Tank tops are an essential part of every girl’s wardrobe. They’re great for layering, perfect as comfy loungewear, and ideal for a hard workout. While tank tops are great basics, sometimes you want to incorporate them into your daily outfits and still look polished, professional, and put together. If you’re wondering how to wear a plain tank for work, dates, or school, check out these style tips.
With Shorts and Cropped Pants
Now, it’s true that shorts aren’t generally the most professional attire, but when you wear black, wide legged, cropped pants with a basic white tank, you’re elevating your top to office attire with the shorts and the color scheme. Black and white is a classic office combo, and when you add a pair of heels and a blazer, no one will argue with your sophisticated fashion prowess
If you’re attending a more casual event, like a coffee date or brunch, a pair of flowing shorts and a solid color tank are the perfect choice. Find flowing shorts with a tie waist and a wild, loud pattern. Then, just match your tank to one of the colors in your shorts for a cohesive look that’s both classy and casual. Gladiator sandals, sunglasses, and a statement purse are your best accessories.
With a Skirt
Tank tops are a skirt’s best friend. Whether you’re wearing a high-waisted leather mini, a mid-calf length pencil skirt, or an empire waist maxi, you can pair each one with a simple tank. Getting ready for a night out? Pair that high-waisted mini with a black tank top, heeled booties, and a zippered, leather jacket. Heading into the office? Add a light blue tank to your pencil skirt and top it off with a black blazer and kitten heels. Time for a festival in the park? Balance your flowing skirt with a fitted tank and throw on some sandals and a hat.
Let your tank top be the base for any of these outfits and build your ensemble according to the event you’re attending. Make sure to accessorize correctly, as just adding heels, jewelry, or a cardigan can change your whole look.
If you’re going for a sleek, monochrome look, there’s no better pair than distressed black jeans and a simple black tank. Whether you choose to add boots and a leather jacket or pumps and a blazer, your tank is the perfect base for this stylish outfit.
While monochrome may be appropriate for a night out or a first date, sometimes you want a look that’s more fun and flirty. To change up your look, just change up your tank. Instead of a fitted, black top, choose one that’s looser and has graphics and words. You’ll instantly come across as relatable, interesting, and relaxed.
With a Sweater
If you love layering, but you don’t want all the extra bulk, try wearing a tank with a thin, sheer sweater. Choose a fitted tank that lies flat against your body to minimize rolls and wrinkles. Your sweater should be knit, loose, and flowy. All that’s left is to throw on a pair of jeans and some sneakers.
Since leggings have made the transition from workout gear to athleisure and street wear, their popularity has exploded. Women wear leggings to work with heels and blazers, to parties under dresses, and to school with graphic tees and cardigans. They’ve gained so much popularity in the fashion world that it’s time to wear them with a tank too.
For this type of outfit, it’s best to choose bright, colorful leggings and an understated women’s tank top. Choose a top that’s a little looser and longer, so it balances the tight leggings and falls below your hips. If your tank is loose enough to show the area where your bra would be, wear a simple lace bandeau underneath. Ensure this ensemble doesn’t look like pajamas when you wear heeled booties and some jewelry.
Tank Tops Every Day
While in the past your tanks may have only been appropriate for the gym or for bedtime, today it’s fashionable to wear them every single day. Don’t tuck away your tanks just for layering and working out, wear them with pride to work, school, and everywhere else! Try these different ways to style your tank tops and see which one is your favorite today!