Spring has sprung and it’s time to break out the blouses. I ordered this blouse off of ASOS in the midst of a snowstorm at the beginning of the year. I was in need of something to brighten up my life; staring at my closet had become like staring into a deep abyss of blacks and grays. The frilled details on the sleeves and below the neckline caught my attention. It’s the perfect amount of detail without taking away from the bow that ties at the neck.
Because of how bright and detailed the blouse is, I wanted to tone things down on the bottom half. I began by experimenting with different types of denim and decided that a pair of step hem, straight leg jeans balanced it out perfectly. These jeans are definitely one of my favorites for this season. They’re soft, comfortable, and are basically the perfect jean to tuck shirts into. The dark wash draws attention to the blouse and adds the perfect amount of contrast, not to mention it’s the perfect combo for everyday wear.
As for shoes, this was the hard part. I knew I wanted to keep things simple but I wanted to make sure that they did the rest of the outfit justice. I considered a great pair of ankle boots, but because of how uniquely hemmed my jeans are, I didn’t want to take away from that detail. I opted for a pair of patent leather loafers, which definitely pulled everything together. The horse bit detailing added just the right amount of sophistication but didn’t draw away from the blouse itself.
I felt like I was ready to take on anything while wearing this outfit, and I hope you find an outfit that makes you feel the same way.