It was unseasonably cool this April — many days that did not leave the 50s — and rainy, too. Getting wet on a rainy day is one of my pet peeves. Actually, it makes me furious. So, my typical strategy on a rainy day is to wear rain boots and knee-length dresses and limit the soaking to my outerwear.
If it rains a few days in a row, something inside me snaps and I pull out the sloppy clothes. Indestructible knit pants and sneakers.
With that said, I really like this outfit.
For starters, I love my new sneakers. When they are slightly peeking out from wide-legged trousers, they almost look like real shoes.
I am also crazy for this blouse. I told all of you to buy it two weeks ago, but I don’t know if anyone picked up my special Sunday PSA.
The blouse is still available on Shopbop.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Long, elegant cuffs are finished with a small button above the wrist.
A sculptural bow adds interest to a menswear-styled oxford. The ties are long, so I’ve tied a double knot to make the bow more emphatic and compact.
The ties go three-quarters of the way around the waist and cinch the blouse. This is an excellent solution to the typical problem with oxford shirting: a boxy silhouette.
Perhaps the eagle-eyed have noticed something peeking out from the hem of the blouse?
It’s a printed camisole in various shades of grey.
It just barely shows through the blouse, but adds a little extra interest. You may remember that I have this camisole in a pinky-peach color and a related slip dress in navy.
This camisole is full, but the silk is very light and therefore fits easily under the blouse without adding bulk.
The sides of the camisole are split and this allows additional movement and ease.
Blouse: re:named Tie Side Top; Foulard tank: Helmut Lang available at The Outnet; Pants: Eileen Fisher; Sneakers Nike iD Cortez; Bag: Coach