There is life beyond semi and fully tucked tops. These outfit ideas are for Team Untucked Top, and will be especially comfortable as the weather warms. In terms of silhouette, untucked tops can be fluid, boxy, straight, A-line, tiered, oversized, tailored, banded, welted, asymmetrical, curved, body-con, cropped, long, or hint at a waistline. Colours, patterns, necklines, and sleeve treatments can vary.

Here’s an assortment of untucked tops.

Everlane
The Smock Cami
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3
Banana Republic
Swing Top
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2
Banana Republic
Swing Top
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2
Banana Republic
Smocked Top
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5
Banana Republic
Dolman Top
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4
Banana Republic
Dolman Top
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2
Banana Republic
Pleated Top
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3
Banana Republic
Pleated Top
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3
H&M
Crêped Shirt
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4
Boden
Hannah Linen Shirt
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4
Boden
Laurie Linen Top
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4
Mango
Long Lyocell Shirt
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5
Kit & Ace
Wave Tee
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9

On to some outfit ideas.

1. Boxy Curved Hem Shirt

This top is boxy and quite architectural. Subtle structure in the right places tempers its volume. That’s through details like structured shoulders, a shorter sleeve that bares forearm skin, a not too long length, and a wonderful curved hemline that breaks up the horizontal line that is created across the bottoms. Wide pants add more volume to the outfit – an acquired taste – yet the subtle structure of the top makes it work well to my eye. You can completely offset the horizontal line created by the hem of the untucked top by wearing low-contrast bottoms. If the pants were dark like the top, the outfit would have more vertical integrity. That said, I love the crispness of the white pants. The new shorter full length of the pants showcases black slides that bookend the model’s hair. Smashing look.

Boxy Curved Hem Shirt

2. Boho-Lite

Tops that are bohemian in some small or big way look great untucked over jeans, shorts, soft wide pants, and utility pants. This is a linen top with a front gathered inset that is super breezy for hot days. Add Summery footwear, sunnnies, a bag, and you’re good to go.

Boho Lite

3. Structured Wrap

If you prefer to wear structured untucked tops, some sort of wrap silhouette is an option. The structured fit makes it work particularly well for flared skirts and pants, although straighter bottoms are good too. I do find this top a little long for the skirt, but not too bad. It’s a very pretty and conventionally flattering proportional mix. Add Summery shoes and bag to complete the look.

Structured Wrap

4. Lots of Drape

This is for Team Drape. Combine an untucked drapey top with a drapey skirt and see what happens. Here, the draping of the cowl neck adds a bit of vertical integrity, as does the pleating of the skirt. To elongate the outfit, simply combine a top that is low contrast to the bottom. Finish off the look with footwear that you find flattering, and add accessories of your choice.

Lots of Drape