Basic Tops first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2008 seen on Makati blogger joannaladrido of joannaladrido.com. She wore her black Zara loose oversized top with a pink Granville HK hot pink a-line w/lace skirt, yellow Rockwell Bazaar candy-colored rainbow statement necklace, and black Graxie leather sandals with ankle strap shoes. Since then, Basic Tops have grown in popularity as bloggers from Los Angeles, Manila, and Philippines have discovered them. Popular brands of Basic Tops are American Apparel, Topshop, Forever 21, Zara, and H&M.
There are currently 4900 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Basic Tops. Most recently, blogger queenhorsfall styled her pink VS pink top with a blue Triangl swimwear.