Three Ways: Sheer Black Blouse

May 3, 2011

 

Polyvore Set Here. 

This is a simple, classic look with the collarless, tweed jacket and the basic black pumps.  I felt like I wanted to do pearls, but with the bag, they looked so fussy.  Solution?  Opalescent navy-colored pearls. 

If you can’t afford the jacket (and at $526, who can?), buy a less expensive tweed jacket and add the trim.  Some good quality ribbon and some fusible web and you’re in business.  Another great trick?  Buying a cheaper jacket and then having the buttons replaced with more expensive versions.  Totally gives it a lift.

Polyvore Set Here.

If you already have a black boyfriend jacket (or don’t want one), buy a white one.  Thanks to Hollywood trendsetters like Zoe Saldana and Charlize Theron, white blazers are now seasonless.  Yay!

Pair the top with a simple blazer, sequined pumps and skinny jeans for a rocking on the town look.  And how awesome are those earrings?  Edgy and fun with just the right amount of pop. 

Polyvore Set Here.

I wanted to try something a bit different here.  Well, different for me anyway.  So I paired the blouse with this bold skirt, a geometric bracelet from House of Harlow, a spectacular (and spectacularly affordable) clutch and some perforated booties.

Want to be really bold?  Buy a flesh-colored NuBra and wear the blouse without a tank.  What?  I said it was bold (straight off the runway bold, that is).  Just make sure not to wear it anywhere your boss or family will be. 

Three Ways

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  1. gingerr says:

    I would go with replacing buttons over adding trim to a jacket, or at the least take the jacket and the trim to a tailor and have it applied by a professional.

    Buttons are easy enough and unlikely to go on crooked, droop or peel off after wear or cleaning.

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