Three Ways: Short Sleeve Polka-Dot Blouse
Aug 2, 2011
A loose-fitting blouse looks chic with a snug-fitting pencil skirt. I like the simplicity of this dotted blouse from Splendid, but it would look best on someone with a bit of a bust and not as lovely on a pear shaped person.
I added a belt to define the waist. It should be worn covering the band of the skirt and just overlapping slightly onto the blouse. You can buckle it in either the front or the back. Throw on a versatile, beige shoe and a red purse and you’re all set.
For a flirty Summer look, pair a pleated white skirt with the blouse. You could add a belt in tan or red, but I decided to pair it with a long, turquoise necklace.
I’m still obsessing about envelope clutches. So here, I added a green one to coordinate but not match the necklace and blouse.
Lastly, I love these shoes. They’re neutral but don’t fade into the background. And if you have a thicker ankle (cankles, if you want to be rude), the thicker block heel will help balance it out.
Colored pants are everywhere this Fall and pre-Fall. While I’m looking forward to trying on a pair of fuschia ones from J.Crew, red is a very popular color.
These ankle-length trousers and nude wedges make this trend a bit more accessible for those bold enough to try it. And the chain clutch and gold earrings add a bit more sass.
Colored pants aren’t for everyone, but it’s free to try them on at the store. So give them a whirl, and see if they’re for you.