This past season we were all totally obsessed, bonkers, over 70’s style. I mean, it was tasseled EVERYTHING, suede all over the place and for all those girls who love flared jeans; their moment to shine.
I didn’t hate it.
A key aspect of 70’s style that might’ve been overlooked just a touch was the Blouse. In the 70’s it was the uniform of the independent, working woman. The flouncier, the better. Since then, blouses with neckties have been relegated to the secretaries and the upper-class house wives. It was kind of a fashion no-no to be seen in one in the 90’s and 2000’s in terms of street style, and up until recently you really couldn’t find an adorable alternative, unless you worked in an office.
What I love about the blouse I’m wearing is:
1. It’s sheer. It’s sexy. It’s mysterious.
2. The texture is on point. Literally. It has little velvet polka dots all over it.
3. It oozes femininity, in an age of “be all and everything”.
You can really dress this up or down, but I prefer to wear blouses like this one with ripped jeans and other statement pieces. That way you give it a bit of an edge and it doesn’t come across as dowdy, or secretarial.
Let me know what you think!
(I’m embarrassed at how utterly “Stepford Wives” this pose it. But I had to try it.)