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 

An InLinkz Link-up



  1. March 25, 2016 / 6:04 am

    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. March 25, 2016 / 7:29 am

    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. March 25, 2016 / 8:09 am

    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. March 25, 2016 / 10:00 am

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

  5. March 25, 2016 / 10:43 am

    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. March 25, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    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

  7. March 25, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    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.

  8. March 25, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    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.

  9. March 25, 2016 / 1:21 pm

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

  10. March 25, 2016 / 1:23 pm

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

  11. March 25, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    The more I see lace-up tops, the more I like them, too… 🙂 Yours looks great! I love the whole look! Fabulous shoes!

  12. March 25, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    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!

  13. March 25, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    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

  14. March 25, 2016 / 4:54 pm

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

  15. March 25, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    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

  16. March 26, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    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

  17. March 26, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    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

  18. March 26, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    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

  19. March 30, 2016 / 10:42 am

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

  20. March 30, 2016 / 11:15 pm

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

  21. March 31, 2016 / 3:18 am

    The red shoes look great with that outfit!!!

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