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Today’s Look (OOTD)
Today, I am digging in my closet and styling this balloon or blouson sleeve and collar jacket top + Ankle trousers. Another magnificent piece from BCBG Maxazria. I love this structured double breasted jacket/blouse with balloon blouson sleeves and collar. The pleated coat tail also adds a huge air of feminine sophistication to the whole look. I especially love the fact that it is belted, accentuating the waist line, while adding to the chic sophisticated silhouette. The blouson sleeves and collar are very striking and I must say, was what drew me to this top.
Because this top is so striking, I tempered down the drama with these slim ankle pants (also styled here), albeit in a not so subtle color…hehe. I wanted to create a striking sophisticated but not a monochromatic look, hence the orange. The skinny trousers create an overall balance with the blouson collar/sleeves. Additionally, I also like the idea of an unexpected color combo to create interesting depth, so I went with this Tre Vero olive yellow clutch, and threw on a scarf for effect and warmth.
My take on other styling tips. This top will also work really well with a knee length or midi pencil skirt for that “girl boss” office look, paired with killer nude pumps to keep the attention on the blouse. Alternatively, it would also work with skinny destructed jeans for that urban chic look. Bold jewelry is par for the course when styling bold tops like this, in order to stand out from the dramatic top. Here, I chose this gold colored mesh necklace I found at TJ Maxx.
On the other hand, another look would be how I previously styled it for a party a few years ago, that is with an elegant floor length fitted skirt that flared out from the ankle down, with a statement necklace. Which is your best look? How else would you style this look? Lemme know below.
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