cult Gaia Lola twist top

Cult Gaia Lola twist top (Cult Gaia, $168)

8 /21: Wilfred Aimee blouse

8/21 :Wilfred Aimee blouse

Wilfred Aimee blouse (Aritzia, $65)

9 /21: Luisa et la Luna Anya top

9/21 :Luisa et la Luna Anya top

Luisa et la Luna Anya top (The Frankie Shop, $367)

10 /21: Fame and Partners Radhika top

10/21 :Fame and Partners Radhika top

Fame and Partners Radhika top (Fame and Partners, $199)

11 /21: Genuine People laced-up crop top

11/21 :Genuine People laced-up crop top

Genuine People laced-up crop top (Genuine People, $99)

12 /21: Ammara Anouk top

12/21 :Ammara Anouk top

Ammara Anouk top (Ammara, $275)

13 /21: Reformation fox top

13/21 :Reformation fox top

Reformation fox top (Reformation, $98)

14 /21: Pixie Market one-sleeve floral ruffled top

14/21 :Pixie Market one-sleeve floral ruffled top

Pixie Market one-sleeve floral ruffled top (Pixie Market, $104)

15 /21: Loéil Calin top

15/21 :Loéil Calin top

Loéil Calin top (Loéil, $118)

16 /21: BDG Game On tie-back tank top

16/21 :BDG Game On tie-back tank top

BDG Game On tie-back tank top (Urban Outfitters, $24)

17 /21: BB Dakota Carrieann top

17/21 :BB Dakota Carrieann top

BB Dakota Carrieann Top, $80; at Revolve

18 /21: & Other Stories gathered-strap top

18/21 :& Other Stories gathered-strap top

& Other Stories gathered-strap top (& Other Stories, $55)

19 /21: Christy Dawn Ella crop top

19/21 :Christy Dawn Ella crop top

Christy Dawn Ella crop top (Christy Dawn, $139)

20 /21: Apiece Apart bleached denim ruffle top

20/21 :Apiece Apart bleached denim ruffle top

Apiece Apart bleached denim ruffle top (The Frankie Shop, $240)

21 /21: Rosetta Getty one-shoulder top

21/21 :Rosetta Getty one-shoulder top

Rosetta Getty one-shoulder top (Net-a-Porter, $590)