How to Wear Blouses and Where to Buy

Written by Sally

I started #SpotMyStyle – a little #realstreetstyle community of inspo on Instagram  last week to highlight the amazing creativity and individuality I see everyday shopping, at the chemists, school dropoffs, evening evente, doctor’s surgery and on my instagram feed around the suburbs of the world from women of all shapes, sizes and ages.

I wanted to highlight some of these amazing women I notice and inspire women of all ages, shapes and sizes to express themselves and live out a few of my 2016 Personal Styling client mantras.

Dare More, Care Less – don’t worry what anyone will say or think – wear something that makes you feel happy and alive. #daremorecareless

Individuality is always on trend – you don’t need to be buying new things to have style – show and express yourself no matter how old you are or how long you have had the pieces. #individualityisalwaysontrend

Live your Life in Full Colour – don’t be afraid to add some colour and joy into your everyday clothes  – don’t wait to express your creativity. #liveyourlifeinfullcolour.

This week’s Shop & Style post evolved from what I noticed on the community – organically – which I love.

2016 is definitely the year of the Blouse – whether you like it lacey, ruffled, bell sleeve or vintage – a statement blouse can take ordinary outfits to another level.


This season as well as wearing hoops with pearls (haha) .. I have been breaking out Vintage Ruffle blouses under dungarees




high neck lace tops under leather – (more on lace tops next week)


And a bit of Folk Nouveau embroidery .. under dungarees – yes I know I have a bit of an issue – check out this post if you love Dungarees, Overalls and Pinafores too..



What about on the streets of the world – from Brussels to Bendigo.. Manchester to Miami ?

Check out #realstreetstyle through the #SpotMyStyle hashtag on IG and join in..



#SpotMyStyle My Top 5 this week

Real StreetStyle Roundup


1. Drop Shoulder Date Night

@mummaaintmumsy  is effortlessly stylish in this outfit – loving the pop of red in the Zara shoe booties and the bag but it is the custom made drop shoulder linen blouse from Australian designer @ilongginou that takes the look to another level.

Sarah is one of my favourite people whom I’ve met on IG ,  a killer stylist and a beautiful person whom I am honoured to now call a friend.



Check out Isabella here



2. Lilac Ruffles and Leather

@hollyyolivia from the UK gives her offduty jeans  a girly twist with this stunning high neck lilac ruffle blouse ( limited sizes left but buy here  at Asos), baker boy hat and leather jacket. Effortless cool.





3. Stripetastic Boho

We all know nautical stripes are timeless but I am loving icurvy’s bold choice and her Sebastian mustard vertical striped blouse from the Bohemian Curve range.

Vertical stripes are a flattering way to break out from the Breton this season. And 2016 is all about the blouse which icurvy has given a Boho vibe with the grey floppy hat. Love it !

Buy it here $119 at Bohemian Traders
– up to  size 20





4. Blue Sleeve Dream

If you are not already following @journeyofastylist from Belgium  then do it now – Greet is more creative with colour than anyone I have seen in a long long time. She is daring and if you are lucky to live nearby she can help you out with your own Personal Style. Love how she rocks this cornflower blue ruffle blouse with red culottes – one of my IG icons for women of any age. x

Love her wave ruffle sleeve blouse ? it’s from H&M but I cannot see it instore here – you can buy this similar one  to get the look.





5. Printed Perfection

I am a big fan of a cute printed blouse or shirt and by the looks of her IG @lucyblakeley is too – check her out for some of her great looks that are so bang on trend with a cute vintage twist.

Love her individual style.

Great places to look for similar pieces are Modcloth, Asos and do a search for the print you like eg ” Cat print” on polyvore. Here is a similar umbrella print shirt if you love her look.




The response for May’s theme of Denim & Ankle Boots has been amazing – I will be posting some of the creative ways the community is all wearing their denim, their ankle boots and their denim & ankle boots.

Join in for May – #SpotMyStyle on Instagram.

Whatever you are wearing be it stripes, metallics, jumpsuits, lace – I want to see how you are styling.

Next week’s shopping post is Lace, Crochet & Broderie Anglaise so tag away !

Tag #SpotMyStyle on all posts current and past that you are happy for me to post in the realstreetstyle roundup or in themed shopping & styling posts. Style is timeless and so is the streetstyle roundup so if you were not featured this week does not mean your look from this week won’t be highlighted.

Whatever age, shape, size, style you are join in #SpotMyStyle x

Please share your hair, makeup, shoes, homestyle – in weeks to come I will be sharing different themes. x

Please email me or direct message me with any suggestions, thoughts or feedback to make this community work better for you. xx

Thanks for joining in – I have been inspired so much this week by everyone’s creativity.

Lots of Love

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