The boxy trend has been on our radar for some time now. Structured silhouettes have been pretty popular with designers, especially in the form of tops and jackets. A structured top or tee is a great way of putting together a polished look with minimal effort. So, ditch the slouchy sweaters and tees this season and take a look at these structured tops that are perfect for working the boxy trend.
Work a minimalist look with this cream coloured tee from Topshop. It’s made from a structured ponte fabric which makes it perfect for pulling off the boxy trend. Wear it with skinny jeans and ankle boots for a casual daytime look or with printed shorts and heels heading into spring.
The colour pink has enjoyed huge popularity the past few seasons and it’s set to stay on-trend for spring. Take an edgier approach to feminine pink clothing in a structured top. This J.Brand top comes in a structured scuba-like fabric and has a scoop neckline with dropped sleeves. Balance out the boxiness of the top by teaming it with something like a pleated chiffon skirt and pretty heels.
Stripes are forever a favourite with the fashion set and this top features a cool black and white pattern. It features panels of striped leather and has a loose, boxy fit. Stay on trend in monochrome and team this top with cigarette-style pants, patent ballet flats and a chain link handbag for a modern day Audrey Hepburn-inspired look.
If you’re a fan of the crop top then this Topshop tee might be right up your alley. It has a boxy silhouette and features a textured bubble-effect finish. It also comes in a sweet blush colour which is perfect for heading into spring. It’s ideal for wearing with high-waisted full skirts and you can also find a matching skirt at Topshop. Work a retro look and team it with a high-waisted skirt, court shoes, and beehive hairdo.
This structured top has quite a sporty feel to it. It is made from quilted grey fabric and features contrasting leather patches at the shoulders. While it has a boxy silhouette the cotton-jersey is super soft and comfortable. Wear it with distressed boyfriend jeans for relaxed everyday outfit.
You can’t beat a good denim shirt and this tee is a contemporary take on a classic. It has a structured silhouette with a curved neckline and cuffed sleeves. Team it with black jeans and ankle boots for an effortlessly cool off-duty look. You could also try teaming it with a sleek pencil skirt and heels for something a bit more polished.
Inject a little bit of rock’n’roll into your outfit with this black snakeskin-effect tee from Topshop. The boxy black tee would be a versatile addition to a wardrobe and the snakeskin-effect finish adds some interesting texture. Wear it with denim shorts for a cool festival outfit or with tailored slim fitting trousers and heels for a chic evening look.
No wardrobe is complete without a crisp collared shirt and this one by Italian designer Piazza Sempione has a cool boxy silhouette. Wear it buttoned up and with a sleek leather skirt for a contemporary look. You can also find similar shirts on a budget from Dorothy Perkins and Madewell.
This Topshop sweater has quite a modern feel to it. It’s made from neoprene material and has a boxy, structured design. You could wear it with anything from a flirty high-waisted skirt and heels or skinny jeans and sneakers.
These are a few structured tops that are ideal for trying out the boxy trend this season. The key to wearing structured silhouettes is to balance out heavily structured pieces with either softer fabrics or slimmer silhouettes. What do you think of these boxy tops and are they something you’d try out?
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