Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Menswear Inspired: The Pussy Bow Blouse

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What a name for a blouse right? Pussy Bow...seriously who came up with that?  They have been made famous by classic designers like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. These pieces have remained timeless chic pieces that have been staples in many woman closets for decades. They are fun to dress up in a super feminine way with a flowy skirt and pumps, but for me it's all about toning down the overly feminine look. I love seeing these tops paired with tailored pants and worn in a more menswear inspired way. So I decided to play with this top and my favorite pair of plaid pants from Zara.


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Jacket: DKNY | Sweater: Forever21 | Shirt: Old Navy (old) | Pants: Zara (on sale) | Shoes: c/o Ann Taylor | Bag: Alexander Wang (sample sale) | Hat: Ralph Lauren (Century21) | Scarf: NYC Street Vendor 


photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh

How would/do you wear the the pussy bow blouse?

PS. now to answer my own question thanks to Wikipedia " It takes the form of a bow tied at the neck, similar to those that used to be tied around kittens' and cats' necks."

5 comments:

  1. aww the reason behind the name is adorable! and i LOVE this style, it's extra sweet with the masculine pieces. and i love your hat, it's such a pretty color :)

    xo marlen
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  2. me encanta la combinaciĆ³n del sombrero con el bolso!!
    un look muy bonito
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  3. Such an adorable outfit. I love the scarf :-)

    Hannah x | lovelettersandsnippets

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  4. I think the pussy bow definitely needs to be toned down in this kind of way, other wise it's too prim & proper and a little too period drama-ish for my liking. You've done it perfectly here & have to say, I just love all of the layers going on in this outfit, it all works so well together!

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  5. LOVE IT! I just call them bow tie front blouses lol because yes that's an awful name

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