Flared tank tops are a great wardrobe stable. They easily layer, mix and match with other clothing. They let you create easy, casual styles for everyday wear, or add some funk to your wardrobe when combined with the right pieces.
Short Tank and T-Shirt
For a classic tank and tee look, just pull on a T-shirt over a flared tank that's a few inches longer than the tee, so you can see the tank underneath. Go for a tank that falls about mid-hip, while the T-shirt falls just a little above. Grab a T-shirt that has a wider neck, so the tank shows underneath at the neckline, too. A tank that flares out just a little at the bottom creates a feminine look, sort of like ruffles on a dress.
A long, flared tank that comes down to your upper thighs or below has a jumper look, which looks super cute with a T-shirt. Wear this pairing over jeans, or if the tank hits at least mid-thigh, wear with leggings if you prefer. Choose a tee that fits snugly instead of being huge and baggy. Pull on the tank over the top of the T-shirt. If the tank has pockets, all the better. You could also make your own adorable pockets by sewing on colorful patches, leaving the top open.
Since you're already layering, go ahead and add more layers. Try a flared tank worn under a short cut-off T-shirt for a grungy look, choosing a tank that's a lot longer than the tee. A tank top that falls at the widest point of your hips will look super cute paired with a cut-off tee that hits mid-stomach. Pair with jeans and a cotton skirt over the top. This style makes for an uber playful, funky look, especially if paired with a couple fun accessories like a headband or long earrings.
Simple White T-Shirt
Find a super light cotton tee to pair over a bright tank. The T-shirt's sheer texture shows a hint of color underneath, for a super-sexy look. Choose a T-shirt that's short enough to let the tank peek out at the bottom, too. For a fun contrast to this casual look, wear heeled boots or sandals that lean a little to the dressy side.
Turn a slightly baggy old T-shirt into a vest. Cut down the middle, and angle the sides up at the neckline so they don't look too sharp at the corners. Cut off the sleeves if you like -- they make great pockets on the front of the vest. Wear your new vest with a flared tank that's a little baggy and at least a few inches longer than the vest.