Two Ways: Optic Print Orange Blouse
Feb 21, 2012
For the Office. I don’t often wear mixed separates instead of a suit, but I like navy and white/ivory together. Here, I mixed white and navy to tone down the brightness and print of the orange blouse. For this outfit, I prefer pants, but you could also do a skirt. And if you don’t like wearing white on the bottom, you could reverse it and wear white on top.
With white and navy, I prefer to do brown or grey separates. Here, I did a chocolate shoe and a tan bag. You could also do a nude shoe in the summertime. For jewelry, I like the orange ring to pull the look together and would wear simple gold earrings.
For the hair, I would wear the hair up in a twist or a bun. For the makeup, I would wear a sheer rose lip and a light pink cheek with brown eyeliner and taupe shadow. I’d also paint my nails a pale gold.
For the Weekend. This outfit is perfect for weekend errands, a casual brunch or travel. It’s a great transition outfit between winter and spring.
The chambray jeans are incredibly soft and comfortable and the light fabric makes them the perfect casual warm weather jean. Layer on a slightly boxy cardigan for that casual 1970s feel. If you want to, you could belt the cardigan, but I prefer to leave it open.
For the accessories, I stuck to a palette of neutrals, but chose pieces with a little whimsy. The hoop earrings have a delicate knot shape. The bag has the bird plates with a bold cognac leather. And the t-strap shoes are very on trend right now.
The hair for this outfit should be casual, I would do a messy braid similar to this one. If you’re hair isn’t long enough to braid, I would reccomend messy waves, think bed head. For the makeup, I would do a sheer red or coral lip. I would also smudge out the eyeliner for a slightly smoldering look.
I prefer to wear bright, printed blouses with neutrals. If you’d like to pump it up a bit, I would reccomend a green pencil skirt or a cobalt blue piece. I also thought this blouse could look good under a v-neck dress.