It’s cold here in Washington, D.C. — but for those flying south and thinking about casual resort wear for work (as well as all of my readers in the Southern Hemisphere) . . .
I saw this black Tibi “Cape Back” blouse on Shopbop last June and thought it was an interesting design: a high round neckline, almost severe, in the front and then . . . backless.
I don’t really have any place to wear a backless blouse, but I thought it might look good layered over another blouse — like an elegant, stylized apron. So, I am wearing the sleeveless Tibi blouse over a long-sleeved floral print blouse.
I am wearing silver sandals, but black sandals or flats would clearly coordinate. And I’ve tried it with two bags: blue patent leather for a little contrast and a gray and white bag which blends in.
Now, you might ask yourself: “What’s the point of a backless blouse?”
Ease of movement!
Cape-back blouse: Tibi (2014); Floral blouse: Anthropologie; Blue bag: Coach Poppy tote; Grey and white bag: Coach Borough bag (2014); Sandals: Tory Burch (2014)
Photos: Lauren Ackil