Monday, September 28, 2009

Guest Blog: White Blouses

This guest post was written by Jennifer and Melissa of Workchic helps dress women for work by offering suggested outfits, fit guidelines, tips and tricks on how to look professional, feminine and chic. Check out the Workchic blog for tips and trends!

Having a few White Blouses in your wardrobe is very important. They can easily be layered under blazers or sweaters and also look polished by themselves. Considered a basic item in your work wardrobe, a crisp white button down, can be a go-to item when you are not sure what to wear for the office. We created outfits to show you how to make them work in a couple of business casual looks.

For a more professional and polished look, wear your blouse under an updated stripe frill blazer. We would tuck it into this deep jade A-line skirt and pair the look with knee high boots. Keeping in shades of green, we found a washed leather hobo to carry your goodies to and from the office. Since we have a lot of detail in the jacket, we chose more simple gold jewelry. This style is ideal for a business casual office, or a more contemporary business environment.

As we mentioned white blouses also look chic layered under a sweater or cardigan. We love picking a bright color to pop off of a more neutral palette. We also had fun with your accessories. Zebra inspired striped heels will be unexpected but still chic. Keep your bag in a tonal palette and update traditional pearls with multiple chain strands. This is another classic business casual style. For more casual days, pair the look with dark wash denim instead of trousers.

Both of these looks show you how versatile a classic white blouse can be. This should be a staple in your work wardrobe and you can shop to find more white shirts perfect for your office. Stay tuned as we continue to help you update your basics every other Monday throughout the fall!


Sara said...

This is such a great combo; I love the marigold cardigan from J.Crew and the zebra shoes! The perfect white button down shirt is the best thing I invested in this fall, and I love accessorizing it in different ways such as you've shown.

Cardiwrap said...

Thanks for posting info on these blouses. By incorporating a cardigan with primary color schemes, it may seem to mesh well with these blouses.