Casual And Chic Summer Tops

Casual And Chic Summer Tops

Summer officially starts next Tuesday and with the weather already getting hotter, we all tend to want to dress more casual to stay cool. But just because you want to stay cool and casual doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish and chic at the same time.  With the hotter weather we all tend to wear more tops with shorts and skirts and do not need as much layering.

However, you can still wear a nice light weight sweater, jacket, vest, poncho or kimono over your top especially at night or inside air conditioned spaces.  A lot of times these cover up pieces can be just what you need to make your outfit more stylish and chic.

Today I am debuting two new tops for you that are both casual, fun and easy to wear for summer. They are both made out of soft knit fabrics and are super comfortable and easy to wear. But they both have interesting details so they are not just a basic top.  Both can be worn with shorts, jeans or skirts, like I have done today for a fun summer look.

In my first look I am showing you the ivory criss cross top which is made out of a soft rayon lycra in an easy and loose body that is quite long. I chose to tuck mine into my skirt, but you can see the length of the top in our shop pictures. The main detailing is the criss cross band in the front neckline which is currently trending on a lot of tops and dresses.  This top works really nicely with our Geometric Print Kimono with Fringe which is the perfect soft and light weight summer cover up.

I first debuted this kimono for you here. This piece is a great example of how a summer cover up can make your simple outfit pop and be more stylish. It is made out of a beautiful soft printed fabric and has a trendy fringe detail in the bottom. It also has a thin self belt which is optional.

As for a necklace, I am excited to introduce a new Gold and Blue Shell Clover Necklace Set. As you know we have done a few of these clover necklace sets and every time we sell out of them quickly because they are so popular. This piece is really pretty and works great with this outfit.

For the second look, I am wearing our tan ivory stripe top with lace trim.  This top is really fun with beautiful feminine details. The body is also loose and easy and the sleeve hits right above the elbow.  It looks great left out but you can also tuck in the front a little bit to show some shape.  You can see how I did that in one of the photos toward the end of todays style feature. I chose not to wear the necklace with this top because of the lace trim in the front.  If you are going to wear a necklace with it, it should be short and dainty, or you can always do earrings.

As you can see I wore both tops with my denim skirt but they would both look great with shorts or jeans as well.  I finished off my look with cognac platform sandals and bag.

All four featured items are part of our weekend Flash Sale where you can get 15% off with code FS617 plus Free US shipping and $25.00 flat rate for all international shipments.

Geometric Print Belted Kimono with Fringe Trim – Click Here

Ivory Criss Cross Top – Click Here

Tan Ivory Stripe Top with Lace Trim – Click Here

Gold and Blue Shell Clover Necklace Set – Click Here

How do you like my looks?














Geometric Print Belted Kimono with Fringe Trim – Jacket Society

Ivory Criss Cross Top – Jacket Society

Tan Ivory Stripe Top with Lace Trim – Jacket Society

Gold and Blue Shell Clover Necklace Set – Jacket Society

Denim skirt – Seven for all mankind (old)

Platform sandals – Zara

Bag – YSL


Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. Very nice outfit and wedges 😉


  2. Both tops are beautiful and look fabulous with the denim skirt! And I love the kimono as a topper!


    1. Hi Andrea,
      Thank you so much 🙂


  3. I confess, Nora, I am a chronic offender when it comes to using the heat as an excuse to be absolutely sloppy in my dressing GRIN I try, I really do, but it’s hard when it’s sweltering outside. Although that top with the criss-cross neckline is quite the incentive 🙂


    1. Hi Sheela,
      Haha, I know what you mean. Thank you for stopping by 🙂


  4. I love this post as I m always looking for tops to wear with my denim skirt! I love the kimono look so much I just posted it to my Pinterest page 🙂 Great summer styling!


    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Thank you so much for stopping by!


  5. A denim pencil skirt is so versatile and I love yours. 3 great mix+match outfits Nora. I love all those tops and jewelry. Well done fashionista!

    Have a great week. Ada =)


    1. Hi Ada,
      Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful week too!


  6. You look awesome in the skirt with the white T-shirt and statement necklaces! So chic. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style party!


  7. Both tops are so cute! The second is my favorite and I’m also loving your denim skirt!



  8. I like all three looks, but I especially love that kimono! You look stylishly adorable. 🙂


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