The Essential Summer Top

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

We’ve already discussed the Essential Summer Skirt, and now it’s time to add another item to your summer wardrobe wishlist. Just like the skirt, the Essential Summer Top is simple, easy to throw on and (best of all for those of us with perpetual overdrafts) cheap.
Primark Woven Pocket Tee, £8 (image via PR Shots)

This soft, loose tee comes in a variety of shades – I’ve spotted mint green, peach, red, blue and ivory as well as the tawny colour above. I love the cute folded over sleeves and the rounded hem.


Primark tee and necklace, Topshop jeans, H&M cardigan, sandals and ring

I chose the peach version and sized up (this is a 14) for extra drape-age. I threw it on with my favourite jeans and a cardigan, and with a little artful tucking-in and some heavy duty jewels, it looks far more expensive than £8. Another piece that I’ll wear time and time again.

How would you wear the Essential Summer Top?

PS – I’ve started a tumblelog. It’s pretty unrelated to Little Bird and is more or less just an outlet for all the stuff currently taking up space in my brain. If you’d like to take a look, it’s called Oh I Love That. (click)



Perfect! Easy to wear, can be styled in loads of different ways, and best of all it’s a bargain! I love it.


Totally agree, I own this in the rust colour as well as red and mint and I love it. It looks equally good thrown over denim cut-offs or paired with chinos. I’ll definitely be buying them in every colour!

xxx Maddie


this top looks so easy to wear and dress up and dress down i can’t wait to invest. loving the coral colour and getting very excited about the mint! can’t resist mint green! x


I’m in love with this top. I’ve got the mint green version and got it a size up too. It looks so much better a little looser. I’ve been wearing mine with alsorts. High waisted jeans, maxi skirt, cut off denims, you name it!
Also following the tumblr!


i’ve nearly bought this every time i’ve been shopping but each time convinced myself it would wash badly.
does it?
the colour ways are really nice though and looks lovely on you! X


Ooh that’s cute. It’d have to have slightly longer sleeves for me though – I have to cover up my bingo wings!


I’m pretty sure I’ve tried this one but it really didn’t suit me! Which is a shame because I actually really like it!

Jessica French

This is a really nice basic top to have in you’re wardrobe, its a must have! You can team it with anything which I love 🙂 Hope you’re well xoxo


i have a white one from h&m that I just throw on with my chinos, or a floral skirt and thin brown belt 🙂 xx


I bought this very top a few days ago. I’m going to tuck it into my navy pegleg trousers and team it with brown gladiators. 🙂 Or my denim shorts for when it gets hotter… 🙂 x


I wish my primark wasn’t so tiny and jumble sale esque! I’d love it in mint green with some high waisted denim shorts



I saw this in store & loved the range of colours and cut but wasn’t too struck on the material what’s it like on? And i too convinced myself it would wash badly! xXx


Hi Ellie and Reverie,

I haven’t washed it yet (it’s sitting in the laundry basket right now!) so couldn’t tell you how it washes, but the fabric is actually really nice – soft and sheer but not too see-through, and not at all shiny.

I’ll report back on the wash! 🙂

E is for Eleanor

I have this in the exact colour you’ve posted above! I do love it to death BUT it doesn’t wash great- i washed it on a cool wash and it seems to have shrunk a little, it creases really badly too 🙁 but it is lovely! x


Ooh this top looks lovely, will definitely have to take a trip to Primark soon! I was thinking to myself ‘this would look gorgeous in a coral/peach colour’ and then I scrolled down and saw your outfit. Excellent choice haha!


I love the colour on you! Looks great and I love teh rounded hem. I bought something similar from H&M and it’s definitely the perfect summer top.


I bought the red one on Saturday although it is more orangey-red. I love it, the colour looks fab with denim (had to drag my jeans out!) Thanks for posting about it!

PolkaDot Lighthouse

Thanks for blogging about this. I’ve been looking for a top just like it and although I scoured Primark recently I obviously didn’t look hard enough. It looks so comfy and is such a bargain to boot! 🙂


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