Thursday, May 21, 2009

Two tanks

I recently bought two tanks tops that I have a feeling I'm going to be living in all summer. There's not much of a current budget for clothing, so I'm having to be really picky, that means versatile, comfortable, and pieces that will hold up. Athens gets VERY hot in the summer, so tank tops are a necessity (especially when you're lounging around the house). Here are my two choices for a basic tank...
American Apparel Tri Blend Racerback Tank $19
These are soooo comfortable and super easy to layer. They're also the perfect, "I'm so hot I'd rather be wearing nothing, but since I'm forced to be civilized, this will do."
I have the "Tri Coffee" but I wouldn't mind having one in each color.
Racer backs are fun to wear but can get a little tricky (i.e go bra-less if you're brave, or come up with some creative layers or bra solution).
source: AA
My second choice is Gap's Favorite Ribbed Tank $10 (on sale from $14.40) I'm generally not a fan of ribbed clothing, but this classic style is cut so nicely and I can't help but feel a little sexy when I'm wearing it.
They come in an assortment of colors and with the current sale, I think I'm going to need to buy a few.
source: Gap
So do share, do you have a favorite go-to tank? Is there a classic style you prefer?

19 comments:

drollgirl said...

tanks sure help in the summer! and i like to go around the house in bra and skirt when hot. it gets so hot here too. blech. i am not looking forward to it!

sometimes victoria's secret has tanks on sale for $10 or so. not the best quality ever, but they usually last me for a couple of summers. ;)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I generally layer tanks with floaty sleeved tops. That being said, the ones I wear every day are from Zara. Not too shabby.

down and out chic said...

victoria secret and zara...got it. i feel a tank top spending spree coming on...

paula said...

I go for the target tanks. They actually seem to fit me best although I do have a few from J.Crew (on sale). I love the racer back one's though.

Diana said...

These are great choices, but I stick with Old Navy ones, and good ol' Hanes men's tanks!

Adorably Distracted... said...

Love them all!! I love that cut in the back!

...love Maegan said...

I love AA ...so hot!

Mo said...

I have a bunch of Sparkle and Fade tanks from Urban Outfitters that have lasted me years now. It's time to stock up again!

TERI REES WANG said...

Alternative Apparel/Orange Label:
Orange:
http://www.alternativeapparel.com/orange/itemdetails.aspx?ProductID=514&CategoryID=60&Overstock=False&Section=&SectionUrl=&Consumer=Y

Alternative:
http://www.alternativeapparel.com/Shop/ItemDetails.aspx?ProductID=427&CategoryID=21&Overstock=False&Section=&SectionUrl=&Consumer=Y&Color=ECOBK

Jillian said...

"I'm so hot I'd rather be wearing nothing, but since I'm forced to be civilized, this will do." Hilarious.

I'm not too into tanks myself, only as layering pieces I suppose.

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

oh i love my tank tops. i have soo many from forever 21 and target. oh god, how i love target. i would not be able to live with out it!!

you can do soo much with a tank top. however, it has been uncommonly cold and raining this past week:( what is up with this weather?!!!

ms. less is always more said...

I just love ribbed tanks... I could wear a black or white one every single day of the summer! (and of the winter for layering!) so soft and lightweight...

Michelle "Lady Bug" said...

Ah I love tank tops especially cheap ones. I got some from Old Navy that I love and fit perfect. I'm sure they are like the Gap ones. As for the racerback tank, I find that the racerback bra works just fine. I would never be brave enough to go braless. haha

Blair said...

Oh, I just adore the ribbed ones from j c.rew--so many wonderful colors and good weight!

Hanako66 said...

love your description of the AA tank!!

I love tanks with a built in bra when I can find them!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

I am super into racerbacks right now, so much so that i have bit the bullet and bought a racerback bra (you know you're committed when you go out and buy a special bra...). James Perse makes a really nice one. And for straight up tank tops, I like Vince a lot--they're super soft, and like your gap ones, the cut is just right.

isn't it funny how something as simple as a tank top can be analyzed like a science?!

♥Aubrey said...

Oh i love racer back tank tops. Yes the bra thing can be a little tricky, but VS has a new bra that is called 7 wonders or something like that. I just bought it and it would work on these. You should look it up and see all the amazing things it can do. If i haven't told you before...Your blog banner is adorable!

{{Hugs}}

Quixsa said...

Oo! Looks like you found the essentials for the summer! Very cool!

GUGAW said...

topshop are pretty good for simple ribbed tanks, but those AA ones look gorgeous, are they worth the price?

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