Every time summer rolls around, I feel torn. On one hand, I’m thrilled by the thought of not having to deal with the complexities of layering for warmth, and of being able to throw on a breezy top without a second thought. On the other hand, it can be hard to navigate the nuances of simplicity when it comes to getting dressed for warmer weather. You no longer have the comfort of layers to fall back on if you’re looking to create a dynamic and interesting outfit. Now, your pieces have to be able to stand alone to shine. If you’re anything like me, and find this concept to be somewhat off-putting, we’ve got the perfect starting place for you. You really can’t go wrong with ruffles, puff sleeves, floral prints, dainty ties, and colors that pack a punch. Shop our favorite summer tops below!