Solid Colored Blouse – Ways to Wear a Cobalt Top

See this top?  You have to have seen this top, because I’ve been wearing it quite a bit in recent months.  (I didn’t notice until a few people said it on Instagram!)

A few years ago I would have passed up tops like this, but now I’m trying to add more of them to my closet.  They’re blouses that are plain like t-shirts, but are not cotton, and they are SUCH good pieces to have in your wardrobe.

Why?
a) They’re as easy as cotton tees, but look slightly dressier.  With the same amount of effort you can have a more polished look.
b) They can be dressed up or dressed down.  While this is true of cotton tees, it’s much easier to dress up these non-cotton tops.  In the collage above the outfits range anywhere from casual to dressy. 
c) They float away from your body which is nice for air flow in the summer!  
d) They can be tucked into skirts (casual, office-appropriate, or dressy skirts) and worn with jeans, shorts, or work slacks.  Work them into any setting–they’re so versatile!  
e) They’re a perfect blank slate for statement necklaces or pendants, or a multitude of scarves.  

In a nutshell, they’re awesome.  Easy to wear and remixable are two of my favorite qualities in a garment.  Tack on “floats away from body,” especially for warmer months, and I don’t know if it can get much better!

Below are a bunch that could work similarly to the one I’m wearing, just with different colors of course.  The ones in the last row (#10-12) plus 3 and 6 all have a little extra detail too.   Wear these with jeans, trousers, or shorts, or tuck them into skirts of any kind.  Add necklaces galore of all colors and shapes (statement or pendant) or add on solid or patterned scarves.  Just go mix and match crazy!

Links to Shop:
1. J.Crew Factory  |  2. Forever 21  |  3. Target*
4. Nordstrom*  |  5. Express*  |  6. Nordstrom*
7. Target  |  8. Forever 21  |  9. Forever 21
10. Asos  |  11. Target*  |  12. Forever 21
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