The second post of this little mini series is all about a great blouse. By now you’ve probably noticed I love neutrals such as black, grey, and white. Give it to me in a classic silhouette I can wear year round and I’m in heaven! I love a good silk, but I know it turns some people off because of dry cleaning. There are other options that will help you achieve the same look and are machine wash friendly. I suggest keeping a nice balance. Having a closet full of silk sounds fabulous, but to keep your dry cleaning bill low, invest in a basic or two and a statement print from time to time.
It seems we all wear more black, and/or neutrals, in the winter yet our outfits never seem boring. For this, we can thank the many different textures and layers that come with cooler temps. Here, I’ve paired my leather leggings, (duh I told you I could live in these) with a simple black silk blouse, thrown on a yummy blanket scarf for warmth, and to give more dimension to my outfit. There are so many ways you could add personal details to “the base” I have here. Add a pop with your favorite shoes, add a sassy blazer, fun pom pom hat, or even a statement coat. Whatever you choose, let your style shine while keeping it classy!
My “big girl wardrobe” is almost complete, and there are just a few pieces left to get rid of that should have stayed in college. Through the process, I’ve learned how a feminine blouse will truly take you from work to play no matter what your style or age. Below is another example of how I’ve styled this blouse in the past with a flirty little skirt. Clearly warmer weather helps with the skirt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pair with a pair of tights or over the knee boots. A tasteful skirt length isn’t only for the office ladies.
I’ve compiled some of the best blouses out there at an affordable price point for you! Feel free to click around and come back for more, they’ll be here waiting! If you’ve been looking to fill your wardrobe with something specific I would love to schedule a shopping session with you, we can do it online or in the store, making it accessible no matter where you live!!