Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Bow Blouse

While the bow blouse is one of the hottest trend this season, it is in fact an old-timer in the world of fashion. Bow blouses are also known as "pussy" bow blouses which originated from the pictures of cats in children's books where aristocrats tied fancy ribbons around their pussy's necks.
These days women are updating their look this fall with the quintessential must have blouse. Be it a printed silk, a soft chiffon or a solid basic, a tie at the neckline is top notch with wide-leg slacks or skinny jeans. You can also look polished, prim and proper at work by pairing it with a pencil skirt. This trend can be worn with practically everything!
Here I decided to winterize my look with a crochet sweater and leather panel jeans for a more casual and relaxed look. I love the feminine and effortlessly chic factor of these blouses, definitely a must-have in your wardrobe. If you want to be trendy but don't want to buy a bow blouse, that's OK too, take a classic shirt, tie a scarf under its collar and voila...instant glam in seconds!

Below are some additional ways I would suggest wearing these versatile blouses. The color and style options are endless, so you can easily find one that fits your personal style vibes.
The best part is, for the ladies that are constantly struggling to stay in-trend in a professional setting, as long as it's not sheer, a pussy blouse is 100% work-appropriate!  So don't be a pussy, put a bow on it =)

[Outfit]
Blouse :: H&M
Sweater :: Rampage via Macy's
Bracelet & Earrings :: Gift
Thanks for reading! 



88 comments:

  1. First photo is amazing!

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  2. Beautiful...love the orange color!

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  3. I love pussy bow blouses, but I think I got rid of mine sometime while I was still on the ban. No problem, I can just go get another one, right? :)

    Love the color of yours and how you've winterized it with that cardi!

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  4. I love your orange blouse - and I'm dying over that leopard one!

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  5. I love bow blouses, but I can never seem to find one that suits me well. Sometimes the bow is too bulky, or just plain overwhelming! Love the color of your blouse :)

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  6. I love the romantic look of the bow blouse! You look gorgeous!

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  7. I love those blouses - so feminine & chic!

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  8. This is lovely. I don't have a bow blouse but it's on my list of things to buy when I see one. Love the maroon one you featured.

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  9. Im a HUGE fan of tie blouses....this color looks like the Pantone color of the year...awesome on you:)

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  10. Hey dear! Beautiful blouse! So fancy.
    Kisses

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  11. I have such a weakness for orange! You look great my dear!

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  12. Great tips! I'm really loving oranges right now- I think its just the perfect way to brighten up this incredibly weird winter weather! But it still feels so dreary even with all of the sunny days and lack of snow so I need a lot of citrus colors!

    xo

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  13. I love your bow blouse! Pretty!
    Kisses

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  14. Beautiful Shirt.
    You look very stylish.
    xx,
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  15. in love with your choice of blouses ;)
    GOOD job <3

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  16. i like how you paired it with the crochet sweater. it's very pretty! nice bow blouse outfits too.

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  17. Oh I love that blouse on you! The colour is amazing too!

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  18. these blouses are sooo classy..yours has a nice colour too!!!

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  19. This orange color looks beautiful on u!! And it's great in the combination with black! Lovely outfit!!
    kisses
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  20. ooh veryy nice blouse, love it!! love the colour combo as well! xx

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  21. orange is amazing!!!! favorite color!!!!
    xxx
    naiad
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  22. I love the color of this blouse! these are my favorite style of blouse right now.

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  23. I love your outfit. I like bow blouses too and think it's a perfect way to wear with a cardigan in the winter months.

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  24. I love the bow blouses! They are very ladylike! Great style, I'm a new follower!
    Meri
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  25. I have two bow blouses and I love wearing them! Have a lovely week:)
    ~Anne

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  26. This outfit is gorgeous, and the big bow is such a cute touch. Love it!

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  27. Love the blouse, cute outfit!

    xo Ashleigh

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  28. Beautiful, I love this strong colors together, the orange suits your skin color. Perfect! XOXO

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  29. nice pop of color!
    i envy you for being able to orange color so well like that. ;)

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  30. I have a few bow blouses and love them! They work perfectly for night/day!

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  31. Bow blouses are just so cute and stylish! Love that colour too!
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  32. I would love to take pictures with Miss Charlotte! Fantastic job on putting outfits together with the bow front blouse, I love that leopard one.

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  33. The funny thing is I was thinking abt a bow blouse just this morning! :) Then here you are showing one off :) It's a pretty orange color too :)

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  34. Hahaha... love your quote- "don't be a pussy, put a bow on it!!!" I love the bow blouses!!! I have a few already, and I really like how you styled the red one with that black cardi/sweater!!! You look so pretty, sweetheart! :)
    Good luck!

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  35. Nice!

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    -N :)

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  36. Nice!

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    -N :)

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  37. omg! i've seen so many people wearing bow blouses this season, but i'm hesitant to get one because i'm not sure when/where i would wear it, lol.

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  38. Very cute blouse...I saw tons of these bow blouses when I was vintage shopping in Perth, WA. Such a great trend. And that colour is fab on you...You visited my blog and commented and I would love if you would follow us!! I will follow you as well : )

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  39. I loved learning more about this trend from this post! That color orange is beautiful on you!

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  40. i love your blouse, dear! im searching for that kind of blouse, i want one in white!

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  41. What a cute design for a blouse! Love the leopard print and maroon tops.

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  42. That blouse is fab, and I love how you styled it :) Gotta go get one too ;) xoxo

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  43. Love the pop of colour against black :)

    I want one in cream, baby pink or black!

    Anyway, have a great day :)

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  44. I LOVE this shape and it's such a great color on you!
    xo Josie
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  45. i love this trend, and i'd probably still wear blouses like these even when they're "not in style" anymore. i like the way you wore your bow blouse, btw! :D

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  46. Such a pretty color on you. I look horrible in orange. So I'll leave it to you to rock it! :) lol.

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  47. cute outfit

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  48. Adorable post and love this outfit! I have a couple of this bow blouses. I like how your paired it with sweater and bottoms.

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  49. That orange blouse is really pretty. I'm obsessing over orange right now. Great look.

    xoxo
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  50. pussy bow blouses are a favorite of mine as well! that cropped chiffon burgundy is a dream.

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  51. great blouse! the color is my fave!

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  52. Your outfit is gorg dear! love the pop of color! And all the outfits you put together are great!! xx

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  53. looking cute! i love the contrast of the bright orange with the black. some people are usually scared of mixing those 2 colors together cause it's associated with Halloween but you totally rock it!

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  54. Hi sweety, you chose this style of blouse in the most lovely vibrant colour. Looks great!
    I love the leopard print blouse you featured

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  55. Totally agree! I love bow blouses so much! They are perfect for day or evening, I'm loving the leopard one w the skirt!

    xx

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  56. Love the orange blouse!

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  57. Hiiii...

    Ok. I just have to say that orange looks great on your skin tone.

    Love the fit...You look great..

    xo

    dawn

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  58. You look great! Love how you paired the blouse & sweater very cool!
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  59. I love how you wore the bow blouse, so cute :) I love wearing mine so much...haha like at least once a week

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  60. I am a big fan of the bow blouse on others but have always thought they look odd on me. I just may have to try some of the ones you suggested and give it another go. :)

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  61. I had no idea that pussy bow originated from bows on cats - so interesting. I love this orange one you have on! I've been such a fan of bows for the longest time and I love seeing all of the variations this year.

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  62. I love the shirt!!

    Thanks for the comment, sweety!




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  63. hey sweetie thx fr commentin on my blog i love ur outfit! im ur new follower hope u follow me tooo :)

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  64. I love this trend, bows are so beautiful!

    Love, Belle

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  65. Your blog is amazing!
    and the funny part is: I have that orange blouse in white! I wear it with my green blazer:)
    xxx margot
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  66. You are so pretty and I love your look!
    Continue enjoying your holidays sweetie!
    Much love,

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  67. Many thanks for the comment.
    At you fine photos.... I love orange color)

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  68. I follow you, I hope also you will follow me)

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  69. You look gorgeous in this outfit!

    Merry Christmas sweetie!
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  70. The blouse looks amazing on you. Merry Christmas to you and your family Thu!

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  71. Such a pretty blouse -- love the color too!

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  72. i like your orange blouse, sweetheart:) merry christmas!

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  73. I love bow blouses! I have several of them :) following your blog now!

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  74. What a gorgeous blouse. That color is so pretty on you.

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  75. Bow shirts are so cute, I love them! This one looks great on you - perfect color too!

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  76. HAHAHA at the last line...Put a bow on it! That orange looks awesome on you! :D
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  77. Niceeee :)

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  78. Thanks for the lovely comment dear. Love these outfits and the bow blouse is so cute!! You've gained a new follower :) Hope you follow back
    Merry Christmas!!

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  79. pretty your style is very unique and such a pretty top^^
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  80. Great post..n u look gorgeous :)

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  81. I'm obsessed with "pussy bow blouses," and I love your styling pulls featured here! I also had no idea why they were called that so thanks for the info! I have a couple from the 70s that I rock with skinny jeans and vintage boots!

    xoxo,
    annie

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  82. that neck tie blouse is so beautiful on you!!! I love how you wore an orange one,and paired it with a knit!

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