For the last decade or so, though, the combination of a ‘fancy’ top and a simple pair of trousers was shelved in favour of more complex outfit formulas: halternecks in all their sparkly glory tossed to the back of the wardrobe along with low-rise jeans and all the other (mostly revived) trends we vowed never to reach for again. But like all good things, it has swung around again. Part of its appeal? Undoubtedly, its simplicity. The going-out top hoards the attention so that the focal element of an ensemble is squarely on the torso of its wearer, allowing the bottoms to become almost an afterthought. Jeans? Jersey bottoms? Cargo pants? Anything goes. Just make it comfortable—your top half is strapped, wrapped and working, and you don’t need that on all fronts.