The $35 Top That Saved My Closet

I woke up the other day in a foggy state of mind (okay, it was a Monday). I wanted nothing to do with the plethora of trendy items sitting on my rolling rack right in front of my eyes. Instead of just throwing on the first pair of jeans on top of the pile, though, I sat back and started to dream up my idea of the "perfect" piece (probably to procrastinate actually getting ready). The item had to be something versatile so that I didn't have to think too hard about all the events on my calendar that day, but it also had to be something that's just plain easy to wear, as in, it basically styles itself. Is it starting to sound like a sartorial myth?

I thought so too until I picked up one of the new arrivals from our Who What Wear collection, the Long Sleeve Button-Up Tunic. With its high side slits, neutral beige color, and lightweight linen material, it embodied the "perfect" piece I was after all along. I know the idea of a day-to-night dressing seems a bit overused by fashion editors, but that's exactly what made this top so ideal. It can be styled in an endless number of ways, so you'll never tire of it.

I was quickly inspired by the top's versatility, so I wore it throughout a jam-packed day of meetings and appointments, each point throughout it styling the top in a whole new way. Ahead see how the tunic took me from morning errands all the way to evening drinks in the span of a day.