I’ll be the first to admit that I hate spending a lot of money on tops. I’m not sure why, but on the list of priorities among which to distribute my shopping budget, tops are near the end, coming after jeans, outerwear, shoes, and bags, but maybe ahead of sweaters and jewelry.
Perhaps it’s because of all the items we wear and buy, tops feel the most susceptible to the ever-changing trend cycle and thus are riskier to purchase. No one wants to spend all their money on a “trendy” top only for it to feel dated weeks later. That’s why, unless it’s a basic or super-classic style, I tend to stick to the cheaper end of the spectrum when buying shirts, blouses, and anything else in the category. Luckily, doing so is easy thanks to some of my favorite brands and sites. So to shop 26 cheap tops I’m loving now and for the months ahead, just keep scrolling.