The handkerchief top trend is back from the ’90s and is even more chic now

The summer sun finally When the season arrives, I can’t help but spend my free time, when I’m not chasing the sun, trawling through Pinterest boards and Instagram pages looking for warm-weather outfits I can recreate this time of year.

Admittedly, my wardrobe already has most of the pieces I could wear this summer, but I’ve spotted some glaring gaps that I’m hoping to fill as soon as possible. Intrigued by the images flooding my IG timeline over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about trying out the handkerchief top trend for myself.

Casual and elegant at the same time, this strapless top style exudes a relaxed ’90s vibe that you’ll want to carry all season long. Perfect for a beachside throw-on, this cute top trend looks incredibly chic when chosen in a luxe silk style and paired with a flowing maxi skirt or draped silk trousers.

With its strapless silhouette and cropped length, you might have thought this trend would be tricky to pull off, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to pull off. Pair the breezy top with linen trousers or a fitted skirt for a effortless on-trend look. Or, look for a more flattering or strappy top (the shopping edit below will point you in the right direction) and keep styling as planned.

Influencers are wearing handkerchief tops.

You can also make it yourself: to achieve this style, choose a square silk or cotton scarf, fold it in half diagonally and tie the two thin ends behind your back. Or buy a ‘ready-to-wear’ top on sale from your favourite brands. From clever stretchy styles at Bershka to ultra-elegant silk tops at SIR., both high street and designer brands are bursting with growing summer trends.

Influencers are wearing handkerchief tops.

Read on to discover our picks of the best handkerchief tops.

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