Fall my favorite season is finally here! One of the freshest fall looks that I'm keen on is the Victorian blouse. It popped up all over at the many fashion weeks and many retailers have some pretty versions in their fall lineups. There's something very sweet and even sexy about these tops, but to keep the look current you must pair them with something unexpected and less feminine like faded jeans or distressed khakis and the like. Add pencil skirts or dressy pants and you risking looking like someone's mother from the 80s. Here's a few ideas of how to make these blouses look cool:
Gorgeous with a latter-day Gibson Girl hairdo and I think a dark jean is perfect. I'd add a brogue shoe with this.
Even cuter in a print! Love the addition of corduroy and the bob with bangs!
Mom jeans (yes they are a thing now) with mannish loafers, and a bun.
The bun seems to pair well with these blouses, just add in a rough element like destroyed jeans or tough boots, lest you go all Little House with these prairie versions.
Prints are romantic too.
Stilettos and leather looking jeans play nice with the frillier blouses.
The devil-may-care ponytail can work in a pinch as too and shows off the pretty details on this blouse.
Looking for myself, a few versions I am contemplating found on the interwebs:
This navy blue lace top is from Anthropologie. Comes in a khaki and black as well. Gorgeous.
This Anthro blouse is paired with a velvet blazer. Lovely. This top is also available in a berry color perfect for autumn.
A great fall color from Nordstrom.
This beautiful silk blouse is a splurge, but could be in the wardrobe for years.
This striped ruffled number from Ann Taylor also comes in a white, but I like this soft cameo color.
I also love the emerald color of this Zara beauty.
A silk version by Haute Hippie.
I like the simplicity of this cotton H&M offering.
Finally this beautiful top by Isabel Marant who makes perfect pieces to add to one's closet.
Think Deborah Harry meets Laura Ingalls Wilder and you'll put the right spin on this cute look!