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Holiday Style: The Going Out Top

Alyson of The Modern Savvy talks holiday style

A reader recently asked a great question about what she should wear to an upcoming casual holiday party. Enter: the going out top! Does anyone else still call it this? Reminiscent of my 18-year old college days, I totally still do and love a good going out top and jeans in a serious way.

I was recently at Target and stumbled across this gorgeous top and loved how cute, feminine and flirty it is… and even better at $16.99! I’m totally down for investing in great jeans, heels & for sure have some pricier blouses yet other times, you want to know if you only get a few wears, you haven’t just spent $100+. Cost per wear, cost per wear! This fun top also comes in a solid black print (basically, without the flowers). Next week, I’ll be sharing the “going out sweater” for a similar cute, casual holiday option.

For upcoming holiday parties, consider the accessories, too! These earrings — which come in a million colors! — totally dress up the look, as do a fun heel like this (more fun party shoes here). The block-heel trend in a major winner, especially if you know you’ll be standing or dancing for a few hours…. or longer. 😉 Get it, girl.

By the way, keep the questions — style, life, career, family, vent sesh-related and otherwise — coming! Love knowing that I’m creating content based on what’s most helpful to you.

Cute "going out tops" for your casual holiday parties Tassel statement earrings

Pearl detailed heels

Every girl needs her "going out tops" // @themodernsavvy

The perfect holiday outfit for the casual holiday party // the modern savvy, a life & style blog Pearl details

The Going Out Top for the Holidays

SHOP THE LOOK

Top: Mossimo ($16.99!)

Denim: Citizens for Humanity (available at Nordstrom and Shopbop)

Heels: Unisa (under $40!)

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (comes with a crossbody chain)

Earrings: c/o BaubleBar (available in 12+ colors)

Lip: NARS in “American Woman” (LOVE, pigment lasts forever without drying0

Hair: Beachwaver

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  • Reply
    Stephanie
    November 16, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    sucha great outfit! The earrings are so cute!!

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    Shira
    November 15, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    That top is so pretty and lovingggg those earrings!

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    Heidi
    November 15, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    This is my kind of dressing up for the holidays! Plus I honestly think it’s the reality for most of us non-cocktail party going girls! Casual dinner parties all the way.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    Shannon
    November 15, 2017 at 9:37 AM

    Target FTW!! Thank you for doing this post! Great outfit!

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    Kellyann
    November 15, 2017 at 6:35 AM

    I have been searching for a great pair of shoes thanks for helping me find them! I can’t wait for them to arrive. Love that top too and the price is making me think I really need it too!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    Kimberly
    November 15, 2017 at 6:13 AM

    When I was packing for our Nashville trip, I realized I have a serious lack of going out tops! Love the details on this one…and the price!

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