I'm not someone who's very adept at layering. You know how some people can just throw on a shirt over a top under a jacket, somehow under a gilet, and look perfect? I've never quite got it. I like my clothes simple, after all: sleek and minimalist. But this mesh top is a layering godsend. I have plenty of little cashmere vests like this one with drop armholes that make them totally daytime-inappropriate. But put this mesh top underneath and hey presto, you have a work-ready double-layered top that's also way more interesting to boot.
Zara mesh top / similar here
Zara mules / similar here
3.1 Phillip Lim 31 hour bag / in navy here