I hate ‘fashion phrases’ like ‘what’s hot/what’s not’, ‘in’, ‘out’, ‘bang on trend’ and ‘must have’. They make me want to vom all over the place. And while I generally try to refrain from such moronic jargon, I will wheel out the ‘must have’ term on this occasion.
I was shopping a few weeks back in Topshop with Mummy Dearest when I saw the above sleeveless top with exposed zip in coral, and despite its seemingly non-descript quality, I really really wanted it. I didn’t actually buy it though (Mother wasn’t convinced by the 'sheer simplicity'), and I am now residing in utter regret. Goddammit.
This top is ....a ‘must have’ though. It is the epitome of what we want to wear right now. And while it is so very simple – no designs, no frills, no details, no gimics –, it is this very simplicity that attracted me to it. And of course, the clean, bright colour.
The colour is particularly the element that elevates this from ‘meh sleeveless top’ to ‘oooh sleeveless top’. I know its a thing for colour to be the ‘story of the season’ (more of that talk...bear with me!) for s/s and even more so this year. I want to pair one of these tops with my long grey jersey skirt in a sort of homage to the show of the season (and one which I predict will resonate for good while to come), Jil Sander. Colour and Simplicity have never appealed more.