Style Your Size: How to Wear a Printed Blouse

by Jill Riley

Hello Pretties! Are you ready for the newest installment of Style Your Size? This time we are going to focus on how to wear a blouse.

Before joining the GYPO community, I struggled with how to wear a blouse. I work at home and my wardrobe is pretty casual. I would buy a blouse that spoke to me, but it would sit in my closet unused. (Clothes that fill space in the closet, but never get worn make it really hard to enjoy getting dressed.)

I wanted to wear the pretty piece. I really, really did. But something about it felt a bit too fancy for my lifestyle.

Enter Get Your Pretty On. Through the support and guidance offered on this blog and from the Style Challenges, I’ve learned how to dress down this fun piece of clothing to make it just right for me.

Now my printed blouse is one of my most worn pieces.

I reached out to members of the Summer 2018 Capsule Wardrobe and asked them to show us how they made a printed blouse their own this summer. As usual, I was very excited about the variety of sizes and interpretation of the daily prompt. It really shows that Style Challenges by GYPO can work for so many different women.


[Floral Blouse/White Shorts/Round Bag/Hoop Earrings/Wedges]

How to wear a blouse: add fun accessories.

Stacy wears a size 20. Her pink floral blouse is the perfect backdrop for some bold fringe earrings. I found an adorable pair similar to Stacy’s at Nordstrom. BaubleBar Gabriella Fringe Earrings.

Heather wears a size 4. The big tote bag Heather is carrying really showcases her blue floral top. She was especially excited that “Other than my earrings (Alison + Aubrey Lexi tassel), I shopped my closet for all of this!”

Michell wears a size 16. She added a long tassel necklace to finish off this fun look. Michell shares how she started with the Summer 2018 Capsule Wardrobe daily prompt, then made it work for her. “I adapted the look for work with white pants, floral top, and neutral wedges.”

Style Your Size: How to Wear a Blouse - Add Accessories

Stacy / Heather / Michell

How to wear a blouse: add layers.

Melissa wears a size 24. She says, “It poured 4+ inches of rain on day 10, so I had to sub (substitute) jeans for the white. Temps in the 60s called for the sweater too!” Melissa’s take on this outfit also shows how great a blouse can work with jeans!

Maegan wears a size 6. The denim jacket Maegan used to layer over her floral blouse gives a fun peek a boo effect to the pattern, making the shirt an extra rather than the main focus. Nordstrom has a great selection of denim jackets if you are still looking for one.

Tiffany wears a size 18. She coordinated the pink in her floral top beautifully with a pink cardigan. This outfit is perfect for a cooler summer evening.

Style Your Size: How to Wear a Blouse - Add Layers

Melissa / Maegan /Tiffany

How to wear a blouse: let the blouse shine.

Angie wears a size 8. Her blouse has a tropical feel and stands alone to make this a fun and simple summer outfit.

Heather wears a size 18. There is no need for Heather to add accessories to this bright blouse, it makes a statement all on its own.

Nora wears a size 0. She was able to use the floral top from the 2018 Spring Challenge, a GYPO perk. Nora says, “These challenges truly help me get more wear out of my clothing.”

Style Your Size: How to Wear a Blouse - Let the Blouse Shine

Angie / Heather / Nora

Do you have a favorite blouse? We’d love to see how YOU style it… in your size! Tag us on Instagram @_getyourprettyon!

Author Bio: Jill Riley is in charge of sending big hugs through customer service emails. She spends most of her time with her husband, son, daughter, and pup. When her nose isn’t buried in a personal development book, you can find her playing games with her kids. Discovering audiobooks and true crime podcasts has helped make sure her pup gets plenty of walks.