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Tips to take classic summer tops from day to night

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Dress up your top for an evening out

Any top can go from day to night when partnered with the right bottoms, accessories and shoes. Check out these classic summer tops and find out how they can work for a night out.

Tommy Hilifiger V-neck, short-sleeve tee

White tee

Short-sleeve cotton tees are summertime staples. You can wear them with just about everything in your closet. Though simple white tees are most often teamed up with shorts and jeans for daytime wear, you can take your favorite tee from day to night with ease. Start with a classic white tee like the Tommy Hilifiger V-neck, short-sleeve tee, available at Macy's for $25. For a night out, wear this tee with slim white capris or a flowing skirt in a vibrant print. Add bold accessories — a chunky statement necklace, an eye-catching bag and a fabulous pair of high heels. When you are wearing a simple white tee for evening, pull your hair up and add shimmery eye shadow and ultra-glossy lipstick for summer glamour that can't be beat.

Tommy Hilfiger paisley print cami tank

Ruffled tank

The ruffled tank is all the rage for summertime. You can find ruffled tanks in bright colors, flirty floral patterns and other fun prints. Generally, these feminine tanks are worn with shorts and flat sandals by day. However, that doesn't mean that you can't wear them out at night. Start with a ruffled tank in a fresh color. We adore the Tommy Hilfiger paisley print cami tank in green and white. This top is on sale now at Macy's, marked down from $70 to just $26. The classic cami style is ultra-girly — making this top the perfect piece to wear on a special date. Partner this tank with a slim white skirt that hits a few inches above the knee. Skip the espadrilles and flats, and team up this skirt with a pair of strappy white sandals like the Tommy Hilfiger Nancy platform sandals, discounted to just under $47. With a printed top like this, keep your jewelry sophisticated and understated. A delicate necklace or a trio of thin silver bangles are all you need.

Striped top

Stripes are classic for summertime. From blue and white nautical stripes to trendy chevron stripes, you'll find striped tops just about anywhere. Though usually worn in the daytime, if you can pick the right top, you can certainly wear stripes out at night as well. Start with a unique color combination like the Tommy Hilfiger sleeveless striped tank in papaya and gold. Though this top looks spectacular with shorts in the day, it can look even better at night. For a summer party, wear this top with slim or skinny white jeans. With this outfit, carry an envelope clutch or a chic summer tote. Finish off the look with bold sandals in a vibrant shade of orange and add a unique cuff bracelet to complete the outfit.

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