Ruffle Blouse Worn 3 Ways

Every season I look for a few staple pieces to form the foundation of my seasonal wardrobe. This fall is no different. A crisp white blouse is a staple for any women who wears a suit. Now take that blouse and add some detail to it. That detail can mean everything in an outfit and will allow you to form interesting and trendy outfits utilizing that one piece. Below I am showing you my cream ruffle blouse from Sezane.

Weekend Trendy

Someone once told me that they separate their closet into two sections; work and non-work clothing. As you can imagine, I was baffled. Mix and match your weekend and work pieces, it will make getting ready for work fun. This top is traditionally a more “work appropriate” top, but it can easily be worn with trendy pieces like I’m wearing in today’s look.

Mini skirts are a huge trend at the moment. This blouse comes in two other colors and can easily be worn with a mini skirt and flats or in my case, leopard booties. To make it a little more trendy, I grabbed this red statement bag that looks great with leopard. I love berets, so I tossed this on for an extra touch to the outfit.

Off Duty Look

My favorite off duty look is super simple; a black blazer, blouse and heels. It is classic and I just feel like Superwomen in this outfit. The detail in the blouse gives it some added detail and the printed clutch gives it some flair. I tend to wear diamond studs a lot but with this particular look, I’ll wear gold eye-drops or gold rings. This blouse will go with any color blazer you have and dependent on the month will match with any shade of denim. If you have pinstripes, even better.

       

Workwear

I love trousers almost as much as I love pencil skirts. The oversize strap in front is fun and paired with the ruffles of the blouse, it works great. Not too dressed up but still whispers business. I chose nude heels here but you could easily slip on a pair of black heels and it would look fantastic. It’s a simple look but very beautiful. Perfect for creative meetings with an agency or client. Easily transitions to after hours and you will be comfortable for hours. Love the simplicity of this outfit.

Last week, so many of you left me the sweetest comments about these types of posts. The point of these posts is for you to get more out of that “one shirt” you bought. There are so many ways to wear pieces in your closet, just need to get a little creative.

But tell me, do you want more of these posts? Weekly? Monthly? Casual offices? Corporate offices? Teachers? Talk to me. Tell me. Talk to me! 🙂

xo, Olivia

 

It’s Monday and I’m feeling motivational…

Ladies, it’s 2017. We own fashion in the workplace. Goodbye suits and ties. Hello faux leather, ruffles and statement sleeves. Force yourself to push the envelope.

I did.

People judged me, made comments, but I felt good when I walked into work. More importantly, it made a huge difference on my performance at the office. 😉

31 Comments

  1. fátima wrote:

    Weekly! Please, it´s a good idea!!
    I’m following your blog and instagram from Portugal!!

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Yay!! Portugal!! Thank you so much for the feedback! ❤❤

      Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
  2. Jen M wrote:

    I’m loving these posts! I work in a corporate environment and we don’t have an official dress code as a result some people dress business casual (maybe even a bit more casual) while others go for business professional. I often struggle with what to wear and your posts help me put more thought and effort while stepping outside of the box. I definitely vote for these type of posts on a weekly basis.

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Jen, thanks for the comment! With work places getting more casual, it’s totally normal. Glad these post are helpful. Good feedback for me when I want to do future posts.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  3. Sonia wrote:

    Love it ! I recomend you to go on with this idea, people would enjoy it ! 💖✨🙌🏻

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you, Sonia!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  4. Angelique wrote:

    Loved the post, but especially the motivational segment at the end. Happy Monday!

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Yes, love the feedback!! Glad you liked the motivational part!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  5. Angela wrote:

    Hi from this kiwi in the UK!

    Love these types on posts I sometimes(mostly)buy one hit wonders! This is really helpful.

    Especially when it cover corporate and casual looks.

    Thanks
    Angela

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      I hear you. I’m guilty, a well. Thank you for the feedback, looks like these will be more regular posts.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  6. LesJD wrote:

    Love these posts! The more wear I can get out of any pieces, the better. I’m now at the age where I want to invest in some pieces, but still want to ensure I am getting value so these posts are incredibly helpful. I vote for weekly.

    Thank you for asking for our feedback. I always appreciate that.

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Great! Yea, I agree. Love when I’m shown different ways to wear pieces in my closet.

      Of course, you guys are my #1!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  7. Susan K wrote:

    I absolutely love these posts! Maybe you can expand to other types of staple items as well, like black booties, navy blue blazer, corduroy skirts, etc. I have some items that I bought because I loved and always end up struggling with incorporating them into an outfit! Thank you!!!

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Of course, great ideas! This is great insight for me!

      Glad you find these post useful.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  8. Carter wrote:

    Yes love pushing the envelope at work so keep these kinda posts coming!!

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you for the feedback!!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  9. Sarah wrote:

    Love this and loved last week’s post too–I started following the blog a few years ago precisely for this kind of content.

    I feel so much pressure to buy new things, when really I love what I have in my closet and just need some fresh ideas about how to style them. In particular, I’m always looking for how to make my workwear (I work in a business casual/business formal environment) creative and stylish, while translating pieces to the weekend. I have a pretty firm rule that 75% of my closet needs to work for both the office and the weekends.

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you so much for the feedback!

      Yea, no need to always buy new things. I think it’s just figuring out a new way to style the pieces your currently own.

      That’s a great rule!! I’m the same way!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  10. Clemen Avalos wrote:

    I absolutely am loving these posts!! I like that you mix and match, not only styles and for separate occasions but also affordable and higher end pieces. I love, love, love your blog! such an inspiration for my myself. I work in an elementary school setting but I’m an educational psychologist and I like looking a bit more professional than most teachers on my campus because I’m way younger than them and I realized that I am taken more seriously when I wear professional clothing! However, I also want to be stylish and fun!

    Thanks again!

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Clemen, thank you for the feedback. When I create these posts, I need this feedback! That’s great insight. Ok, I’ll remember that for the upcoming posts.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  11. Zandy wrote:

    Yes! Weekly! Even if I don’t have that exact outfit, your looks inspire me to wear what I do have in new ways!

    Posted 10.16.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Zandy!! That’s great to hear! Thank you so much for your feedback!!

      Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  12. Wanda wrote:

    YES!!! Please make this a weekly series! I absolutely LOVE posts on how to style a single item in several different ways. I wish I had the ability to look at an article of clothing and visualize different ways to wear it. But I don’t so I tend to stick to the same boring ways. That’s why I follow fashion blogs. But blogs that show how to wear one piece in different ways or how to mix and match a few pieces and make several outfits, etc are my faves. So I do hope you’ll make this a regular thing 😊

    Posted 10.17.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you so much for the feedback! Glad you find these useful. Excited to work on the upcoming posts. Your comments are getting me excited for creating these posts!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  13. V Botello wrote:

    Yes girl, yes! Love these posts! Weekly or bi-weekly would be great. I too agree with the idea of having fun statement pieces. I try to add some each season and always try to purchase pieces that can be styled in different ways (work/weekend wear). I work in a professional work environment but am afforded with the flexibility of implementing causal business wear as I please.

    Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Thank you so much for the feedback!! Yes, agree. Love being able to wear these pieces difference ways to work and play. I think it’s going to become a weekly post.

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  14. lei wrote:

    Love this blouse and this idea! Sometimes I struggle with how to incorporate what I already own into different looks. I focus on work wear for work, not realizing that I can totally wear the same blouse on the weekend for a dinner date with my husband.

    Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Yes! Take your work place out on the town, they’ll appreciate it!

      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  15. Edessa wrote:

    olivia!!! love these posts so much!! Love from Montreal!

    Edessa

    Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
    • olivia wrote:

      Hi Edessa! You’re so sweet. Thank you so much for following along. Love right back at you, from NYC!
      xo, Olivia

      Posted 10.18.17 · Reply
  16. Jessica wrote:

    Those leopard booties are sooo adorable!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    Posted 10.23.17 · Reply

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