A nice-top-and-jeans combination is the quintessential going-out outfit formula for many women. Are you really a millennial if you don't own at least five party tops that mix and match with your favourite jeans? I think not. Well, it's time to store away your plunging necklines and sheer fabrics, because this combo has had a thoroughly fashionable upgrade this season thanks to Instagram's finest.
When I say "bustier top," you'll probably think of the uber sexy styles of the '90s, typically worn by girl bands, but this season, the trend has returned with a very different aesthetic. Worn with mid-wash, straight-leg jeans, the bustier top is now the going out top of choice for the fashion crowd. It might be more refined than its '90s counterparts, but it still provides plenty of personality. From Linda Tol's luxe velvet look to Maxim Magnus's asymmetric, disco-ball number, these party tops just wanna have fun. Scroll down to see and shop our favourite bustier-and-jeans outfits.
Style Notes: Attico's velvet bustier is a seriously regal look. It would undoubtedly look breathtaking with a floor-length black slip, but we love how Linda Tol has used hers to elevate bleached denim and black loafers.
Style Notes: Alexa is the queen of high-low party dressing, as proven by this floral lace-up–top-and-jeans combo. We also approve of her choice of Shrimps beaded party bag.
Style Notes: Halpern knows how to make good a party top. Maxim Magnus makes a pair of jeans look red carpet–ready with one of the brand's sequinned bustiers and tinted sunnies.