Three Ways: Watercolor Blouses
Mar 15, 2011
A few weeks ago, I featured a watercolor-printed blouse in a Career Style post. As lovely as it was, it was simply out of the reach of most working at women at over $400. Luckily, the good folks at Anthropologie have stepped up to provide us with a lovely watercolor blouse that won’t break the bank.
For the office look, I paired the blouse with a simple navy suit. You could also incorporate a navy pencil skirt and green cardigan. If you’re feeling bold, you could try an animal print cardigan like this green and navy leopard print.
If you’re looking for a burst of color for your cocktail hour ensemble, this highlighter yellow pencil skirt is sure to do the trick. The bright color plays well with the muted citron and earth tones in the blouse. Simply add a stacked enamel bangle and some simple navy accessories and you’re all set to stun the happy hour crowd at your favorite post-work watering hole.
Lastly, this blouse is perfect for an upscale casual outfit. Wear it for a spring picnic in the Sculpture Garden or a stroll through down the Mall. The blouse is a great compliment to warmer weather, but with a cardigan it’s perfect for brisk March days.
If you’re a woman who doesn’t wear many prints, a softer, watercolor pattern is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. It’s not as assertive as a geometric print, but it’s more interesting than a simple solid or a basic stripe.