Often we look for basic Autumn tops that function as backdrops for necklaces and scarves but are a little dressier than long sleeved T-shirts. Ann Taylor Loft’s “V-neck Sweater with Button Detail” fits the bill perfectly. It can be worn casually with denim, or dressed up for business casual with slacks and a jacket. Get creative with the piece and wear it any way you wish.

The photos below don’t do this great little piece justice. Trust me, it’s a fantastic basic that might close some of those wardrobe gaps right away. It’s lightweight which makes it great for layering. It’s non-itchy, non-clingy and drapes well. Its longer than how it appears in these pictures and the V-neck isn’t too low either. Although I haven’t tried wearing this style back to front, it’s a distinct possibility. I love the retro buttoning detail on the cuffs.

I stumbled across this fab find while shopping with a client who was starved for basic Autumn tops in an assortment of colours. There was a flurry of excitement in the store after she popped on the first colour. Things looked even better as she tried a few more and matched them up with fun scarves along the way. Sizing up is a good idea because it adds length to the top and fits a little better all over.

My client eventually came home with four colours and two scarves. She was even more delighted to find out that the lot was on sale at 25% off. What a fab shopping hour at the Loft!