10 'going out tonight' tops you'll want to scoop for all the events
'Jeans and a nice top' is what we'll be wearing too
Remember when you were finally old enough to "go out" and the entire ordeal warranted a wardrobe of "going out tops"? It was the early Aughts and going-out shirts had no business in the gym, at work, in school or in general society — they were made for partying, and partying alone. Now, like most trends before them, going-out tops have come rushing back on trend. See the "jeans and a nice top" meme, and Vogue has our back on this too. If the old vibe was LC and Heidi wearing Lycra tube tops and denim to One Oak in LA, the new vibe is Bella Hadid wearing a crepe tank with hand-embroidered sequin detail in an NYC speakeasy.
Here are the 10 of the best new going-out tops that can be worn with flare or wide-leg jeans, or your favourite pair of distressed denim, for a gussied up good time.
Rosé All Day
Pairs perfectly with blush champagne and a glitter ball, the Agatha Cold-Shoulder Top was made for dancing, glam weddings and will carry you right through to New Year's Eve.
Prim & Proper
While jeans would be just fine here, this polished blouse plays a lovely partner to cigarette pants too. Either way, simply add heels and you're ready for a cocktail party. Available in lilac too, but this top in gold looks so regal we love it most.
Emerald Green Jewel
Ever since Shailene Woodley wore a custom emerald green gown to the Emmy's we can't stop thinking about jewel tones. Aritzia is delivering with this gorgeous stretch-lace top with a keyhole back that shows just enough skin to qualify this as a going-out top.
Day & Night
The classic wrap-top blouse has been upgraded for cocktail partying or a Sunday brunch with your girlfriends. We especially love how this sateen blouse ties with a bow in the back — very pretty.
Circle Sequin Blazer
Have we gone too far? Certainly not, and in fact, a sequin blazer is the smart choice for somebody who likes to keep her wardrobe uniform. Add this sparkly jacket on top of almost anything muted, then shake and serve your perfectly OTT look up to a roomful of your favourite party people. It's available in emerald green too.
Meet Up In Metallic
Shine on, ladies, shine on. The resurgence of glam 70s wear has its place in a club or cocktail lounge, especially in the lead-up to holiday season. This blouse is the right way to incorporate metallics into your upcoming seasonal party circuit.
Watch The Sunrise in Red
Red is the colour of romance and power, plus it's perfect for the woman who just doesn't feel like wearing black tonight. Pair with a pretty red bra and red denim for the most passionate monochrome fashun lewk ever.
Sporty Mesh Meets The Upper East
Mesh is the ultimate for women into the 90s vibe going on right now, and it only gets better when mesh crosses over into evening wear. This blouse is perfect because it's both sporty and flirty, and a bit buttoned-up with its embroidered pearls.
This stunning and sparkly top combines glamour and comfort so flawlessly, it's a no-brainer for party season.
When work spills over into after-work cocktails with the boss and her favourite clients, reach for this ruffled gem, in all her stretch cotton glory, and a wool mini or black denim to keep is strictly business.