One of my favorite 40+ fashion bloggers, Erin Busbee, recently did a video on what is trending in Europe right now. To watch the video, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zJ8ePrQ0NQ. The trend that caught my eye is sophisticated, beautiful patterned blouses in paisleys, geometrics and florals. Many have balloon sleeves and are loose-fitting, a flattering silhouette for us BA50’s. Whether your style is bohemian, classic, modern or preppy, there are printed blouses that would work well in your wardrobe.
Pairing a fun, stylish patterned top with a pair of denim or dress slacks makes an effortless but never-boring outfit. Jewelry and accessories can be kept to a minimum as the print packs the punch and is the focus of the outfit. If your budget allows, a sumptuous silk blouse looks elegant and sophisticated and will be in your closet for many years. But if you bought a few too many holiday gifts this season, I have found lots of budget-friendly choices that you may love. Check out my top pics below.
Part of Mango’s Committed Collection, this paisley printed blouse has an interesting neckline and long puffed sleeves. On sale and in my cart now.
This blouse is beautiful and budget-friendly – and won’t last long at this price. Over half off at Banana Republic Factory right now.
This South Africa label relies on ethical production methods to craft the finest contemporary garments that are globally inspired. Also in petite at Anthropologie.
Caballero Sheer Ruffled Blouse $148
Part of Mango’s Committed Collection, this geometric printed blouse has a stylish tie neck that can be worn multiple ways. Pair it with black pants for an easy yet chic outfit. On sale right now.
A vintage-inspired floral print blossoms on a smooth silk top from VINCE complete with a sleek band collar. Also in auburn and over half off right now at Nordstrom Rack.
With balloon sleeves and elasticated cuffs, this delicate blouse has shirring at the front and back neck. Flattering v-neck with drawcord ties. Over half off right now.
From Banana Republic, this beautiful blouse has feminine details that will dress up all your looks. Also in petite.
This mock neck blouse would look great under a blazer or with your favorite pair of denim. Over half off right now.
An exquisite silk shirt from VINCE offers a scattering of blooms that prove the power of understated elegance. Over half off at Nordstrom Rack.
A dark floral print looks great in winter. This one from Mango’s Committed Collection is slightly sheer with a flowy fabric and ruffle detail at the neck. Also in plus sizing and on sale.
Elevate your wardrobe with this long sleeve button front shirt featuring a geometric print. From Reiss, a brand known for quality and style. Over 60% off at Nordstrom Rack.