If you wear suits or blazers with any frequency, what lies beneath is critical – the shell, the blouse, the tank top… But, we pay so little attention to it. We aren’t running out on a Saturday to browse shells. We don’t even give them that much credit when we find perfection. Every closet edit reveals how tricky or valuable this piece can be. It’s the x-factor for your everyday suit or the perfect compliment to your knock-them-dead-in-the-boardroom suit. A regular, cotton t-shirt can really bring a perfect look down while playing with silks, wools and certain cotton blends can elevate your look. The complement of the jacket neckline to the top is also crucial in terms of framing your face and coordinating your look. The best shells can also double as evening blouses during spring and summer. Details are key but remember it’s still a quasi-undergarment so it can’t be too fussy!