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.
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?
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.
Like this look? Vote on it to be part of a full-outfit illustration! Vote by commenting below or by liking or re-pinning it from our Today’s Coveted Working Look board on Pinterest. The final look will be illustrated twice per month under the series name “Outfit to Item” – read more here.