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These 10 Tanks Should Be in Your Wardrobe

The right building blocks.

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
When building your wardrobe there are certain foundation pieces that are essential in creating a stylish closet, one being a tank top. The tank top is one of the most overlooked staples. It’s simple yet effective, ideal for layering and strong enough to wear solo. Let's refresh your basics with these 10 tanks that every woman should own, each earning its rightful place in your rotation.

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1 The Everyday Ribbed Tank
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Totême matchesfashion.com

This minimalist tank is crafted with an organic cotton-blend and the perfect amount of stretch to fit your figure no matter how many times you wear it. This one has a shoulder framing, racerback silhouette that gives you endless styling options.  

2 The Laced Trim Cami
Cami NYC net-a-porter.com

Cami NYC is known for their lingerie-like tank tops. But these silk-charmeuse lace-trimmed camisoles aren't just reserved for the bedroom. Wear under a structured blazer or with high-waisted jeans any day of the week for a fresh, feminine finish. 

3 The Staple Bodysuit
Commando net-a-porter.com

This Commando bodysuit is an essential year-round piece that everyone needs in their closet. The butter-soft fabric molds to your body like a second-skin and will not lose its shape no matter how many times you wear it on repeat. It perfectly pairs with any bottom in your closet for the perfect smooth tuck look. 

4 The Perfect White Tank
The Row net-a-porter.com

When investing in premium pieces, from labels like The Row, one should look for laser-sharp tailoring and the use of high-quality fabrics which are sure to stand the test of time. This tank is ideal to be worn on it's own paired with sharply structured shorts and flat sandals to mimic the brands minimalist aesthetic.

5 The Trendy Tank
Oak + Fort oakandfort.com

Add a elevated edge to a classic base layer.  Mix and match this insta-favorite tank with your favorite bottoms for a cool weekend uniform. Style with some of this seasons trendiest must-haves like layered chain necklaces and a chic baguette bag

6 The Vintage Tank
Damion Lloyd Photography
Pretties prettiesvenice.com

This vintage-inspired, frilly tank will give you all the '90s vibes you crave. Dig out that denim skirt you have in the back of the closet for a full circle "As If" moment.  

7 The Affordable 3-Pack
Old Navy oldnavy.gap.com

Good things come in threes! This set of super-soft and fitted scoop-neck tanks are perfect for any laid-back dresser. Now, who can say no when this three-pack is under $25 and comes with the essential colors to build on?

8 The Satin Tank
Vince net-a-porter.com

This lightweight satin tank is the kind of versatile piece that is sure to complement anything you already have in your closet. Vince crafts the perfect basics that work equally well dressed-up for date night or layered under a cardigan for your weekend off. 

9 The Turtleneck Tank
The Range net-a-porter.com

The Range creates simple and sleek pieces intended to fit in with anyone's style. This high-neck, body-hugging tank is your new date night go-to, no matter the time of year. Highlight your shoulders by wearing it solo during the summer months or chuck on under a moto jacket for rocker vibes when the temperatures fall. 

10 The V-neck Tank
Kotn kotn.com

No bells an whistles here, this Kotn cami is a simple base layer with the perfect drop neckline that goes with just about everything. The relaxed fit is ideal for any weekend summer activities or worn layered under your favorite pieces in the fall. 

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