Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

Lindsey Lanquist
Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights
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As we freshen up our wardrobes, weeding out winter go-tos in favor of spring-facing favorites, it behooves us to stock up on every basic we can imagine needing in the coming months. Sundresses, sandals and swimsuits are on the menu. And even more practical pieces, like spring coats and spring jackets, are, too. But one oft-overlooked basic we mustn’t forget? Spring going-out tops.

Each time we load up our closets with necessities, we imagine our day-to-day routines. I mentally walk through my calendar, accounting for the spring clothes I’ll wear to the office, the pieces I’ll take on an upcoming beach getaway, and even the cocktail dress or two I’ll keep around in case a fancy event makes it onto my radar. This exercise relies on consistency, failing to account for more spontaneous excursions—the kinds of things that would never make it on your calendar in the first place, like a night at the bar, or the club, or some party. It’s never until these occasions arise that I realize I have nothing to wear to them. And this isn’t one of those hackneyed closet-full-of-clothes-but-nothing-to-wear situations—I literally have no tops fit for nights out, and I’m left haphazardly combining pieces until I’ve created something that remotely resembles a going-out look.

By this point, I’ve been burned too many times to keep at this, so I’ve built going-out tops into my seasonal shopping routine. Now, after I’ve made sure all my daily must-haves are accounted for, I dive right into nightly must-haves too—and as someone who just did the damn thing, I can honestly say, there are all kinds of incredible spring going-out tops worth shopping as soon as you get the chance.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

1. Crop Ruffle Cami, $32 at ASOS

Whoever said frills couldn’t be made bar-appropriate was seriously misinformed.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

2. Sweater-Knit Cropped Tube Top, $14.90 at Forever 21

I’m skeptical of all the early aughts pieces making a comeback, but this one feels particularly wearable.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

3. For Love and Lemons Rosette Lace Top, $136 at Urban Outfitters

Because camis are more fun when they’re transparent and covered in flowers.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

4. Times Chain Tie Top, $22 at Nasty Gal

Last year’s scarf print trend is still trickling into 2019.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

5. Shirred Halter Top, $19 at ASOS

Quite possibly the best application of the smocked trend to date.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

6. Raquel Allegra Muscle Tee, $220 at Revolve

Tie-dye that feels distinctly going-out-worthy.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

7. Satin Leopard Print Bodysuit, $19.90 at Forever 21

Because leopard print bodysuits always deserve a place on the sartorial menu.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

8. Crochet Pointelle Halter Crop Top, $14.90 at Forever 21

Crochet promises to be huge this season, and yes, going-out iterations are available.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

9. Privacy Please Lara Bodysuit, $98 at Revolve

A lower-key way to embrace the enduring off-the-shoulder trend.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

10. Black Satin Tie-Front Cami, $38 at Topshop

The new bralette. (And it’s satin!!)

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

11. Stretch Mesh Floral Tee, $29 at & Other Stories

When it gets too hot for real clothes, transparent tops are your going-out bread and butter.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

12. House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Jonah Top, $98 at Revolve

Spring florals, made appropriate for your going-out routine.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

13. Kiss Me Lace Cami Top, $20 at Nasty Gal

A little satin, a little lace—a lot of cute.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

14. In Floods of Tiers Snake Blouse, $22 at Nasty Gal

This blouse is basically the clothing equivalent of a power move.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

15. NBD Sunrise Fringe Top, $148 at Revolve

Boomerang-approved.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

16. Ribbed Twist-Front Cami, $18 at Forever 21

Sure to play well with any bottoms in your going-out rotation.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

17. Flocked Velvet Tie-Front Top, $25 at Nasty Gal

Velvet, rendered spring-friendly.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

18. Lovers + Friends Merritt Top, $88 at Revolve

Definitely buying this one with the matching midi.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

19. We the Free Anytime Tank, $48 at Free People

Because spring is basically one extended excuse to wear tank tops everywhere. Even to The Club.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

20. All Things Mochi Lana Wrap Top, $260 at Revolve

The perfect statement piece to add to your night-out wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

21. Ring Detail Cami Bodysuit, $32 at ASOS

Cami bodysuits are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

22. Striped Tie-Front Sweater, $22.90 at Forever 21

Proof striped sweaters can be seriously hot.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

23. Wrapped Up Crop Top, $10 at Nasty Gal

In case you’re tired of the classic cami, halter top, deep-V rotation.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

24. House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Amelia Top, $138 at Revolve

A night-out top fit for festival season.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

25. Frill Detail Cutout Body, $18 at Nasty Gal

The cutest-damn bodysuit I’ve laid eyes on in a while.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

26. Slinky Slinky Tank, $20 at Free People

A no-fail addition to any wardrobe.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

27. Privacy Please Clover Top, $78 at Revolve

Veritably cute—and low-key sexy enough to wear this Saturday.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

28. Cowl You Doing Top, $15 at Nasty Gal

The silky slip dress trend has infiltrated tops, too.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

29. AMUR Marty Bustier, $248 at Revolve

Cool enough to pair with statement pants and wear on the daily.

STYLECASTER | Chic Going-Out Tops That Are Perfect for Spring Nights

30. Our Story Halter Top, $98 at Free People

You could throw this on with leggings and still look bar-appropriate.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

31. Truly Madly Deeply V-Neck Babydoll Tee, $34 at Urban Outfitters

Because when life gives you the opportunity to wear a straight-up T-shirt to a bar, you take advantage.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

32. HBD Bodysuit, $68 at Free People

The slip dress isn’t the only silky little number making a comeback this year.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

33. Textured Weave Mesh Top, $29.90 at Zara

Transparent tops are the hottest way to keep yourself from overheating this spring.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

34. Curve Long-Sleeve Twist-Front Snake-Print Top, $51 at ASOS

Snakeskin is in full-force this season—stock up.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

35. Border Babe Bodysuit, $58 at Free People

Last year’s scarf print trend just got a bar-worthy makeover.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

36. Ribbed One-Shoulder Tank Top, $29 at Urban Outfitters

Just a touch more interesting than your go-to tank top.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

37. True Lies Mock Neck Bodysuit, $68 at Free People

More transparent tops—because our lives are better with them in it.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

38. Flirt Factor Off-the-Shoulder Top, $26 at Lulus

The off-the-shoulder movement is still going strong—and it’s ready to keep you appropriately warm (and cool) this spring.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

39. Debbie Square-Neck Cami, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters

A going-out top you can layer over a tee for day-to-day wear? Yes, please.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

40. Live It Up Lace Bodysuit, $58 at Free People

Lingerie that’s socially acceptable to wear outside.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

41. All in Good Fun Off-the-Shoulder Top, $44 at Lulus

Breezy enough to keep you from overheating. Cozy enough to keep you from freezing.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

42. For You Only Cami, $58 at Free People

A cami that practically demands for you to go braless. Free the nipple, babe.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

43. TTYL Tube, $48 at Free People

The aughts called—they want you to cherish this tube top.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

44. Out from Under Raine Ruched Mesh Bodysuit, $44 at Urban Outfitters

A night-out-appropriate way to get your spring florals on.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

45. Feels Right Bodysuit, $40 at Free People

This bodysuit looks cozy enough to sleep in.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

46. Out from Under Striped Seamless Bodysuit, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters

This bodysuit will take you from day to night—and then back to day again.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

47. Lace Camisole Top, $35 at Topshop

Undoubtedly the sexiest satin cami on the market right now. (Seriously, I’ve shopped them all.)

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

48. Out from Under Rylee Surplice Halter Bodysuit, $34.99 at Urban Outfitters

Understatedly sexy.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

49. Project Social T Bailey Wrap Tee, $19.99 at Urban Outfitters

A good go-to to have for lower-key night-out occasions.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

50. Moon River Blouson Cropped Tank Top, $34 at Lulus

Cropped, ruffled, peplumed—a win on all fronts.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

51. Bridget Bodysuit, $48 at Free People

Can you tell I’m a sucker for any and all things halter?

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

52. Out from Under Sandy Off-the-Shoulder Top, $29 at Urban Outfitters

This off-the-shoulder sweater will keep you cozy on spring’s chilliest nights—without making you feel like it’s still winter. (Lavender is a distinctly spring shade, y’all.)

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

53. Cowl-Neck Satin Cami, $29 at ASOS

Yet another satin cami, because they’re seriously happening right now.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

54. Chelsea Bodysuit, $58 at Free People

Just be sure to stock up on fashion tape.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

55. Racer-Back Silk Cami, $158-168 at Anthropologie

There are so many silky camis on offer it’s practically impossible not to find one that meets your needs.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

56. Slay It With Me Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit, $34 at Lulus

Part V-neck, part off-the-shoulder, part cami—in case you were struggling to figure out which neckline to wear tonight.

STYLECASTER | Spring Going-Out Tops to Shop, Because Treat Yourself

57. Out from Under Lots of Lace Bodysuit, $49 at Urban Outfitters

Sure to play well with anything in your closet—but also fares wonderfully on its own.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in March 2019.

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