The old jeans-and-tees ensemble is a staple for sure, but what happens when you get asked to dinner at a restaurant more upscale than, say, Chili's, or you decide to swap your Friday night movie date for a swanky bar date instead? A girl's gotta have top options at her disposal. Pair these dressy tops with jeans for a hip (but not sloppy) feel, or upgrade with black pants for a more luxe look.
Dorothy Lee's sleeveless ruffle blouse ($129, was $257) is a sweet alternative to a standard white button-down. In silky bone-colored fabric and topped off with a ladylike (but not-too-'80s-like) bow at the neck, it's a blouse you can feel girly in, even if you're pairing it with masculine wide-legged trousers.
Make your top do double-duty. This ruby Family heirloom top from Twinkle by Wenlan ($166, was $236) can be worn as a blousy tunic with skinny jeans, or, if you're gutsy and have great legs, as a dress over leggings.
There's so much you can do with this gunmetal Twinkle top from Graham & Spencer ($81, was $231). Match it up with almost any cropped jacket (we recommend denim), dress it up with sparkly accessories, or use it as a topper for a chic skirt. The beaded neckline can go either dressy or casual, but you'll never feel like you're wearing a plain old tee.
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