It’s the shape of summer and it looks good on everyone. Make sure you’re framing your collarbone in the best possible way
Zara has been strides ahead of the pack since the off-shoulder trend came into play and is showing show no sign of slowing. It has lots to choose from, but this striped poplin top just edges it; sky blue stripes and sweet capped sleeves? So good you should buy two. £19.99, Zara
Floatiness: discuss. Ok, we’ll go first – we like it. This Asos Curve top knows how to move, but is just thick enough to hold its shape and not be clingy. And its simplicity means you can still wear some statement jewellery without feeling like a folk hero. £32, Asos
This crepe number from H&M is nailing the slashed neckline, but it’s also one of those tops that will work overtime in your wardrobe. To paraphrase Bridget Jones’s mum, it’s what we call an all-rounder; the sort of thing one can wear with anything, to any occasion. £12.99, H&M
Not all stripes have to be of the Breton variety; Urban Outfitters’ bright, soft ribbed top is working a different kind of nautical. If you don’t fancy embracing the crop (it is a British summer, after all), pair it with a high-waisted denim skirt for instant seventies vibes. £29, Urban Outfitters
Every season, there’s one piece that gets it so right it’s worth investing in. This time, it’s Edit’s 100% cotton crisp white top. The subtle ruching at the back of the neckline will make it stay it exactly where you want it, and the just-longer-than-short sleeves are a subtle summery touch. £180, Liberty
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