Three Ways: Silk Tie Blouse
Jul 19, 2011
I think the tie-neck blouse is a wardrobe staple. You can tie it in a bow if your frilly, a knot if you’re more sophisticated and it looks great under sweaters, jackets and tees. I really loved the blouse from French Connection that I featured this morning, so let’s make some outfits, shall we?
I don’t usually recommend t-shirts for work, but they make great layering pieces when paired with professional blouses. Here I layered the tie neck blouse under a navy scoopneck tee and paired them with a bright pink skirt. If you want to go even bolder, you could wear an orange, amethyst or bright green tee instead.
When wearing this much color, you need to choose neutral accessories. A simple tan pump and an interesting and seasonless tote bag.
Eventually I’m going to break down and buy this skirt. I just can’t get over the $75 shipping charge from the UK. I also need to decide if I am going to go for the full Jackie Kennedy and buy the matching jacket as well. What? Too much fuschia?
I like mixing pieces in different neutral tones. For this outfit, I mixed a mocha skirt, a white blouse and a beige sweater with dark brown heels. To add a bit of interest, I added an orange clutch and a jeweled, tribal-inspired set of bangle bracelets. This is a great outfit for now and pre-Fall.
We all know that I like to travel in style. This outfit is perfect for the train, plane or car trip. Why a cardigan and jeans? Because it’s chilly on Amtrak and that three hour train ride becomes unbearable when you’re freezing.
Wide leg jeans give the blouse a chic-1970s look. The sweater keeps you warm and the outfit chic. Add a large satchel to carry all your books and travel essentials and a simple wedge sandal. I also love the mixed-media drop earrings in copper and grey.