Either way, black and white is one of my standbys.
When I thought about the pieces working overtime in my wardrobe, the blouse came first to mind. Followed closely by my white jeans and sneakers. When I don’t know what to wear or I don’t like me and how I’m looking, I look to jeans and a blouse to do the work.
Black and white, whichever way it is worn, puts me in my comfort zone and takes me out of my all too familiar all black options. My best blouses are those in black and white and with some detail and fullness.
They cover up what’s lurking beneath and even though we shouldn’t have anything to hide, I do. If you don’t, tucking in the front looks super cute.
A little fullness helps with a white jean, which is less forgiving than a darker pant. White jeans will never be my most flattering option but I like them all the same and if the attention is drawn to the blouse all the better.
The femininity of this style of blouse contrasts well with the masculine feel of the jeans and the sneakers. A boyfriend style blazer can be thrown over the top and a pair of kitten heels to go, instead of the sneakers.
They work with the casual and the dressy. Tailored pants, if jeans aren’t your thing, are easy as are a cropped pant.
I like this style of blouse with my blue jeans as well, especially the lighter blue. When Nordstrom invited me to curate an outfit from their women’s collection I went straight to this blouse. Isabel Marant has been on my radar for many years and I love her Parisian sense of quirky. Apart from these, Nordstrom has the best collection across multiple price-points than many other stores.
Do you have a fall back outfit?
I’m tempted by the white version of this blouse or something very similar. I can imagine the white with my cropped black pants and the same sneakers. Or even a black pair of trainers, ballet flats or espadrilles.
It’s a peculiar thing what makes us feel comfortable and full of confidence; it’s never our most glamorous, exciting or standout pieces.
I don’t know about you but when I find something that works I take it seriously. The white one just went in my shopping basket ;) xv
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