Guest Blogger: Stacie, Fashion graduate & enthusiast, blogging to share what I wear, what I think, and (trying to) answer all of your fashion/style related queries.






As the sheer blouse is a key piece this season and appeared on the S/S ’11 catwalks in a variety of shapes and shades, I have chosen the Petra oversized blouse to work with to create a collection of ‘looks’.

I love this blouses versatility and the fact it is a combination of the sheer and the ‘button up’ shirt trend.
There are so many ways to dress this shirt, whether it is being dressed up for an evening, or down for a day out.

Tips: Wear it your way
1. Fasten the top button for a sharp, striking look.
2. Wear half buttoned up for a slouchy appearance.
3. Tuck the shirt into trousers/skirt/shorts to give definition.
4. Cuff the sleeves to add a more relaxed feel to the outfit.
5. Wear a leopard print body underneath for an interesting twist to a basic outfit and an extra dash of trend!

Here are 4 different looks, appropriate for a range occasions:

1. Shopping. ‘Affrey’ jeans, ‘Millie’ tote, ‘Cecile’ ballet flats and Nail Splash in ‘MissDemeanour’.

This is a relaxed look that is perfect for a day out. The mink jeans (similar seen on Cheryl Cole!) soften blouse, creating a laid back look.

2. Work. ‘Louise’ belted trouser, ‘Joanna’ satchel, ‘Makenna’ heeled brogue, Nail Splash in ‘MissCellaneous’.

This outfit is perfect for the office. Tuck the shirt into the trouser to create a simple but defined shaped. The brogue is an interesting alternative to a simple court and adds personality to the outfit.

3. Night Out. ‘Sawyer’ leather leggings, ‘Della’ pump , ‘Amy’ clutch bag , ‘Camelia’ cross earrings.

This ensemble channels the sexy grunge look seen at Burberry Prorsum this season. Wear the Petra blouse loose to create a dramatic evening look.

4. Date Night. ‘Ada’ shorts , ‘Charley’ quilted bag , ‘Bevin’ nude heels , ‘Hadasa’ flower bracelet.

This look is inspired by the romance of sheer fabric used for the Petra blouse, complimenting it with neutral tones and feminine accessories. Add a rose hued belt to add an extra splash of colour.

The Petra oversized sheer blouse, is £19.99 and also available in cream. With a catwalk staple at that price, why not treat yourself to both!



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