This post is to confess my new obsession with textured tops. When I say textured tops, I am referring to lace, crochet velvet etc. I think the reason why I have been so in to these top lately is because they are a really useful piece to mix patterns with. I really love the look of having a billion different patterns and textures in an outfit but it’s such a fine balance to get it right. I personally find it’s much easier and wearable to mix a bold print and detailed but plain coloured textured top. You still get the effect of pattern just without the added hassle of colour and working two strong prints together.
I also just wanted to point out the fact that the very first top is from a retail store. I wanted to include this in the post so you can see the comparison in quality and the overall look. I understand that not everyone is keen on second hand garments and some things you would never even look at buying second hand. But I honestly think that this sort of top is better when bought in an opshop. First off there are so many of them in store thanks to the recycling of trends from generation to generation, plus them seem to have a vintage vibe that makes them seem less tacky that retail ones that every store seems to have in a different colour.
What’s your opinion on this? So you prefer the retail top (first one) or the others?