Style Guide: How To Wear Long Tops

Popping up in all the latest collections are long tops with step, waterfall or uneven hemlines with layers and luscious colours. These garments are versatile, transeasonal, and can be worn on almost any occasion. No matter the season, long tops are versatile and stylish and can be paired with pants for a corporate office style or a midi skirt for post-work drinks. Some of our favourite brands such as Kiik Luxe, 3rd Story and Betty Basics are all offering longer styles, which we just know you're going to love! 

These long tops are a staple in any fashionable girl’s wardrobe and though the style may be simple, a few accessories and unique styling can transform this classic style into something modern, flattering and fun. If you love the idea of wearing a longer top but don't quite know how, let us do the hard work, and read on for our top styling tips!

Here are some great tips for styling long tops:

Timeless and tailored.

Long layered tops look timeless with tailored pants and heels for the office. Go bold and daring and embrace a 1970’s style with culottes or palazzo pants, just make sure the top you choose is fitted and structured to avoid drowning in the style!

Casual and comfortable.

There's nothing more comfortable than wearing a long top with your favourite leggings or stretch jeans. Pair this look with sneakers and a hat for an effortless, sporty-vibe look, perfect for the weekend.

On a night out.

Ideal for nights out or dinner dates, a body-con midi skirt looks stunning with a long top. Opt for a bright modern print or stick to classic monochrome with a fitted black or white style. If you feel that the top is too long, tuck in one side letting the other side flow. This is great for girls with shorter legs, and helps to flatter the waist.

Play with length.

If you’re worried about getting lost in your long top – a cropped jacket adds instant structure and creates a flattering silhouette. If you’re going to work, a cropped blazer is stylish, or you could choose a denim or leather jacket for the weekend or an evening event.

Play with fabrics

One of our favourite things about long tops is that they don’t have just to come in classic jersey or stretch fabrics. Gorgeous chiffons and knit blends add a refreshing take, with bold prints and contrast panelling. We're loving some of the bold prints from Kiik Luxe this season!

Accessories are everything.

Sometimes a classic style like the long top needs a little something extra to lift the look. We're talking accessories.  Longline jewels work well as do fitted chocker style necklaces for added glam. Just keep the rest of your accessories neutral if you choose to layer on the jewellery. For winter, get yourself a chunky scarf to complete your longline look. Not only does this add a little something to your style, you'll be keeping warm too!

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