Printed fabric is a huge trend these days, but it can be a little daunting to make a purchase if you're used to wearing solids. A pretty blouse like this Gap printed cap-sleeve top in blue floral ($44.95 at Gap) is actually super versatile and can be worn with so many different outfits. It's also a very flattering shape: Hitting just below your hips, it'll look good un-tucked, tucked in, or partially tucked in!
Take a look at these three very different looks, from a dressy summery lunch ensemble to a cozy look for a cool fall day ...
1. Summery lunch date - a flattering pair of four-inch inseam shorts, some neutral accessories, and a flash of color:
LOFT rinse wash cotton denim shorts ($34.99 plus 60% off at LOFT.com); Nine West "Reelymind" wedge sandals ($59.99 at Piperlime.com); gold & white statement necklace ($28.50 at Torrid.com); laser cut clutch with chain shoulder strap ($59.95 at SoleSociety.com); Essie "Vermillionaire" ($8 at Essie.com)
2. Night out in the city - the chartreuse detail on the shoes adds a bit of the unexpected to this edgy but wearable look:
Line and Dot pleated trousers ($98 at Piperlime.com); EXPRESS graphic quilt clutch ($29.90 at Express.com); ASOS "head turner" heeled sandal ($67.88 at ASOS.com); Cara Link & Leather double wrap bracelet ($38 at Nordstrom.com)
3. Cozy casual - fall days are ahead, and this top will transition right along with you:
Dorothy Perkins mid wash distressed boyfriend jeans (on sale for $21 at DorothyPerkins.com), Pretty Piped cardigan in grey melange ($78 at BodenUSA.com); Sole Society "Addison" ankle booties ($69.95 at SoleSociety.com); Kate Spade "Apple of My Eye" stud earrings ($48 at KateSpade.com)
Which look is your favorite?