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Top it all with these terrific tanks and tees

Love them? Live in them? Can’t live without them?

Then look forward to a summer filled with fabulous, outfit-making tanks and tees.

Whether you're casual, sporty or a fashionista, there’s a plethora of these practical pieces out there.

Confused by the cacophony of colors and styles? No worries! We’ve got you covered to pick out the perfect top, right here in this week’s edition of our weekly fashion-and-beauty update.


This is a high-fashion look that’s available at real-world prices. The tank featured here comes in five colors and is from Banana Republic. At $38 a pop, you won’t feel like there’s been a run on your bank account.


If you want this look on a budget, peek into your favorite juniors store to see what’s cooking. This red-hot trend has been picked up and “reinterpreted” everywhere and at all price points — and with juniors particularly cost-conscious, prices at these stores tend to be less. Express also has embellished tees under $30. Meanwhile, the Tory by TRB tee featured here is $85 and can be paired with a super thin cardigan sweater.


Several brands are creating ultra-lightweight tees and tanks made for layering. Look for C&C California or James Perse. Another bonus — they’re incredibly soft and sexy against your skin.


No need to break the budget for this trend — we found great bohemian-influenced prints from Realitee (pictured here) for under $30.


Not loving Lacoste’s little crocodile? You might adore Lily Pulitzer’s line of Palm Beach-bright polos and prepster separates (her pique halter top is our pick).

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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