The last time I went shopping at my local Goodwill, I found a floral silk blouse that I thought would come in handy for my style practice blog posts. It’s probably not something the fashion experts would call fall season appropriate. But I thought I’d attempt a fall outfit post with the blouse anyway.
The blouse is very brightly colored and the floral pattern is very busy.
It’s definitely not a blouse that’s going to escape notice.
I find I like the way this floral silk blouse looks with a purple skirt so I’ve put an outfit idea together pairing the blouse with a purple T By Alexander Wang mini skirt.
I still can’t figure out what color shoes would work with the combination of the top and the purple skirt. I figured I’d go with black just to cut back on the bold bright colors a bit. Probably the skirt and blouse provide enough color between them. But I kind of like the idea of a bright pink coat. This is not an outfit being envisioned for everyday wear. More of an outfit for a photoshoot done to illustrate bold bright color outfit ideas.
Would I actually wear this outfit in public? It’s hard to say. I can’t think of a place where the outfit would make a good choice. Maybe it could be office appropriate without the tights, the bright fuchsia coat and the ankle boots.
I had a little fun in photoshop, Perfet365 and on tazz.com digitally applying makeup to a photo I took of myself last week wearing the floral silk blouse. The blouse is a little big for me and I took the photos with the shoulder pads still in. I’ve since removed the shoulder pads. I guess the blouse must be quite a number of years old because the shoulder pads were pretty ridiculous.
As for the makeup:
I went with green and pink eye shadow, and magenta pink lips.
I think these colors work nicely with the blouse when it’s worn with a purple skirt. Of course it will be necessary to go with shades of pink and green that not only work with the blouse and skirt but also with my complexion.
I like the idea of a lavender pink nail color and lavender and/or magenta accessories.
So what do you think of my outfit idea?
Let me know what you think of the suggested outfit, even if you think it’s completely hideous and not something you’d ever wear.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether or not it looks like an appropriate style for an over 35 woman or if the tights and the bright fuchsia coat give an impression of a teeny bopper?
And what about the shoes? I’d have loved to go with a color other than black but I couldn’t think what color might work. Rust orange is a possibility; but that might really take things too far over the top with the colors.
If you have a better idea for how to style this floral silk blouse let me know. I’d love to hear it.