A favorite type of post features the same garment worn in several different ways. I showed you my navy silk shirt last year in the post here. It has been perfect for Zoom meetings and dinner dates. Silk is a delight to wear, and it always feels elegant. It is lightweight and comfortable, versatile and classic, so I decided I also needed a white silk blouse. Today I’m showing you three ways to style a silk jacquard blouse. I also found the perfect silk camisole while I was shopping.
I appreciate the ease and simplicity of wearing the same tone from head to toe. The blouse has a straight hemline so it won’t look too casual worn untucked. First, I paired it with the same color of soft white pants. The pants are here. The shoes and other items are a couple of years old, so the links are for similar items. Shoes – Bag – Pearls – Earrings – Bracelet
I’ve been asked about camisoles hundreds of times over the years, but I could never find a silk one that I liked for less than $200. This one is perfect. The straps are adjustable, the neckline has a V-shape, and it provides coverage under some of my sheer blouses and shirts without adding any lacy details to show through. I found it here.
The closeup highlights the delicate jacquard dot pattern and covered buttons of the blouse. A similar blouse is here. (A shirt that has buttons on the tips of the collar is called a button-down. A shirt that buttons down the front is called a button-up.) I like to wear them a little oversized, so this is a size large.
Add navy slacks, a bag, and loafers in cognac with a navy cotton sweater over your shoulders for the perfect business attire. I added a silver/gray belt to visually lengthen my short waist. The slacks are here. The summer version of the sweater has 3/4 length sleeves here. A similar bag is here. The loafers are here. A similar belt is here.
To create an upscale casual look, I turned up the sleeves, added faded denim ankle jeans and cap-toe pumps. The jeans are here. Similar shoes are here. A similar bag is here. A similar blouse is here.
I used the timer on my Sony Alpha a5100 camera and a tripod to take these photos. I am retired now, so my randomly published posts no longer include collaborations or sponsored items. Shopping links may provide a small commission to me at no additional cost to you.