What We Wore: Printed Blouses

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Jeanne says: I’ve had this polka dot blouse for several years and I still love it. There is nothing like a wonderful, inexpensive blouse that withstands the changes in fashion, right? I actually don’t buy many blouses. I probably have more printed tees than blouses, because a blouse somehow is dressier to me (oh yeah, and blouses need to be dry cleaned!). But I’m always on the lookout for another beautiful (but cheap) top like this.

Kate lucked out with this little blouse — exquisite color, nice design — and we know she didn’t pay much for it! I tend to like classic blouse designs so I would never have looked at this one, but what a mistake, right? It’s gorgeous. So that’s the lesson for today: look for blouse bargains and experiment with designs that are fresh and new.

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On Kate: Banana Republic Factory Store blouse (similar), J.Crew Factory cords, Steve Madden wedges (similar), ASOS necklace (similar)

Kate says: I agree with Mom that blouses can look so dressy — that’s why I usually pair them with jeans or other casual pants for work. It’s the perfect dressy-casual look for my business-casual office, and here I particularly love the contrasting textures of the silky blouse with the tougher cords. This blouse is a style I’ve bought a few times from the Banana Republic Factory Store (so yes, it was cheap!); they seem to roll out new colors each year.

Mom looks so classic here. Yes, a little dressier, but that’s ok! She’s worn this blouse so many ways (see below for one!), and I like it here with taupe ankle pants and gold accessories. Of course, she throws some pattern mixing in there. This blouse is not only a great print, but also a great style — sheer sleeves, interesting pleating along the front. So the other lesson today: look for fun prints and interesting styles.

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On Jeanne: Minkpink top (similar), Banana Republic pants (similar), Jeffrey Campbell shoes (similar), J.Crew belt (similar), Bauble Bar, Anthropologie necklaces (similar, similar), Michael Kors watch

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