The term "going out" is quite loose when you think about it. Whether your interpretation is an elegant date night at the city's hottest new restaurant, casual drinks at a wine bar with your few closest friends, or a night of clubbing with relative strangers, the fact is you'll need a dressy top for the occasion.
These going-out tops become decidedly more complicated during winter months because your go-to combo of a silky or cropped tank top and a leather jacket just won't cut it. Instead, opt for one of these long-sleeved options that pair with your favorite skinny jeans just as well. Plus, these options won't require you to wear a coat that you'll have to carry around all night. Until the warmer months roll around, shop these 17 picks for your next night out.
Reformation Salida Top ($78)
Reformation never fails to disappoint when it comes to elevated basics. I also really like the black color this top comes in.
Alix NYC Catherine Blouse ($345)
This rich marigold color makes this blouse look extra luxe.
Wolford Katharina Pullover ($350)
Throw on an oversize black blazer for a really sexy yet polished date night look.
New Look Long Sleeve Organza Top ($24)
Any excuse for fun sleeves, am I right?
Orseund Iris Night Out Open-Back Ruched Satin Blouse ($450)
I love wearing this type of top with layered gold necklaces peeking through the cutout.
AFRM Rexy Button Front Thong Bodysuit ($78)
A case for elevated polka dots.
Reformation Cassia Top ($128)
Business in the front, party in the back.
ASOS Super Crop Roll Neck Sweater ($42)
This cropped sweater would look very chic with high-waisted leather trousers.
Lovers + Friends Electra Bodysuit ($118)
I personally own this nude bodysuit and can attest to how flattering it is.
Lucy Paris Balloon-Sleeve Smocked Top ($68)
I love the texture on this seemingly simple blouse.
Jonathan Simkhai Ribbed Bustier ($225)
The bustier trend will be everywhere this spring, so get ahead of it with this long-sleeved knit.
Rotate Birger Christensen Metallic Sequin Top ($190)
This would make the perfect birthday-party top.
Maisie Wilen Open-Back Printed Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit ($450)
There's a lot going on here—the tiger print, the ring adornments, and the open back—but it somehow all works.
One Clothing Button Waist V-Neck Top ($39)
Pair this with black blouse with jeans and heels for a last-minute look.
Free People Little Crush Long Sleeve ($58)
This fun mock-neck top will take you from work to drinks seamlessly.
Bagatelle NYC Faux Leather Shirt Jacket ($90)
If you need extra warmth, wear this one as a shirt for a really cool nighttime look.
Urban Outfitters Rochelle Fuzzy Cropped Sweater Cardigan ($59)
Another little cropped sweater I just can't resist.
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