Fashion is very complicated. First, there are many different elements that make up an outfit. Obviously you need bottoms, a top, shoes, and different accessories. In addition, each of these elements have their own internal variations. For example, with bottoms you have pants, shorts, capris, skirts, etc. and that doesn’t even include the numerous subcategories within each of these categories. The kind of bottoms you choose to wear in an outfit depend on what kind of image, style, or feel you are going for with your outfit. Are you trying to be formal, casual, athletic, modern, classy, funky, etc. Similarly, there are many different kinds of tops that make up the whole feel of an outfit.
Camis and Tees
Camis and tees are kind of the basic building blocks when it comes to a top. People often use camis and tees to bring color to an outfit. While camis and tees can be worn by themselves, they can also be added to another top to create a layered look, which is an extremely popular look. The layered look allows you to add colors together or bring color to a neutral-toned shirt (like black, white, gray, or brown). Additionally, camis and tees can add texture to an outfit. While most camis and tees are made with cotton, there are camis and tees with lace on the bottom, which can add an element of formality to an outfit and allow you to dress up an outfit. Camis and tees aren’t just a cut-out top option; they have a lot of their own variety and style that can be built on to enhance an outfit.
Another kind of outfit top is the blouse. Blouses really accommodate a wide variety of styles. Blouses come in a multitude of different fabrics and styles, like tight silk blouses, cotton button-ups, lacey and loose shirts, etc. People use blouses to express their own style. When people find styles or fabrics of blouses that they like with their body type and taste, they can find blouses within that category for different occasions. For example, say someone really likes colored blouses; they can find casual collared polos, or indie jean button-up shirts, or formal silk partial button-up shirts, all of which use the same basic blouse style that person likes while still introducing variety to a wardrobe.
Another popular kind of top, especially in the winter, is the sweater. Like blouses, sweaters also have a lot sub-categories for different occasions and different styles. This includes things like cardigans, blazers, and over-the-head sweaters. Sweaters pair especially well with camis and tees, which is convenient since layering also helps keep you warm when you wear sweaters in the winter weather. Sweaters are both functional and fashionable options for Tops.