Today’s Coveted Working Look: Gemma Lace Buttondown

by Anne Dreshfield | February 12th, 2013   

Sometimes the most appealing blouses in springtime are the ones that make me feel as girly as possible. While this isn’t always my style, there are some days I just need a little extra oomph for my outfit and look. Those days, I rifle through my closet on the hunt for preppy button-downs, lace, or fine details to inspire me. While I was browsing one of my favorite sites, Anthropologie, I came across this Gemma Lace Buttondown, which pretty much fits the bill for all of the days where I need a pick-me-up on top of my usual honey latte.

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Here’s what Anthropologie has to say about this lovely top: “Inspired by literary and art figures (and sisters!) Vanessa Bell and Virginia Wolf, Vanessa Virginia is the epitome of bohemian femininity. Influenced by European styling, this label exudes a flowy, flowery feel, resulting in a collection that’s equal parts delicate and refined, like this colorblocked lace blouse.”

With a white tank underneath, the Gemma Lace Buttondown would be perfect for a casual Friday at the office, or layered under a blazer for a new take on your standard white blouse. Let the collar pop out for a bit of contrast, and you’ll be one of the most stylish women in the office!

Oh — and did I mention this blouse also comes in a stunning blue, as well?

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In either color, the Gemma Lace Buttondown is a gorgeous example of delicate detail, colorblocking, and how buttondowns don’t have to be your run-of-the-mill standard shirt. Tuck it into a pencil skirt, wear it over jeans, or underneath a blazer, and you’ll be sure to stand out.

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