I was looking at my closet the other day, wondering why I felt like I had nothing to wear. Because it simply can’t be true, especially since my closet seems to be overflowing with clothes. But then I figured it out. I’ve got lots of great button up blouses, jackets, sweaters, and cover-ups. But I don’t have enough simple tank tops to coordinate them with. I was so surprised to find that something as simple as a plus size tank top was what my wardrobe was missing.

After I thought about it for a while, though, it makes complete sense. Sure, a dressy jacket with a stylish print looks fantastic, but it won’t work without a complimentary tank top underneath. So I got online and started checking out some of my options. I was happy to find classic style tank tops that are light and comfortable. Now I have a few more of these basic casual plus size clothing pieces that I was so desperately missing before.

Even though black may seem like the most obvious color to buy a tank top in, I found some other nice colors that I know will layer well with my jackets and blouses. If you want to add some classic tanks to your wardrobe, take a look at your cover-ups and jackets and choose tank tops in colors that will coordinate well. They may be simple and easily overlooked, but layering the right tank with a dressy jacket can create a middle age plus size clothing style that will turn heads no matter where you go.