They were the night-out essentials that didn’t get any love in 2020. After over a year spent socially-distancing, staying in, and accumulating more loungewear than our closets can accommodate, our beloved going-out tops slowly shifted to the furthest, darkest corners of our closets. But with vaccinations on the uptick and local safety regulations beginning to return to pre-pandemic status, the time has officially come to put comfy clothes on the back burner and take our cutest going-out tops out for a spin — and not just in a Zoom box.
But with so much of the past year spent in tie-dye sweatsuits, it’s understandable if you feel that your current wardrobe could use a post-pandemic refresh — and that’s where I come in. Below, I’ve rounded up several of the best going-out tops that will help make your #vaxxedgirlsummer one for the books. Everything here touches on the season’s best trends from strategically-placed slits and cutouts, to upgraded bralettes, to puffy sleeves — and I promise all of them will inject an effortless whimsy attitude into your ensemble.
Ready to refresh your summer 2021 wardrobe? Great — let’s go shopping.
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