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There’s something about a tied-up top that’s a little bit ’70s, a little bit summer camp and the pinnacle of I-just-threw-this-on effortlessness. Best of all, you can tailor it to your liking: Cinch it up high for a cropped look or knot it loosely over a tank. Here, eight options you’ll be wearing all season (and well into fall).

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Garden Floral

Wear it to work with a high-waisted skirt and with jeans on the weekend.

Zara ($40)

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Bandanna Print

Makeshift-chic is sort of the whole point here, so a handkerchief motif feels especially apt. 

Faithfull the Brand ($120)

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Candy Striped

Pairs well with sun-dappled patios and ocean breezes.

Rails ($138)

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Bell Sleeves

The long sleeves say “I’m a lady,” but the knot up front says “a lady who doesn’t have time to tuck in her shirt.”

Bershka ($29)

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Color-block Plaid

Like what an art teacher might wear on vacation (and we mean that in a good way).

Free People ($58)

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Shirting Stripes

Crisp and clean on its own or with the matching skirt.

Clayton ($125)

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It doesn’t get any more summertime wholesome than this. BYO picnic basket.

Show Me Your Mumu ($124)

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Ballet-inspired Wrap

Channel Misty Copeland and define your waist while you’re at it.

Eloquii ($85) 

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