Wardrobe essentials - the cream top

This is the first item of clothing I’ve brought in what feels like ages, not because I’ve stopped myself spending, but because I’d not seen anything I liked (well, for a reasonable price)! I blogged a few weeks ago about a few basic style rules fashion blogs have reminded me of recently and the necessity for ‘wardrobe essentials’ should definitely be added to the list. This cream top from Next is stylish and will go with pretty much everything in my wardrobe; it can be dressed up or down and was only £16!

The embroidery is beautiful and the pleat detail on the back is also a really nice touch, making it look far more expensive than it is. In reality the top isn’t as fitted as it appears in the image, but this is a good thing as the fabric doesn’t have much stretch. It also comes up quite big – I tried mine on in store and ended up with a size 6 and am usually an 8 or 10, so be warned if you’re buying online. For its first outing I think I’ll be paring it with jeans and a blue Zara blazer for work this week.

What are your wardrobe essentials?

                                                               Image from Next

 Close up of detail on front, love the paisely design.

Pleat detail on back.


  1. What a gorgeous top - you should definitely be able to get a lot of use out of it.

    A navy cardigan, a long-sleeved jersey dress, and a great knee-length skirt are the basics which I can always turn to if I'm stuck for something to wear or need something to build an outfit around.

    Gemma xx

  2. Thanks :) Those are great basics - navy cardigans go with pretty much everything.



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