Thursday 14 December 2017

How to Wear: This season’s blouse

H&M blouse €23
H&M blouse €23
Doo-Lally floral blouse €70
A|Wear animal print blouse €35

Angela Scanlon

If you only buy one piece this season, make it a blouse. A key look as seen on the runways of Balmain and Chloe, the pussy-bow blouse is especially popular. A great way to add a feminine edge to this season’s androgynous trend, the blouse is fabulously fun and sexy whilst also being elegant and classy.

The pussy-bow blouse embodies a more luxurious style than its classic predecessor. Often featuring a frilled neck and a flattering, fluid fit, the key to getting the look right is to make the blouse the statement piece of your outfit and keep the remaining items streamlined and non-fussy.

In Your 20’s

Contrast the girly frills of the pussy bow blouse with a statement high-waisted leather pencil skirt or mini-skirt if you’re feeling brave. Wear the shirt tucked in and experiment with prints and colours. Polka dot or animal print pussy-bow blouses are a huge look of the moment and really pop when paired with neutral pieces. For a fun and youthful inspired take on the trend, wear the blouse underneath a sleeveless 60’s style shift dress with the bow draped over.

In Your 30’s

The pussy-bow blouse teamed with this season’s high-waisted trousers makes for an ultra chic and office appropriate ensemble. And it’s nodding to the 70’s trend which is rocking at the moment! A silhouette enhancing pencil skirt will also balance the frills of the shirt and create that sexy secretary look that is still discreet and demure. For a glam evening out, opt for a luxurious silk or jewel inspired coloured blouse. Deep purples, blue and reds are good tones to work with.

In Your 40’s +

Avoid channelling the Maggie Thatcher look by choosing a blouse that is simple and offers just a hint of the pussy-bow detailing. Make sure the arms are streamlined as opposed to puffed and avoid floral prints or patterns. Go for luxe fabrics and neutral colours and team with this season’s smart straight leg trousers, a blazer and heels.

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