Friday, 25 March 2016

Lace-Up Tops ( And #Passion4Fashion Linkup)

 The lace-up top.
Not something that I overly liked when they first came (back) around through winter. But then social media convinced me otherwise, I would see them cropping up in magazines, on blogs and Instagram and I started thinking that it was quite a nice style, how's that for social media conditioning.. I have to admit I am occasionally prone to falling prey to a new must-have style; marketing at its best and I guess that makes me an advertisers dream, but hey, fashion is my vice and i only *occasionally* fall prey to passing trends.
With the lace-up tops I liked the idea that they add a little interest to the plain black top, which is something i am gravitating towards more and more of late.
Plus its perfect for spring as in chillier weather my chest would get cold (ha, old lady alert).
I picked this one up in Primark for a mere £8.00. I've gone from investment pieces to flyby fashion pieces all in a week. Sometimes you've just got to throw £8.00 to the wind and see how it falls. Thankfully with it being so super cheap i was happy to give it a go. And actually i really like the style. It was super easy and comfy to wear (accept the dangly bits of the ties kept getting in the way when i bent down) and a nice addition to my basics collection which I'm always happy to add to.
 My wardrobe is now mostly lots of basics with some key colours thrown in.
Speaking of key colours, I've established i am pretty much addicted to Khaki and Red as a couple; They just marry so nicely together i can't keep the two apart.

Have you tried the Lace- Up Top?

Lace up top: Primark (try this one or this one or a designer option)
Red Heels: New Look
Khaki Sleeveless Jacket: Boohoo (super similar)
The Jane Clutch bag
Obelisk Earring 



  1. Loving the olive green and red pump with all black, what a nice and unexpected color paring. Thanks for the link up, hope you can stop by ours!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  2. I will be heading straight to Primark for that top & I love the khaki/red combo.It's not what it cost, it's how you wear it, and you lok fabulous
    Laurie x

  3. I had the same misgivings about lace-up tops, not quite sure whether I like them, but seeing yours I think it might be worth a try. The red shoes are brilliant here, just the pop of colour this outfit needs.

  4. Fabulous red shoes, and fabulous you.
    Thank you for your great link up Rachel and Happy Easter.

  5. I adore this whole look from head to toe!! That lace up top is feminine yet edgy and the red shoes are spectacular!! You look gorgeous!!

  6. Ooooo Robin Hood's chic & sexy sister! Perfection!

    Dawn Lucy

  7. I am glad you gave the lace up top a try. Such a great look and it pairs so well with the long sleeveless coat.

  8. I've been on the fence about lace-up tops too but love that this one is simple & I like how you styled it. That sleeveless jacket is also such a great piece!

  9. Of course, I am such a huge fan of lace-ups it being so subtly sexy - and this one is no exception! Have a wonderful Easter!


  10. Love this whole look, Rachel! That top is amazing and I love how you added the pop of red to add a little interest. :)

    xoxo, Kacie

  11. That olive lapel vest is to die for! I have been thinking about getting a long vest like this and you have just sold me on it.

  12. Love the red shoes! This whole look is so dynamic and chic. Enjoy your weekend!


  13. Well you know I love the Laceup top and your red shoes. I love pairing red with black. Adding olive to it which happens to be one of my favorite colors is the icing on the cake. I need a vest like that.

    Thank you for linking up yesterday and for your very kind words.

  14. I love the way this looks on you, especially the relaxed fit!

  15. You look gorgeous in this top! Love it with the green vest and red shoes.

  16. I'm actually a fan of lace up tops, and am wearing one on my blog today! I love your black top, and how you added the vest and pop of red!

  17. The more I see lace-up tops, the more I like them, too... :-) Yours looks great! I love the whole look! Fabulous shoes!

  18. I have tried lace up tops but it was years ago when I was kid! But I think I would invest in a lace up top. I love yours!

  19. I love the lace up top you're wearing! the color pops are perfection!
    Southern Elle Style

  20. Haven't tried the lace up tops...but I'm a huge fan of the lace up shoes!! jodie

  21. I don't have a lace up top, but a smaller lace up on a dress. Depending on how it's done I quite like it. It's definitely an eyecatcher on this top, just as much as the red shoes are.

    Happy Easter!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

  22. This lace top looks great in combination with black jeans, red pumps and the green vest. Nice combination!

  23. I haven't tried a lace up top, but this one makes me want to! I really like how subtle it is.

  24. Beautiful styling, darling Rachel - you prove why red and khaki go well together as this whole outfit works brilliantly!! Those red heels are the bomb... Can't believe they're from New Look!

    Thank you for hosting and a VERY Happy Easter to you!

    Catherine x

  25. The lace top is cute, love the look.

  26. I do think it's the subtle reference to a corset that makes a laced-up top naughty and nice, subtle and sexy all rolled into one, Rachel. And you're quite right, my friend, khaki+red = da bomb dot com GRIN

    And speaking of gorgeous and cool, my Project Sister Act link-up is now live, and I would love for you to come join in if you have a second, Rachel, that outfit in its entirety truly deserves some attention xoxo

  27. I'm loving lace up tops this season! This is such a stunning look! Love the black and olive with the pop of red!

    Doused In Pink

  28. Love the lace up top with the black jeans. Of course I love the red pumps, you look fab. I think every girl needs at least one pair of red shoes!
    Jess xo

  29. Wow, Rachel you look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit, love the lace up top on you. And the shoes - what a great pop of colour. Happy Easter. Love, Kirsten xx

  30. Absolutely love that pop of red and the shirt is fantastic!
    Eileen | Instagram | Facebook

  31. I'm starting to really like the lace up trend! I need to add some to my wardrobe.

  32. i love a lace up top and yours in black is fabulous. the whole look is awesome.

  33. I'm in love with this green vest! Excellent way to elevate an outfit!

  34. stunning outfit! I love that top and how your heels give that pop of color!

    stop by and chat ♥

  35. Lovely outfit, and the shoes are perfect. Thanks for linking up with Style Perspectives today!

  36. The red shoes look great with that outfit!!!


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