Friday, September 7, 2012

Outfit Idea #3. Floral Blouse.

I would like to share the new creation of mine - the floral top which I made from McCall's Pattern 6437. Luckily, there was no deficit of florals in our wardrobes this past summer. It would seem that such a bold print is hard to mix and match with other pieces in your closet but I believe that having a loose silky floral top  makes your wardrobe so much more versatile. What I love about florals is that you can pick up on any colour of the print from which to build the rest of your outfit. Here is my take on it.

Take it for a walk

My top has a wide neckline and loose bell sleeves gathered at the wrist. I love how it looks chic without constraining. For a casual/day-about-town/dinner-with-girlfriends look I paired the top with beige flared dress pants and nude sandals. I added matching camel coloured belt and purse. As an accessory you can flaunt your turquoise earrings skipping other jewelry as the neckline and the sleeve have enough pretty detail and do not require extra adornment.

Take it to work

Yes, you can wear this bold print to the office. Just combine it with your grey or navy pencil skirt and matching jacket. Such business attire subdues the bright print and keeps it professional yet in the spirit of the summer. Your sleek black purse and matching black sandals complete the polished professional look which still reads  feminine.

Beach it out!
You can even wear your floral top to the beach by combining it with white cut off shorts, jeweled flip-flops and a wide brimmed sun hat (you are right, I cannot get enough of those!). And there! You've got three looks out of one top! 

Thought of the day: Interchangeability is the key to a functional wardrobe!

Happy Mix-and-Matching! 


  1. This is genius! With mixing and matching you have endless options in your closet! :-)

    1. Thank you for your comment! It's true: creative combination gives endless versatility to your closet!

  2. Irisha prochitala post tvoei mamochki I tyt je link na tvoi blog!! Kakaia tbl ymnitsa I office look is my fav!!!
    I am a shoe freak!! So jewel flip flops or flats are sparkling on my feet :-)
    Best of luck to you honey!!
    xo xo
    Kirpicheva Ekaterina

    1. Katyusha!! Thank you so much for such an uplifting comment! I totally understand the shoe obsession too! Thanks for reading and all the best to you too!!!