Sometimes it’s Friday night and you’re getting ready to go out, and you’ve had a long week, and maybe you just finished a two-hour final, and you just cannot bring yourself to fuss with a dress. Those times call for a going-out top.
Strappy, silky, shimmery — a good party top doesn’t have to be all of those things, but it should be some of those things. You can throw it on with a pair of jeans and platforms or a mini skirt and cowboy boots, and you’re good to go. Even better, you can wear them any season. If it’s chilly outside, toss on an oversized blazer or a two-sizes-too-big button-up. And it doesn’t have to cost you a pretty penny. Amazon has all sorts of pretty tops under $25, all of which are available on Amazon Prime. (So, say you remember on Thursday that you have a date on Saturday, your new look will arrive on time.)
Some extra yee haw vibes for your very on-trend cowboy boots.
This satin tie-front blouse comes in a dozen colors — and at a price this good, you don’t have to choose just one.
KIRUNDO Women’s Tops Summer Chiffon Off The Shoulder Tops Swiss Dot 3/4 Bell Sleeves Casual Blouse Cute Ruffle Tunic Top, $29
Equal parts boho and cool, this blousey off-the-shoulder top has a subtle dotted texture, called swiss dot, that makes it look like it costs triple the price.
Or, if you prefer button-downs to off-the-shoulders, go for this chiffon top in a similar swiss dot pattern. Size up for a blousey fit and wear it knotted at the waist.
A versatile wrap top that you can dress down with jeans and sneakers or dress up with a high-waisted skirt and heels.
Arjungo Women’s Paisley Print Tie Back French Knot Hanky Hem Spaghetti Straps Handkerchief Cami Bandana Tube Crop Top, $19
You could try to tie a silk scarf around your body to get the look, or you could try out the trend — with fewer wardrobe malfunction risks — with this satin handkerchief top that has adjustable straps and ties in the back.
This top has everything going for it: a smocked bodice, side-tie waist, (faux) wrap neckline, and perfect little polka dot pattern. Even better, it comes in all sorts of colors, from cherry red to lilac.
Looks like a fancy puffy-sleeve blouse; feels like your favorite t-shirt.
The polka dot mesh sleeves and sweetheart neckline make this more special than your average little black top.
Square neck, puff sleeves, cropped cut, and available in nearly 20 colors — what more could you want?
Think a cardigan sweater can’t be a “going-out top”? Think again. Worn with a lacy bralette (or, well, nothing), this little tie-front top is ideal for a night out.
More than 11,000 (!) people can vouch for this criss-cross top that’s cropped — but not too cropped. It comes in more than 40 shades, and while prices vary per color, most will set you back just $17.
A shimmery little layer to wear over your favorite camisole or under a slip dress.
Or if you prefer to shimmer sans sleeves.
This pretty little babydoll cami is a little bit ‘90s — and if you really want to lean into the early-aughts vibes, pair it with your favorite pair of lowrise jeans.
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