Tubular!

By Lizzie Carter

Remember that Abercrombie tube top you couldn’t stop wearing in 7th grade? Do the little moose and aggressive floral print bring back any memories?

Well, It’s back. But this time, in a more tasteful fashion than remembered. Removing the gradient shades of color and tiny stripes, tube tops now are updated in patterns and textures- from a range of ruched, mesh, and psychedelic patterns. They will look perfect with your favorite pair of culottes or boyfriend jeans. To “adult” this look from your 13-year-old self’s style, don’t be afraid to mix up pieces. Why not pair it with chunky heeled boots and leather leggings for a punk vibe? Balancing out the look with pants makes the look fun, but still appropriate for the September heat.

Why not pair it with chunky heeled boots and leather leggings for a punk vibe? Balancing out the look with pants makes its fun, but still appropriate for the September heat.

 

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                                   Courtesy of Vogue Magazine

This look plays up a more retro vibe with a baseball hat and a denim jacket- with a twist. When paired with a coat and long pants, a tube top can shift from summer to the perfect piece in fall. Showing a little skin is always a refined update as the season’s change.

 

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                            Courtesy of Caitlyn Maskalunas

 

A long necklace spices up a tube top outfit. It also draws the interest up to the shoulders but with more detail than just the top. An outfit when out to dinner with friends or a casual day out. The white pattern adds style to an otherwise plain outfit.

So dig through your closet and try to find an old tube top or three. Takes about five minutes to put together and is an outfit that you will always be able to re-wear.

 Ready for a modern twist on a classic top?