July 6, 2011

Shirt Tales

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I don’t really look to trends all that much when choosing my clothes, but this summer’s light, airy blouses are definitely making their way into my wardrobe. There’s something about a blouse that feels distinctly feminine…and for a tiny bit of extra effort (I’m talking about ironing, people), a blouse can make you feel special.

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These first two options (both from Gap) are lovely because they aren’t the typical button-up variety. Button-up blouses can be problematic for those of us bustier girls. [Sorry Pe-pa…you can skip today’s post]

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If you prefer a buttoned blouse, something like this one (from Old Navy) would be a good option. The ruffled detail is sweet and draws attention to your face, plus the color is flattering to many different complexions.

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This smocked top (also Old Navy) is another example with pretty details that are easy to wear. I might complain about the heat, but an adorable blouse definitely makes it better. I’m curious…are you wearing blouses this summer? If so, how are you wearing them?

{p.s. I’m not really pushing Gap or Old Navy…I just know what brands work for me and these are two that do!}