Layering Tanks for Summer

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Orange Tank | White Tank | Shorts | Shoes {TTS } | Bag | Sunglasses | Friendship Bracelet | Turquoise Bracelet | Hoop Earrings | photography by: Angie Garcia

Let’s talk tanks! I mean, why are these not discussed more often? We talk staple denim and the everyday dress, but what about the tank? I just feel more comfortable wearing tanks under things. A sweater. A sheer blouse. A loose-fitted tank. A slip dress. You name it, I can justify a tank situation underneath it. So many tanks and tops in the summer have a cute pattern or colorway, but with most I think, “When on earth would you wear this?! The arm cut is so long or the crop is so short!” I don’t know about you, but I go to the grocery store and run errands, a few days here and there I get crazy and meet a friend for lunch. I’m not off on the Real Housewives on a trip where I can wear a crop top and not worry! 😉

Your undergarments should be as thoughtfully chosen as your wardrobe. In fact, when you’ve got the right tank or layering item on, it lets your outfit shine more. I know that sounds beyond cheesy, but nothing is worse than fidgeting with a top because it isn’t staying put. If you’ve got a great tank on underneath you don’t have to worry about anything shifting.

So today’s post is an ode to my favorite tanks, let’s chat about them!

  1. BEST FOR SWEATERS: Stock up on these $12 camisoles because they sell out all the time! These are junior sizing, so definitely size up. I get a medium in them. I wear these daily in the fall and winter because they are cotton and don’t ride up your waist or back. They tuck in easily to jeans and look like a little white cotton tee if they poke through with a plaid blouse. So many sweaters are knit to where they can have open weaves or holes and this allows you to wear those styles while keeping covered. I’m always asking Paul where these camis are {I need to buy more!} because I wear them all the time.
  2. BEST FOR SUMMER LAYERING: This is the white tank I have on in this blog post and I love it for those summer tanks. It has a higher cut under your arm, so if you have a bohemian blouse or dress on, this pairs with it perfectly. These are quite fitted and I’m wearing a small but would probably order a medium in another color. Even if you have a beautiful silk slip dress, it’s very on trend to layer it over this tank.
  3. BEST FOR DRESS SHAPEWEAR: These tanks are wonderful under dresses for church or the office. The straps allow you to criss-cross in the back if need be, too. This tank works like shapewear, so if you have a fitted dress for work, this smooths everything, so bra lines aren’t distracting to you. They always drive me a bit nuts! The other great part is that these tanks keep you from getting too hot or too cold, so if you live in a humid climate these are a life saver in the summer. I even wear them under tanks if we are at an outdoor concert to keep me cool. However, I think that’s great for an office setting since I’m always too cold or too warm inside. I wear a size small/medium in these. Now because it acts as shapewear, it is going to be more fitted, but that’s how it is to fit.
  4. BEST FOR V-NECK BLOUSES: If you have a lot of v-neck blouses for the office, you’ll love these halogen tanks. This v-neck tank comes in a ton of colors to fit whatever style of blouse you wear most often. I have this in the beige and ivory! This also has more of a shapewear fit, so it works great with silk blouses and the v-neck keeps it so it doesn’t show with your tops.

Now if my orange tank caught your attention over my layers, I don’t blame you! This is a plunge tank-top that feels like summer vacation. It’s got a lower arm-cut so it is meant to be layered to show your tank or bralette. I’m wearing the size small which is a bit oversized, but I like that I could also throw this on over leggings and a sports bra and it can be versatile. It comes in six colors and has a great quality feel, as well!

Do you have any tanks you love?

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  1. I love this look on you, Katey! The orange colour is so refreshing. Perfect for a summer day out! ❤️✨

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    Published 08 May 19Reply
  2. Skye Sawyer wrote:

    I love love love this bright summer look! And I am shocked at how cute the layering looks with a deep V and low cut arms. I have several tanks that I have kind of given up wearing because I am tired of wearing a bralette with them. I was thinking they would likely end up in the donate pile soon but I am excited to give them a new spin! Thanks for the inspo!

    Published 08 May 19Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Aw thank you girl!! Yes, try the tank trick and let me know what you think! xx, Katey

      Published 08 May 19Reply
  3. Jennifer wrote:

    This needs to be a series. It is so hard to find the basics sometimes. I need a basic layering tank. I need the perfect white tee. I need a nude bra that doesn’t show any lines. I need some black pumps that won’t break the bank. Even new undies!

    Don’t get me wrong, I love when you help me find a bright patterned dress or the perfect pink bralette. But I would love to see more posts some basic items that every girl needs!

    Published 08 May 19Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      LOVE this series idea!!! Thank you so much! xx, Katey

      Published 08 May 19Reply
  4. Laura Leigh wrote:

    LOVING these layered tanks! Makes the orange pop that much more!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 08 May 19Reply
  5. Bayley wrote:

    Free People half tanks are THE BEST. I work in a corporate office and wear pencil skirts with tops tucked in. These half tanks are perfect under blouses because they are cropped so they don’t have to tuck in. Normal tank tops get bunchy when you have to tuck them in so these are great.

    Published 09 May 19Reply
  6. Nice Post

    Published 10 May 19Reply