I’m not sure why but the whole concept of “going out tops” just cracks me up. It’s a REAL thing for girls! I didn’t know anything about it until college and then, bam, I had to have a bunch of “going out tops” for back to school. It was a constant struggle for me though. I’d end up in Forever 21 a week before school looking through racks of sexy and sexier tops that, while considered a “going out top,” would never be seen on me going out, ever.
I ended up finding a few black tank tops that I would wear on rotation, basically praying that everyone would be too drunk to realize it’s what I wore every time.
The problem popped back up when I was single in NYC and I never really found a good solution.
Well, months ago, I purchased this camisole from J. Crew. I felt like it was kind of expensive for a simple tank, but honestly? It’s worth every penny. (Oh, and it’s 25% off this week with code “SUMMER”!) It fits the bill for a going out top where I still feel comfortable and still (most importantly) feel like myself.
It’s very drapey and not that structured at all, which I love. It’s really comfortable to wear. I’ve been mostly wearing the top with jeans, but it can also be tucked into skirts and cute shorts for a casual look.
Photos by Carter Fish
A version is also available from J. Crew Factory. I have ordered it as well. While the material isn’t as nice as the regular J. Crew one, it looks just as great on. AND the straps are adjustable which I find to be a huge perk. For all my fellow scallop-loving friends out there, there’s a super adorable scalloped version available as well. Tempted to get one in every color!
PS For some reason I’ve been getting a TON of questions about what bras I wear with different pieces of clothing and I know people are going to ask. If I can (or rather, must) wear a regular bra, this is my current favorite. And for tanks like this, I just use these little stickies or these shapers. I can’t remember which one I was wearing with this camisole, but it was one of the two. HOWEVER, I’m also pretty anti-bra when/if I can pull it off. I hate bras. Why do they even exist ugh?!