Jeans and ‘a nice top’.
It sounds like the simplest of outfit formulas – a staple. It’s the perfect balance of dressy and casual, warm but still ‘going out-y’ and flatters any age or body shape.
The catch? When you want to wear a ‘nice top’, you can’t find one. Not in your wardrobe, not in your friend’s wardrobe and definitely not in the shops. In fact, it’s harder than finding a healthy chocolate cake or a man who calls when he says he will. Translation: impossible.
honestly boys will never understand the ultimate struggle of finding “jeans and a nice top”
— hezz???? (@heather__12) November 28, 2016
Got a few “jeans and a nice top” events coming up but I’ve got no nice tops and neither do any shops ????
— bec riley x (@beckstaboo) October 11, 2016
A classic outfit of the noughties, the “going out” top has made a triumphant return in the world of fashion.
From the glorious days of kitten heels, bandannas and bags so tiny they literally served no purpose, it’s the kind of top – the ONLY top – you would wear when you (yes, you guessed out) went out.
What differentiates it from other tops is that something-something. Think a luxe material, an interesting detail, a bold colour or in vintage Paris Hilton style, entirely bedazzled.