How to Style a Fitted Tank

how to style a fitted tank

When it comes to tops, I typically steer away from anything overly fitted but this year, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone. Enter: the fitted tank. My obsession originally started with this sweater tank from Reformation and after basically wearing it non-stop, I ordered this black fitted tank from them as well!

Since my eyes have opened up to the world of fitted tanks, they’ve quickly become one of the most worn pieces in my wardrobe. They’re such a great option to wear with more fitted pieces like tapered-leg jeans or with other voluminous bottoms. They create balance. I love that you can style them with layers, too, making them a piece you can wear throughout the year.

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How to Style a Fitted Tank

Make Sure it Fits Properly

A fitted tank is supposed to be just that, fitted. Your fitted tank shouldn’t have any excess fabric or pull in the chest. Make sure to purchase tanks that are supposed to be fitted, versus sizing down in a regular tank to force a fitted look.

Pair it with Elevated Pieces

While I love pairing basics with a good pair of jeans and comfy shoes, they all deserve to be paired with elevated pieces from time to time. Instead of pairing your fitted tank with your favorite slides or sneakers, opt for a heeled sandal like these ones.

Opt for Neutrals

There are a lot of great fitted tanks out there, especially ones that are fun colors and patterns. But when ti comes to fitted tanks, I like to opt for neutrals because it makes it that much easier to style throughout the year for different events. Think black, white, navy. When you do want to incorporate color, style your fitted tank with a fun pair of patterned pants like these ones or with fun accessories.

Treat it as a Layering Piece

When it comes to the office (depending on your office, of course), a tank isn’t always appropriate but they are a good layering piece! A fitted tank, especially one like this, looks great with a pair of high-waisted dress pants and a blazer.

The Best Fitted Tanks

Love the look of a fitted tank and want to add a few to your rotation? I’ve rounded up some of the best fitted tanks on the internet right now for every budget.

Reformation

Julia Ribbed Sweater Tank

One of my favorite fitted tanks, I love the thicker material. Comes in three colors and is under $100.

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Abercrombie

Twist Sweater Tank

The twist detailing of this sweater tank is SO good and it comes with a matching cardigan. Need I say more? This brown is the perfect color for fall, too!

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J.Crew

FormKnit One-Shoulder Tank

A fun, flirty fitted tank, perfect for date night. Currently on major sale and comes in nine different colors.

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Reformation

Canyon Tie-Stap Knit Tank

I picked this tank up during the Reformation sale! I love how thin it is but looks a little more elevated thanks to the tie straps.

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J.Crew

Vintage Rib Crop Halter Tank

I’m not usually a halter tank kind of gal, but this one is to die for! Love this blue color, but also love the black (duh) for fall.

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J.Crew

One-Shoulder Fitted Tank in Vintage Rib

I can never say no to anything ribbed and this tank is no exception! It’s currently on MAJOR sale for $20 (!!!) and this burnt red/orange color is gorgeous for fall.

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Reformation

Zelly Knit Tank

This fitted tank lives rent-free in my mind and is at the top of my wishlist. Love that it gives bodysuit vibes and the back is SO chic.

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Reformation Canyon Knit Tank / Madewell Perfect Vintage Jean in Banner Wash / Inez Sara Sandals (get 15% off with code helloher15 – c/o) / KAYU Colbie Tote / Gorjana Crew Hoops / Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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