The Best Going Out Tops For Summer, According To TZR Editors

When t-shirts just won’t do.

The best going out tops are shirts that feel fun and sexy — but are easy enough to throw on with jeans (or maxi skirts, or anything) without much extra thought. And if they make you feel like an updated version of your Y2K self? Consider it a bonus. Ahead, some perfect options.@nanushka
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“I gravitate towards anything in green, and it’s no surprise that I’ve had my eyes on this ruched satin top. I like that’s it’s loose yet alluring, revealing just a sliver of skin when paired with a high-waisted skirt.” - Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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“This Mia Vesper shirt has everything: sparkles, '70s vibes, and a deliciously sheer fabric to show off your favorite lacy bralette. It'll make you feel like the coolest disco goddess on Earth — trust me.” — Hannah Baxter, deputy beauty editor, TZR
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Fringe Top
"I love the Parisian, can-can girl edge I get from this fringe top. Perfect to pair with relaxed denim and strappy heels or with a slip skirt and flats, it jazzes up any outfit instantly." — Angela Melero, executive editor, TZR
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"I love how the crisscross details on this ribbed top provides an interesting, sexy visual. It’s versatile like a white t-shirt and I've worn it with everything, from high-waisted blue jeans to a silk skirt." — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
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Cecily Top
“When I can’t be bothered to pick a bra I don’t mind showing under a skimpy top (going without is not an option for me), I’ll reach for this sexy little cropped number. It offers the shoulder coverage I need, but still feels coolly provocative.” - Alison Syrett, deputy fashion editor, TZR
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"I love anything with a corset silhouette because it's so easy to dress up (when paired with jeans it's still is a bit dressy in the best way). This cream-toned sweetheart neckline design is equal parts feminine, elegant, and sultry." — Annie Blay, associate news editor, TZR
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Autumn Cashmere
Slash One Shoulder Tank
"Visually intriguing yet strategically minimal, this slashed one-shoulder tank is it for me. Thus far, I've worn it with straight-leg jeans and kitten heels for a spontaneous happy hour, as well as a white tiered skirt and sneakers when hanging out at a dive bar." — Emma Childs, fashion writer
See On Autumn Cashmere
Sandy Liang
Riblet Tank In Blanc
“This tank is the perfect elevated basic for summer. It can be styled super casually with slouchy trousers and sneakers or dressed up with a mini skirt and bright accessories. Either way, it’ll be a going-out staple all season.” – Maggie Haddad, senior social media strategist, TZR
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“In a warm sunshine yellow to match summer's energy, and including just the right amount of sparkle with its gold chain detailing, this effortlessly gorgeous piece will upgrade any choice of bottoms for an easy and chic going-out look.” — Rebecca Iloulian, director, newsletter revenue and marketing
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Ulla Johnson
Calista Tank In Opal
“I love this silky top. Its fabric is so light, which makes it perfect for summer and the sexy straps and cinched waist makes it ideal for going out. It instantly elevates your look whether it’s a linen pant or micro mini.” — Stephanie Sanchez, fashion & accessories market editor
See On Hampden
Cove Top
“After Kendall Jenner wore a basque waistline, I fell in love with the feminine yet simple style of the silhouette. Luckily, Reformation provided this minimalistic version, which flatters the waist and can be worn with jeans for a night out.” — Jordan Goldberg, fashion news writer
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“For those nights on the town when I want to make a statement while staying comfortable, this corset top with t-shirt top elements is perfect. I could pair this with a colorful pencil skirt or even a pair of jeans and cowboy boots.” — Meguire Hennes, editorial intern, BDG
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