Catch Me Wearing This $19 Smocked Top Every Time I Go Out This Summer

Lindsey Lanquist
Catch Me Wearing This $19 Smocked Top Every Time I Go Out This Summer
Photo: ASOS/Lindsey Lanquist.

We’re only lying to ourselves if we try to say 2019’s smocked detailing resurrection hasn’t made our lives better. The scrunchy, elastic-filled fabric that pervaded our elementary school wardrobes has made a comeback just in time for our 20s and 30s—leaving our decidedly adult wardrobes feeling more fun (and more comfortable) than ever. Smocked blouses have now thoroughly pervaded our day-to-day wardrobes, and thanks to one chic AF ASOS going-out top, they might just suffuse our weekend wardrobes, too.

ASOS is a consistent treasure trove of budget-friendly finds. I’ve stocked up on so many everyday basics, statement-makers and veritably fancy must-haves that one could safely say my wardrobe is low-key powered by the e-tailer. And ASOS’ summer selections only promise to strengthen the brand’s grip over me (and really, over us all). One piece in particular that caught my eye? A black halter crop top. But not just any black halter crop top—a smocked black halter crop top that costs a mere $19. What’s cute, affordable and undoubtedly comfy enough to get you through every long Friday and Saturday night this summer? This ASOS going-out top.

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Shirred Halter Neck Top, $19 at ASOS

Not only is the price-point too absolutely delicious to pass up, but the top itself is so incredibly versatile it’s basically a shoo-in for any wardrobe. Throw it on with your favorite black jeans, your grungiest distressed jeans, your go-to summer shorts or basically any skirt in your closest, and you’ll have an on-trend going-out look in a snap. And an on-trend going-out look you can actually comfortably move around in, at that.


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