I am not thrilled to be falling in with the magazine and catalog editors who are now referring to every striking or unusual garment as a “statement” piece — e.g., statement blouse, statement skirt, etc. Had I started this trend, I would have gone with arresting or singular. But that ship has sailed, so let me tell you about my statement blouse.
A few weeks ago, one of you dear readers recommended a site called Loopy Mango for winter hats. I went there and fell in love with the hats and the yarns and saw these chunky infinity scarves worn with over-sized white blouses that seemed very charming to me. This got me to thinking, Perhaps I need a dramatic white blouse? A statement blouse.
It wasn’t hard to find one. Click click click.
If you are thinking, “That’s not much of a statement, Directrice” — you need to take a step back.
Do you get it now? This blouse is really saying something.
But what, exactly, is it saying?
The tail on this blouse is too long for my taste, so I am going to have it hemmed. I think taking off 5-6″ and leaving a 3″ shirt tail will work for me.
But wait, there’s more!
Personally, I think this neckwarmer (that word again) is the finishing touch. A different texture, a shape that is literally capping the zany blouse. But Harper seems disgusted.
Harper has 1,000 faces. That will be a post at some point in the future.
This blouse would look great over something colorful — a striped tee-shirt or a printed silk tank.
In warmer weather, a conversation-stopping necklace will substitute for the neckwarmer. Something like one of these delights from Dandi Maestre:
Blouse: Y-3 (still available); Jeans: JCrew; Loafers: Carlo Pazolini from YOOX; Neckwarmer: Loopy Mango Cleopatra Cowl (link is to the DIY kit, but you can buy a completed one); Awesome necklaces: Dandi Maestre