Necklaces are an easy way to instantly upgrade even the most boring top. Now some even come with necklaces already attached. But there’s another way to liven up traditional tops. We’re talking about asymmetric necklines. When we say asymmetric, we don’t mean those one shoulder-exposing tops popular back in the early 2000s. (Although they do have their time and place.) No, we’re referring to tanks, tees and sweaters that look like someone accidentally slipped their head into an armhole. When, in reality, the illusion comes courtesy of a cut-out, mismatched straps or two tops layered over one another.
Regardless of the how, why you should add them to your wardrobe is pretty clear. They have the power to amp up any skirt, pair of pants or shorts in your closet. If you’re dressing for the real world, stick with straightforward slacks or skirts. If you read from the bible of street style stars, take a risk by teaming them with acid-wash jeans or not-so-basic khakis. First things first. Discover the coolest tops boasting asymmetric necklines below. Then start planning your sartorial strategy.
& Other Stories
Long Sleeve Cut Out Knit Top in White, $69 at & Other Stories
Adrie Pleated Vegan Leather Top, $350 at Nanushka
Asymmetric Neck Jumper, $519 at Farfetch
Falls Top in Chestnut, $78 at Reformation
3.1 Phillip Lim
Black Off-the-Shoulder V-Neck Sweater, $425 at SSENSE
Asymmetric Knit Sweater in Petrol Blue, $29.99 at Mango
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Blue Ivo Tank Top, $250 at SSENSE
Asymmetric Slit Neck Jumper, $578 at Farfetch
Cut Out Dark Green Knit Top, $79 at Pixie Market