The Dockers® Guide to Women’s Tops

It’s safe to say your closet is full of tops — classic tees, modern blouses and comfy button-ups. But when was the last time you really put thought into how you style them?

We reached out to Dockers® Head Stylist Jackie Groffman for fashion tips you never knew you needed on some of our bestselling women’s tops.

Wardrobe Must-Have
Classic Short Sleeve Tee

Meet the piece your wardrobe can’t survive without: the short sleeve tee. Ours are made from some of the softest cotton fabric, making them the perfect base layer and closet essential. All you have to consider when choosing a tee is the weather.

“Our Favorite Tee is the star on a hot day — pair it with the Weekend Chino and classic sneakers. And it’s perfect for layering when the temperatures drop.”

An Essential Layer
Cozy Crewneck Sweatshirt

We make our classic tees breathable and comfy, so they end up being your go-to on any chilly day of the year.

“You can easily dress up a long sleeve tee by pairing it with a more stepped-up bottom like our Original Khaki with pleats. If you’re going for coziness, wear it under our Crewneck Sweatshirt.”

The Feminine Favorite
A Detailed Blouse

Skip your usual tee and reach for a blouse to add a little bit of oomph to your look. 

“I love our women’s V-Neck Woven Shirt because of the feminine details: the shirring at the shoulders and the slight balloon sleeve. It looks great when tucked into the Original Pleated Khaki.”

The Goes-With-Everything Piece
Versatile Button-Up Shirt

Our comfortable button-ups are slightly upsized with the softest fabrics you’ll get your hands on. Just keep in mind silhouette when you’re styling and you’re golden. 

“If you’re playing with an upsized woven, wear it open over a t-shirt to show your natural waist. I also love layering our button-ups under the Long Cardigan.”

Shop the Button-Up

Onto the Pants

Picked out your top? Perfect. The next step is finding the right pair of women’s pants to go with it. 

“The most versatile pair of pants we have that you can wear with any kind of top is the Original Pleated Khaki. The pleating gives that stepped-up edge while still being trend-forward.”

Don’t Forget to Accessorize

After you pick out your clothes, the age-old question always comes up: to accessorize or not to accessorize? If you’re up to it, Jackie recommends the tote bag, the ultimate accessory. This quintessential go-to fits just about everything and can go anywhere. 

A single accessory can complete your outfit, even if you’re going for a laid-back look. An easy bag or a beanie will take you from the couch to the coffee shop.

Heading Out?

If you weren’t sure which top to put on a couple of minutes ago, we’re almost certain you do now. Actually, you might have enough style tips to plan your entire week's wardrobe. 

Take thoughtful features like necklines, sleeves and other special features into consideration when searching for your next top. Once you figure out which direction you’re taking your outfit, we’re positive you’ll find your next go-to in our sale section for women’s tops.