15 Going-Out Tops To Wear When It’s Cold Out

Fall marks the beginning of Pumpkin Spice lattes, orange and red leaves, apple picking, and the best time of year for fashion. Finally, layer lovers can move their tank tops to the back of the closet because it's time to rock going-out tops that you can wear when it's cold outside. While it may be too warm for me to actually wear long sleeve shirts (damn you, South Florida humidity), an upcoming trip to New York for two long and crisp weeks is coming up, where I can indulge in my love of fall fashion.

That means leather jackets, booties, and my favorite long sleeve going-out tops (I'm getting chills just thinking about it). I'm all about taking the best summer trends and transitioning them to colder months. Do this by rocking a great long sleeved off-the-shoulder top. Or you can find a sweater with awesome cut outs to show off your shoulders. If that's not your thing, why not find a great lace-up shirt that still keeps you warm without totally covering everything? Whatever your style preference, there is definitely something out there for you. You'll keep warm on those chilly fall nights while staying on trend and looking super stylish.

1. Cut-Out Top To Show Off Your Shoulders

Cold Shoulder Top by 1.State (XXS, XS, L), $59, Nordstrom

This gray sweater is perfect for your next date night. The slim silhouette won't look bulky (while still being warm — a rarity), and the shoulder cutouts give the top a flirtatious feel. Show some skin in the sophisticated look (and stay cozy on crisp fall nights).

2. Combine Two Trends For A Super Cute Top

Mulisky Spaghetti Halter Off The Shoulder Long Sleeve Top (S-3XL), $13, Amazon

You've probably been seeing both off-the-shoulder tops and halter styles all over the place this year. Take the trends with you to colder months with a long sleeve option. You can rock this top with jeans and booties and be the best dressed person at the bar.

3. Off-The-Shoulder Tunic For Date Night

Modern Kiwi Off-The-Shoulder Plus-Size Tunic Top (1X-4X), $22, Amazon

I love stocking my closet with going-out essentials, and this top is just that. The tunic features an off-the-shoulder look, wide bell sleeves, a high-low hem, and a round neck. It'll end up being your go-to Saturday night top. Plus, it comes in six different colors, so there are plenty of options to suit your personality.

4. Fun Printed Top: Wear It Dressed Up Or Dressed Down

Print Cold Shoulder Top (XS-XL), $69, Nordstrom

Burgundy is a color that truly embodies colder weather. It's practically a fall staple in and of itself, and this top is the perfect way to add it to your closet. The rich pattern and off-the-shoulder style looks great with jeans or a skirt. Wear it to happy hour drinks or to the club; everyone will be asking you where you got it from.

5. Stunning Tunic — Wear It From The Office To Drinks

Catherine Catherine Malandrino Livy Blouse (S-XL), $88, Amazon

Finding a going-out top that you can take from the office to happy hour is no easy feat. You have to make sure it's appropriate for both locales, and tops that offer a little more coverage can fit that bill. This white tunic can be worn at work, to happy hour, and wherever else your night may take you.

6. Stay On Trend With A Lace-Up Top

Karen Kane Plus Size Angled Top (0X-3X), $98, Amazon

Lace-up tops are everywhere right now. They are a great option for a cold weather going-out top because you can still show some skin, while also getting the coverage you need to stay warm this time of year. Rock this one with a pair of black skinny jeans and some awesome heels or booties, and you're ready for a night out on the town.

7. Super Cool Mock Neck Top With Side Cut Outs

KENDALL + KYLIE Side Cutout Mock Neck Tee (XS-L), $98, Nordstrom

There are so many tops out there that have cutouts. But, this one is so cool because it takes a basic black long sleeve shirt to another level. The mock neck gives the top a modern, yet retro twist, while the cutouts give you just a hint of sexy. You'll for sure turn heads in this one.

8. Bell Sleeve Striped Top

SheIn Off The Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top (XS-L), $22, Amazon

Channel your inner boho chick with a top that features bell sleeves. The ruffled sleeves instantly make the top a bit fancier, and one buyer said that the elastic around the shoulders is tight enough, so you wont have to worry about the shirt coming up throughout the night.

9. Plunging Lace-Up Bodysuit

T by Alexander Wang Stretch Modal Lace-Up Bodysuit (XS-L), $130, Nordstrom

Everyone deserves to have a bodysuit in their closet. They go with jeans, and they go with skirts, or you can dress them up for a night out by tossing on some heels. This one would look awesome with a beat-up leather jacket because it not only has a super plunge in the front, but it also does in the back.

10. Show Off Your Shape In A Knotted Top

City Chic Knot Front Top (XS-XXL), $69, Nordstrom

A top that cinches under your bust creates a silhouette that shows off your figure. This empire waisted shirt's plunging neckline and draped long sleeves are an added bonus to such a cool top.

11. Comfortable Stretchy Flutter Sleeved Top

Ella moss Stretch Stella Flutter Sleeve Top (XS-L), $148, Amazon

When I go on a date I like to wear something flowy and comfortable, and this flutter sleeved top is just that. Plus, the stretch fabric allows you to feel comfortable throughout the night (even after a big meal!).

12. Look Chic In A Lace Bell Sleeved Top

City Chic Lace Bell Sleeve Plus-Size Top (XS-XXL), $69, Nordstrom

This peplum top is so beautiful that you'll want to wear it on all your nights out. The romantic lacy bell sleeves and flouncy fit give you a super chic look. Wear this on a date, wear it to happy hour, or wear it to a club. The options are endless when a top is this versatile.

13. Simple, Classy All Black Knit Top

Hailstone Heritage Ls Notch Neck Top (XS-XL), $63-$79, Amazon

Sometimes you just want to keep your look subtle and chic. (Those are the times that I end up wearing all black and some sort of leather). This knit top will help you create a simple look that is super elegant because of the keyhole cutout in the neckline. Minimalist looks can be the way to go.

14. Floral Print Long Sleeve Shirt That Can Be Casual Or Dressed Up

WLLW Casual Floral Print Long Sleeve Blouse (S-3XL) , $15, Amazon

My favorite tops are the ones that you can wear on a night out or you can wear during the day. I am always stocking my closet with shirts that can easily be transitioned, depending on what shoes or accessories you throw on. This top embodies those things. Wear it with flat boots and blue jeans during the day, or black jeans and heels to go out.

15. A Little Bit More Than An Off-The-Shoulder Top

ROMWE Off The Shoulder Knotted Blouse (XS-XL), $18, Amazon

Can you tell I love the off-the-shoulder trend? There is just something about a shirt that shows off your shoulders. This one has gorgeous knotted sleeves, and it's cotton — so you know it's going to be super comfortable. Plus, you can buy it in seven different colors.

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