Having an enormous closet filled with hundreds of clothing choices is not possible for all of us. That is why versatile clothing is vital for those of us on a budget. Having solid core pieces that can be easily used to create multiple looks is key. That is why today I am excited to show you “the one”. The One Perfect Blouse, For Everything!
Even when I was younger I always wanted two things when it came to fashion.
To be stylish and to be comfortable.
For me, comfort has always been necessary and always will be!
Even when I could wear high heels without falling on my face I rarely did so.
Sure our legs look really nice when we wear them, but at what cost?
To have ugly feet later in life – that’s the cost!
Also being uncomfortable, having corns, plantar fasciitis, and a myriad of other issues.
Totally not worth it.
Another thing I appreciate now that I am older is having items in my closet that can go the distance.
Core pieces that can cover multiple events and occasions.
Items that can be mixed and matched easily, creating many looks.
That is why today I am showing that one perfect blouse that can do it all!
The Perfect Blouse:
This ditsy floral blouse from Le Lis has 3/4 inch sleeves and an asymmetrical hem that you knot at the waist.
I got my blouse as a surprise item in a Golden Tote.
I wrote about another gorgeous blouse from them in a previous article.
You can find Le Lis at popular and obscure boutiques as well as stores like Buckle and Nordstrom Rack.
Often you can find Le Lis online at Poshmark, ThredUp, and similar resell sites.
You do not have to have this specific blouse though!
Le Lis is not the only brand that creates ditsy floral blouses.
A Google search of “ditsy floral blouse” will bring up many pretty styles.
The Perfect Blouse Look One:
This first look is as basic as it gets.
Jeans, combat boots, and the perfect ditsy floral blouse.
You can wear whatever shoes you feel most comfortable in.
I love my combat boots and have shown them off in many previous fashion articles.
They are actually on my 10 Fashion Must Haves list.
This is just a laid-back, cute, comfortable look for just about anything casual.
This styling is very indicative of how I dress every day.
Our Second Look Using The Perfect Blouse:
Perfect for the office, meetings, ladies luncheon, or anytime you want to look a bit more refined.
This look is created with pure linen pants from linogija.
Read more about the pants and this Lithuanian clothing company.
Switch out the combat boots to some chunky mid-heel sandals and add a scarf.
Still amazingly comfortable but a bit more styled.
Unless your work requires strictly business suits I can’t think of an office this outfit would not be welcomed.
What I love about it is that it is so comfortable you can easily wear it out for an evening look as well.
Plenty of sass and just enough class for going out.
Scarves not your thing or want to go a little less done up?
Just lose the scarf and your look instantly becomes a little more laid-back.
Scarves really can change a look a lot!
If you check out this article How To Make Casual Clothing Stylish you will see another example of how this is done.
In fact, big changes take very little when it comes to adding, or removing an item.
One subtle change really can make your entire ensemble appear fresh!
Of course never forget, your best accessory is a smile!
Better yet, add your pet!
Link says hello!
The Perfect Blouse Look Number Three:
Once again this is a dual look.
Perfect for the office or date night, perhaps a more intimate date night too.
Ladies, every one of us, no matter our shape or size can look fantastic with this styling.
A basic black pencil skirt looks fantastic on any type of body.
Curvier ladies can show off their rear and hips and thinner ladies get the appearance of curves.
Over at Livestrong, there is a great article that explains exactly how to find the best pencil skirt for your body type.
For this look, I added a long tassel necklace and a shimmering bauble bracelet.
This gives a little more flash and glam to the styling.
I have to say I wear this necklace a lot!
It just seems to go well with a lot of the styles I own.
I saw over on Amazon it does not have stellar reviews.
This befuddles me as I have owned mine for over 2 years, wearing it frequently and it has held up perfectly.
You all knew that was coming right?
Link is being a ham today.
After this photo shoot, I put my jeans back on along with my boots.
As I was headed out to go to the grocery store I put on a cardigan because it was a cool day.
I realized I had to snap a few more photos!
The Perfect Blouse For Everything Bonus Look:
I really was not even thinking about the fact that by adding a cardigan we had a new look.
Not until I passed the mirror and saw it.
This is what I am talking about when it comes to fashion.
Clothing that feels good, looks good, is affordable, and comfy!
Shop the right places and have a good number of core pieces.
Then you can grab for the same items over and over yet always have another great look!
Speaking of those core pieces, having a fun ditsy floral blouse in your wardrobe will allow you to style multiple outfits, multiple ways!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you own a ditsy floral blouse.
Or tell me what your favorite item in your wardrobe is and why.