A Little Something Extra: Statement Tops.

Does anyone remember the concept of “a going-out top” from college? Does the notion still exist for pretty young things today? I, for one, spent way too much hard-earned money on spaghetti-strapped, silky camisoles between the years of 2002-2006, and that’s all I have to say about that.

Still, the concept resonates today — the desire for a top with a little something extra, a little pep in its step — for evenings out. Below, a few incredible pieces (many at exceptional sale prices!) to contemplate for your next night out:

Elevated Basics…

Perfect picks for when you want to look fashion-conscious but not over-the-top.

THIS STAUD TOP IN THE SAND

THIS STUNNING CRISP WHITE BLOUSE

THIS GLORIOUS ORGANZA (REMINDS ME OF A MORE-EXPENSIVE CLU)

THIS PICK-STITCH BLOUSE

THIS TWEEDY PEPLUM

THIS PYTHON-PRINT TEE

THIS BALLOON-SLEEVED KNIT (PERFECT WITH A STATEMENT HEADBAND OR PIECE OF JEWELRY)

THIS BUTTON-CUFFED SWEATER

THIS FLOATY CINQ A SEPT

THIS PEARL-TRIM TEE

Major Statements.

When you want to turn heads, drink too much champagne, and dance on tables…

THIS FEATHER-TRIM TOP (SEEN ABOVE ON LSD — LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS)

THIS MARKARIAN

THIS TINSEL BEAUTY

THIS TARTAN PETERSYN (SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE!)

THIS STAR PRINT BLOUSE

ANYTHING BY BROCK COLLECTION IF YOU’RE ON THE LADYLIKE SIDE OF THINGS — LOVE THIS AND THIS

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9 Comments

  1. OMG — eeek, I shudder thinking of the going-out tops I amassed during that exact same time period, particularly the ones I bought at H&M, Mango, Zara, et. al. during my junior year abroad. So many flammable, jewel-toned, spaghetti-strap tops!

    Anna, your comment about low-rise bootcut jeans could not be more perfect — my favorite outfit always incorporated low-rise Diesel bootcuts. CRINGE.

    xx

    1. Oof low cut jeans…I hope those are never back in style. Very happy and at peace with the high rise trend…

    2. ME TOO! I can’t with low-rise jeans. I feel like I’ve started to see them creep back into certain fashion-forward publications & retailers and I am NOT. A. FAN! High-rise jeans forever.

      xx

  2. omg I was just cleaning out my closet at my parents’ house over Thanksgiving and sent SO many going-out tops to the thrift store. I hope some thrifty Gen Z type can make them cool again. (Probably by not pairing them with lowrise bootcut jeans…)

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