"The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it."-Phaedrus
If you are wrapping up your Christmas shopping (literally), the only bows you are probably thinking of, are the pretty ones you are tying on your gifts. You may also be able to put those mad bow tying skills to use when it comes to your on-trend holiday outfit. So, put down that ribbon and take a small break. It's a trend friend double whammy.
The first noteworthy hot trend that's been huge this season is the bow blouse (you'll also see it called the secretary bow or pussy bow blouse). This is yet another piece that is a nod to the 70's and 80's (when it was worn under the power suit). The look is ladylike, sophisticated and versatile: think cas with wide jeans and work appropriate with a pencil skirt. The blouse is also the perfect contrast to the other trend that you cannot help but notice this winter. Faux fur, people. I had been putting off a faux fur trend post for a while, but this is a trend that is sticking around and I have to admit, over the course of the season, has really grown on me.
Once considered tacky to wear fake fur, it seems this economical and animal friendly version of rocking "fur" is the chic way to go (unless you're looking for hate mail from PETA and a guilty conscience) Faux fur has been huge on the runway the last few years and can be found everywhere from Chloe to affordable collections at Sears. Faux fur, in vest form, is a cozy and chic way to add this trend to your wardrobe without going overboard (read: looking like the abominable snowman). When combined with the feminine bow blouse, the vest is the perfect layer to make the look a little bit more edgy and fun. If you liked my holiday outfit above, whether you're looking for a splurge or a steal, here's how to get the look:
Chloe Pussy-Bow Silk Blouse (splurge)
Kardashian Kollection Lace Button Up Shirt with Oversized Neck Bow (steal)
UK Style by French Connection Bow Tie blouse (steal, $24.99 in store)
Tibi Bow Detail Blouse
image source: SD photographed by the talented RM, Kardashian Kollection and UK Style by French Connection items: sears.com, Chloe blouse/Tibi blouse/Juicy Couture vest: net-a-porter.com, BB Dakota vest: shopbop.com
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