3 Effortlessly Chic Ways to Wear A Basic Black Top

Time for you to dig yours out from the back of your closet!


As much as we all love the latest fashion trendsskorts, cutouts, midi skirts, etc. – one should really never forget the importance of basic tops. Our fashionista of the month, Riya reminded us of that with her outfit that looks oh-so-effortlessly chic and well-put-together. With her as inspiration, here’s how you can style a basic black top with existing pieces in your wardrobe!

1. With printed bottoms

If you’re ever having trouble trying to pair your rarely-worn printed skirt or pants, this will solve all your styling headaches. Whether it’s floral or pineapple prints, a basic black top is the perfect piece to top – pun intended – off the whole look.

2. With almost every other colour

From military green jackets to bright yellow skirts, a black top will smoothly blend in without making you look either too dull or OTT.

3. With statement jewellery

A chunky jewelled piece versus a leopard print top? Not so much. Wear it with your plain black top and you have yourself the right ‘mantel’ to show it off.

Want something a little fancier than a basic top? Here are four of our fave finds to get you started!


Clockwise from top left: Long Sleeve Jersey Top, RM49, Kei&Kori via Zalora; Lace Top, RM89, Mango; Griffith Top in Black, RM79, Ramune via Fashion Valet; Chiffon Blouse, RM79.90, H&M.

Get more of Riya’s style tips and looks in female’s July ’14 issue!

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