I love the softness, loose silhouette, billowy sleeves & peachy color of this bow tie blouse, but wanted to achieve a look that was a little less girly & unfussy. Adding leather pants toughens the look & the faux fur vest is super stylish!!! Even the peep-toe heels have this badass buckle detailing that elevate my look. Instead of tying a neat tight bow, hanging it around my neck like a choker gave me a little more edgy, 70s feel to complete the look. This is perfect for a date night or a fun night out with friends.
Wearing sneakers for this shoot was unplanned, but I think it worked. I always wear sneakers in transit to any event or social date, I can’t seem to drive very well in heels… to be honest, they are just so darn comfy. Like usual, I showed up with sneakers on & heels in hand to shoot this outfit with Lorna, my friend & photographer. As we stopped, so I could change shoes, I said, “This is how I would wear this outfit, with THESE!” Pointing to my sneakers, I said with conviction, “this is more me!” Lorna happily suggested, “Why not shoot both!” Duhhhhh! I assumed that was against blogging rules. Wait a minute! There are no rules! So that is how both shoes were included. The sneakers make this a great day look, perfect for heading out to brunch with friends.
OUTTAKE!!! Yes, I know, I have canoes for feet!
This look is full of trends (faux fur, faux leather, tie-neck blouse). Is it ok to incorporate more than one trend to our entire look? I say yes, but it has to be strategic, so you don’t end up looking too clowny. What trends will you pair together?
A few more ways I will work my tie neck blouse into rotation:
- blouse / high-waisted flairs / platform sandals
- blouse / faux leather sleeves shift dress / pointy flats
- blouse / high-slit faux suede skirt / ankle strap heels
- blouse / printed midi skirt / colorful sneakers
- blouse / denim dress / ankle boots
- blouse / high-waisted trousers / patent loafers
- blouse / denim culottes / sexy strappy heels
- blouse / skinny jeans / long tailored coat / ankle boots
Express black skinny scarf; perfect to pair with any blouse in your closet!