Lace it up...

Lace up top - Wrap London £65
Bag - SWYC £49
Name Necklace - AnnaLou of London £59.50
Jeans - J Brand Selena
Style Theory:  It has taken me a while to get on board the lace up top trend but when I saw this blue top from Wrap London I took the plunge. Isabel Marant began the trend (see streetstyle images below) and the high street was quick to follow. The lace up detail adds interest to a top, looks great under a biker jacket and will look great in the summer with denim shorts and flat sandals. The perfect 'fashion lift' for SS16, here are some ideas of how to style..
images via Pinterest
Here are the best on the high street now..
Wrap - Abbie Top £65
This is my top but in the denim blue, I have the sapphire colourway. I like the charcoal grey too, it looks quite edgy and is the perfect alternative to a plain t-shirt.
Kooples £180
Slightly pricey but this looks pretty amazing on, I think SusieSoSo has similar in black from The Kooples, it looks fab on her.
River Island £36
A more reasonable price, size up and wear slouchy over skinny jeans and stan smiths. Perfect for spring.
Topshop £26
My two new favourite things..victoriana and lace up, the perfect Spring update.
Topshop £26
Also loving the black..
Topshop £18
I do love a red top, this is a reasonable way to dip your toe in the trend. Wear with ankle length kick flare jeans and trainers.
M&S petite top £28
A good basic (but I could only find in petite) 
Boohoo £15
Love the check look, this will look great with pale blue jeans in the summer.
Boohoo £18
Afraid there is only petite left in this style but I like the olive colour and the rib knit.

This is definitely an interesting alternative to the basic t-shirt, it takes away from the plain look, layer under your biker jacket or tailored jacket with slouchy boyfriend jeans and trainers for a cool look.

Have you bought into this micro trend? Are you a fan of the lace up top? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments until next time Fran xxx


  1. The wrap top looks so fab on you Fran! I haven't yet succumbed to this you've gone and made me want one! I did see a gorgeous stripe Leon & Harper one on *The Working Girl* the other day.....would love to know how I can get my hands on one of those! xx

  2. That Wrap London top is fab on you - I just went to check it out and was hoping that they did a white one as like you, I love The Kooples one but it is so pricey. They do however do a nice white linen lace neck one! Thank you for the lovely mention - mwah! xx

  3. I bought a couple of lace up tops from H&M last night- didn't want to spend too much though, as you say, micro trend...Susie is so right, you do colour so well. That blue top is beautiful on you xx

  4. Lovely top, Wrap London do some lovely things. I haven't bought this style... yet. But I used to have an h&m peasant laced up top many years ago which I wore to pieces, so maybe it's time :).

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