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15 on-trend tops with sleeves that you're going to want to add to your wardrobe. Immediately.

Finding a good top to wear with all manner of bottoms is like the holy grail of shopping. Time and time again, you can pull them out and look together. Even when you’re feeling anything but.

For the long hot summer ahead, the big-ticket buy has to be a linen shirt, says Target Womenswear Buyer Kate Dunbar.

“Linen is breathable and heat regulating, which makes it an easy and comfortable option to wear,” she says of the breezy fabric. She also stands by their versatility: “They can be styled back with denim or a more tailored option such as a linen short or culotte.”

We’ve pulled together our edit of tops with sleeves, because we’re really feeling a blouse right now. Ahead of party season, we’ll be stocking up on boho-inspired tops that perfectly toe the line between casual and dressy, easily taking an outfit from brunch to bar.

And we’ll turn to “elevated” tees for all those barbecues where you want something a little fancier than your standard singlet.

After extensive research, we’ve broken our favourites down into categories below. Happy shopping!

The cinched waist top

Kmart shirred waist top, $15.00

Kmart Anko
A nipped-in waist gives some shape to oversized styles.

Atmos & Here Off the Shoulder Top, $60.00

Atmos and Here
The shirred top is back, just in time for summer. Image: Supplied.
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Kmart short sleeve basque top, $12.00

Kmart top
This $12 option is as flattering as it looks. Image: Supplied.

The tunic

UNIQLO Premium Linen Shirt $49.90

Uniqlo
Coral mixes perfectly back with nautical tones like navy and beige. Image: Supplied.
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Target linen tunic, $39

Target Linen Tunic, $39. Image: supplied.
One you'll live in for work and weekends. Image: supplied.

Isle & Row embroidered top, $149.00

Isle and Row top
Think of the cost-per-wear... Image: Supplied.

Target linen tunic shirt, $49.00

Target tunic
Transition this option into summer with a denim mini. Image: supplied.
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The boho blouse

Sportsgirl 90's Tie Detail Top, $69.95

Sportsgirl Tie-Detail top
Perfect with tailored shorts. Image: Supplied.

MinkPink frill blouse, $69.95

Minkpink
A wardrobe essential. Image: Supplied.
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Lulu & Rose top, $59.95

Lulu and Rose
It's teeny-tiny, but imagine it with high-waisted linen pants. Image: Supplied.

Atmos & Here ruched top, $50.00

Atmos and here top
For those who are prone to spillage, try a less expected black blouse.

The elevated tee

Only woven tee, $39.95

Only tee
We love the subtle geo print. Image: Supplied.
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Big W split back striped tee, $20

Big W tee
The split-back makes this a great option for warmer days. Image: Supplied.

The party shirt

Dazie Resort Shirt, $60.00

Dazie shirt
Snazzy. Image: supplied.
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Sportsgirl Linen Resort Shirt, $59.95

Sportsgirl shirt
Obsessed with this cute-as tropical print. Image: supplied.

Nude Lucy linen shirt, $69.95 

Linen shirt
This shade is trending for summer. Image: Supplied.

Will you be buying any of these cute tops? Let us know in the comments.

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