Trendspotting: New & improved: Blouses for fall 2012
What I love about this new crop of blouses is that they instantly add major style to your look. They're easily paired with another favorite of the season -- a pencil skirt -- or if you're more daring, how about a pair of leather leggings? No matter how you choose to wear them, the end result is always gorgeous! Today I'm going to talk about three of my new blouse favorites, because you guessed it, this is my pick as trend of the week!
All of the blouses I'm showing you today are by Aryn K, including the fabulous one that I'm wearing.
A favorite of vintage '80s style lovers, metallic patterns are a great choice when mixed with vibrant colors. Just a little touch of gold, bronze or silver really adds a big pop to an otherwise expected top. This shape is so flattering too, with the stylized peplum here at the bottom which will accentuate your shape yet loosely flow over any areas of extra goodness, as I like to call it, that you want to hide.
Unless you've been living in a cave, you know that leather is huge for this season! Expect to see many blouses with leather piping or collars, just enough to add a bit of masculine flair to your look. This blouse is boxy and voluminous, so you'll want to pair it with a fitted bottom, like skinny jeans or leather shorts and tights.
This is definitely one of the trends I'm looking most forward to with blouses this season. While the front of the blouse is straightforward, the cut-outs are flirty, sexy and unexpected. A quick tip for dressing sexy is to pick one area to show off, and you'll never look like you've tried too hard.
Now just because these have the cut outs, don't dismiss these for the office. They can be worn with a little jacket or cardigan from nine to five and then on their own for any after-hours fun.
So there you have it, SK Style Watchers! My three favorite blouses to get your hands on, ASAP. Leave me a comment below -- I'd love to hear which is your favorite. And next week, I'll be talking about the new fabulous prints that you can look forward to wearing this season! Thanks for watching, and for SheKnows Style, I'm Jill Laine.