When it comes to what constitutes my summer wardrobe, high waisted shorts and cute, basic crop tops dominate. That combo is so effortlessly cool and so easy wear that it's hard not to resort to it every time I get dressed in the morning. When I can't wear shorts, like if I have a professional event or want to feel more dressed up, crop tops can still be paired with pretty much everything in my closet, making them the true sartorial stars of my warm weather looks. Throw one on with a silk midi skirt and some strappy heels and you're ready for a wedding; rock one with trousers and heeled loafers and you're office ready. You really can't go wrong with a crop top, so to help you build a collection of your own I rounded up 20 simple yet sleek picks that you'll want to reach for day after day.
From one shouldered to strapless, colorful to neutral, ruched to crisp, and everything in between, the selection of shirts below has got a little something for everyone, no matter your style. One thing they do have in common is their affordability, so pick a few of your favorites and amp up your summer style in a flash.