This lace up grommet tee was from Nordstrom. It’s the brand Socialite. It’s now sold out (sorry!) but it was a good purchase last spring so I was inspired to wear it again for you all and round up some options that I think would have a similar place in your closet.
You need to be a little picky with your knit tees–choose ones with some shape and embellish detail if you want to center your outfit around it.
Here are a few to browse: