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5 Versatile Going-Out Tops Every Wardrobe Needs

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Stocking up on versatile tops that can be worn in multiple settings is the key to never having a “what to wear” moment.  The goal is to keep a great selection of easy-to-style tops that save Us time so that when we leave from work or meetings, we can head straight to happy hour or a girls’ night out without feeling like we brought corporate America to the party. One of our go-to places for going out tops is Express. Since the retailer is having a super good sale, now is the perfect time to toss a few designs into our carts.

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When we are browsing for going out tops, we always look for the festive factor. Think off-shoulder silhouettes, sequins and velvet, which we can wear everywhere. Check out our favorite going out tops on sale at Express right now.


Off-the-Shoulder Top

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Who says showing skin is out until it warms up outside? We can pull it off effortlessly with the classic off-shoulder top boasting a sultry, snug fit. This Express One Eleven Modern Rib Off-The-Shoulder Tee manages to be alluring enough for date night yet just casual enough to pair with distressed denim jeans. All we will need to complete the look is a pair of pointed toe pumps, a trench coat and a top handle statement bag.

We can order this shirt in classic black but it is also available in three additional colors. Shoppers raved most about how well this top fits. They really appreciated the stretch of the fabric with one reviewer noting that it is a thin top without being see-through. Several reviews shared that shoppers ordered the top in more than one color. Sizes for this top range from XXS to large.

See it: Snag the Express One Eleven Modern Rib Off-The-Shoulder Tee marked down 40 percent off its original $30, now $18 while all colors and sizes are in stock.  

Oversized Crewneck Sweater

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Sweaters offer up a versatility that we adore every time fall and winter roll around since we never feel too dressed up or down with the right knit design. We’ll be having some fun with this Petite Chevron Shaker Knit Crew Neck Sweater featuring a red and white diamond detail in the center. The sweater is also available in an equally cute blue, white and black version.

Shoppers bought this top for themselves but also as a gift. They seemed most pleased with how warm and soft it is. Sizes range from XXS to extra large.

See it: Scoop up the Surplice Wrap Tie Peplum Flannel Top marked down 50 percent off its original $60 price, now $30 while all colors and sizes are in stock. 


Plaid Flannel Peplum Wrap Top

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The typical plaid shirt we love has gotten a really great remix with this peplum version in a faux wrap design. A deep V-neck makes this Surplice Wrap Tie Peplum Flannel Top a prime choice for date night or hitting the town with friends. This top will look fabulous topped by a cropped faux fur jacket and a pair of moto leggings with ankle booties. We could also step out wearing flared jeans to play up a ’70s-inspired look.

Shoppers who bought this peplum loved how Express gave the traditionally masculine plaid print a softer touch and we concur.

See it: Grab the Surplice Wrap Tie Peplum Flannel Top marked down 40 percent off its original $60, now $36 while select sizes are available. 


Velvet Bodysuit

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We’re bringing all of the va-va-voom to the evening parties with this faux wrap velvet bodysuit. The velvet fabric adds an instant festive vibe that can be paired with matching velvet flared pants in a complementary color for a fun head-to-toe moment. Alternately, the bodysuit will look stylish tucked inside a leather pencil midiskirt or a fun pleated A-line skirt. All we need is the right outerwear and accessories to make this top pop!

Shoppers wore this bodysuit everywhere from parties to the office with most reviews noting how warm, soft and comfortable it is. Multiple reviewers also noted they love that the V-neckline does not dip too low so it can be worn in more conservative settings. Sizes for the bodysuit range from XXS to large.

See it: Snag the Velvet Surplice Thong Bodysuit marked down 40 percent off its original $70, now $42 while it’s available in all sizes.


Sequin Top

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Zebra stripes, anyone? The animal print and sequins trends merge beautifully for this sparkly top with cropped sleeves and an overall loose fit. This pretty top can be paired with closet staples like black skirts or cropped skinny pants for a playful look.

Sizes for this top range from extra small to extra large.

See it: Get the Zebra Sequin Crew Neck Top marked down 40 percent off its original $88, now $53 while so many sizes are in stock.


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