Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Classic Skirt and Blouse Look

Styling A Classic Look

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What could be more classic than a grey skirt and a white blouse?

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The crisp, clean lines of a long sleeved white blouse is an elegant look that can be worn in any season.

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I've had this white blouse for many years and, until recently, had relegated it to the back of my closet. When I saw this grey skirt at a local Goodwill store, I knew the blouse and skirt would be a perfect match! The wide black belt adds a touch of class to the look, as well.

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To be honest, I've been a bit reluctant to tuck in shirts and blouses in recent years due to my "ahem" mid-life bulge that seems to have developed since I turned 50. However, the wide belt and grey color seem to have a slimming affect that I think looks good in this outfit.

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And how about the pop of red with these dynamite shoes? These thrifted shoes are Liz Clairborne Flex and add a touch of sophistication to the overall look. 

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Here's a close-up of these gorgeous shoes. Yes, they are "30 minute" shoes, but I've gotta tell you, they are so pretty, I think the 30 minutes will be worth it!

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I decided to change up the look with a different white blouse. This one has pretty designs along the scalloped edging which are meant to be seen, so no tucking. The three quarter sleeves also have lacy designs that are so feminine and pretty. Notice how changing the blouse style takes the look from an elegant, classic look to a more feminine look. This blouse was also a thrift shop purchase a couple years ago. 

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I also switched out the shoes to a more comfortable black pair with block heels. Definitely easier to walk in than the red pair....but not nearly as eye popping!

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Ah yes.....red heels....much better, don't you think?

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The classic look of a white blouse and grey skirt never go out of style. This look is a staple that can live in your closet and be loved and worn time and time again. Keep an eye out at the thrift stores for this look.....or shop your closet to see if, like me, an article of clothing has been pushed to the back that needs to be front and center in your closet once more!

Now friends, I know these photos are far from perfect. I shot these photos in the house after work tonight and the lighting was not the greatest. But I haven't done a style post in awhile....and I'm still coughing from the flu bug I had....and.....momma's tired.....so I'm gonna go ahead and get this post on the blog. Hope you enjoy the style anyway!

Until Next Time,
Debbie 

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6 comments:

Jacqui said...

I like the combination of grey, white and red - very classic; and I particularly like the feminine, scalloped edge blouse with your skirt - it's lovely!

Karen said...

I like both looks. LOVE those red shoes! When I saw them I thought, "I wonder if those are 30-minute shoes" and sure enough! But so worth it!

Deborah Ross said...

Thank you, Jacqui. I like the feminine look of the untucked blouse, also. Thanks so much for commenting.

Deborah Ross said...

Hey Karen: You know me too well...those are definitely 30 minute shoes, Ha!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying your blog. Love the classic look of gray and white with burgundy. The shoes are gorgeous. You are quite the Goodwill shopper! I favor the second blouse since the skirt is a longer length and it looks more balanced.
Best wishes,
Lindy

Deborah Ross said...

Hi Lindy: Glad you found my blog! Hope you will return often.