A nice top and jeans was an outfit that peaked in popularity in the '00s, as the likes of Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts made party tops and low-rise flares the coolest thing to wear past 6 p.m. The idea of going out dressing has been an alien concept over the past year, and as our diaries slowly start to fill up with reunion plans and restaurants reopen, this outfit is the perfect way to ease back into dressing up.
You can opt for something playful, daring or even attention-seeking, and make it seem more relaxed by pairing it with any pair of jeans. There are five types of going-out tops that are particularly popular at the moment, which range from simple basics to OTT "I'm back" statement makers. Below you'll find smock tops with bow details, pleated long-sleeve blouses, silk tops with feather trims and tank tops with cutouts. The one thing they all have in common is that they'll make any pair of jeans feel special.
Keep scrolling to see the five going out tops that will look good with all jeans.
1. Black and Detailed
Style Notes: If you're not quite ready to leave loungewear behind, why not wear a silky top that is as comfortable as any PJs. We've found so many amazing options with buckets of personality.
Style Notes: If you want something simple, but that still feels special, we'd recommend a long-sleeve top with neat pleats or ruched detailing.
4. Pretty Tops With a Holiday Feeling
Style Notes: For something a little more casual, there are lots of beautiful, breezy summer tops that will bring that holiday feeling to your local. The Matteau short-sleeve silk top is one of our favourites.
5. Cutouts and Unexpected Necklines
Style Notes: In general, for spring/summer 2021, there has been a move towards more fitted and at times revealing silhouettes. Either opt for a subtle slash at the neck or more dramatic cutouts all over.