Essential and basic pieces in your wardrobe are the once that saves you on a rainy. The days when you don't have anything to wear, the pieces that you pull on and you look like the effort was payed.
This Top Shop lace shirt is one of mine, it's incredibly cheek and works with any bottom. Jeans, dress pants, skirts and more comfy pants even.
The great thing with this shirt is that of its material. It is 100% cotton. This means it, despite its long sleeves, is great for summer days as well as it breaths well. With a synthetic material, even the lace holes would of brought a sweaty feeling for through out a long usage.
The shirt is patterned in different lace pattern all over the shirt, and finished with some great detailing, that I will take up later on so keep on reading.
The sleeves of the shirt is made tighter on the upper arm. Towards the end of the sleeve about half way down, just after the elbow, the sleeve looses up and widens out and becomes big.
The pattern of the lace also changes from, being a stripy one to a lace with bigger holes through out the shirt
The neck is a half turtle neck with a button in the back. The button is a small round plastic one that easily buttons up to the loop on the opposite side.
One of the reasons this shirt fell in my liking is due to its versatility. It can be dressed down or up depending on ones preference. In its nature it is a it more classy, elegant and seen as a dressing up piece. However, with the right bottom, this shirt even works well with sneakers. Commonly seen sneakers, as I see it, are not the statement piece to state elegance but more so a relaxed look. As the shirt can be combined with both stated styles, I see it highly versatile.
The big holed lace does not show off too much off yor body. And one still feels covered up and not exposed in this shirt.
On a windy day the shirt can get slightly chilly, but even then it can be dressed and combined with a cardigan with pulled up sleeves or even a blazer.
'It was easy and ready to go'