I have explained the concept of the party in a top many times, but for those of you just joining in: I realized a while back that at really big and crowded holiday-type parties, all anyone notices is what you’re wearing from the waist up. So all you really need to concern yourself with is procuring a really unstoppable top, and pairing it with anything from jeans to skinny pants to a flowy skirt, depending on how fancy the fête in question is. I like a party in a top that makes a statement but is still easy to wear, and this beaded and sequined tee certainly does that. It also comes in a very pretty pale pink.
I’d wear this sequined tank under a tuxedo jacket and with jeans.
The embellishment at the collar of this keyhole blouse elevates the whole look here.
A satin band-collar blouse that would be aces tucked into skinny black pants.
I think floral prints get so much more sophisticated against a black background, like this one does.
The knot front here is a cool little detail.
A sateen tee that’s nicely dressed down, for a more casual party.
This pleated iridescent top would make a big old statement at a dressed-up New Year’s Eve gathering.
The metallic heart print here is sweet without being overly twee.
An elegant Nili Lotan blouse that you could wear with just about anything, and that is currently marked down.
The lace sleeves here are sexy in a very subdued way.
Another marked down Nili Lotan top in an excellent zebra print.
This metallic mesh top would elevate whatever you paired it with.
A fun sequined tee—are you picking up that I’m feeling sequins at the moment?
This metallic button-down is the type of piece you could throw on and have an instant outfit.
Another pretty floral with a nice slouchy cut.