Need a little fall color in your life? Try a colorful floral tie-neck blouse. Just adding a floral print to a monochromatic piece creates energy and excitement in an otherwise basic look.
The benefit of a floral top, of course, is the combination of colors in the print. It’s easy to play up or contrast with any of the colors in the fabric to create lots of outfits.
Who can resist, right? So when I saw this pretty tie-neck top and it was on sale, it was a no-brainer to pop it into my shopping cart. (Online, of course!)
Here are some examples of other tie-neck tops I’ve styled–and love–that illustrate just how versatile this style is.:
Decorating in a Floriculture Split Neck Top (How’s that for a name? Lol! A little holiday inspiration in this post!)
Styling a Floral Tie Neck Blouse
The colors in this floral print–red, blue, golds and yellows–are especially vibrant, even more so than they appear in the catalog. As I love bright colors, this works for me.
A tie-neck blouse ranges from a simple string tie to a full and soft bow tie. These blouses were BIG in the 80s! Just like hair and shoulder pads! Haha! Regardless of the size of the tie, this style adds a bit of femininity to any look.
The beauty of this type of top is the many ways you can style it. Wear it with jeans or wide-legged crop pants. The versatility comes in the ability to layer this style under blazers, sweaters, vests to create almost any look you like.
The Jeans and Blouse
Here I’ve styled it with jeans and a blazer. The jeans could easily be swapped out for a skirt or culotte pants for work or an evening affair.
I’ve been super excited to see the return of the straight-leg jean. To be fair, I like all the styles, as evidenced by the crazy collection in my closet. This includes, skinny, cropped, high-waist, flair leg, cropped, wide-leg, ankle–yikes, the list is LONG! I’ll bet yours is pretty much the same.
The straight-leg style, however, is the most comfortable. For most ladies, it can be the most flattering as well. These five-pocket jeans have a slightly higher waist in a darker color for a little dressier look.
The Blazer and Coatigan
The look featured in the catalog showed the floral blouse pretty much as I’ve styled it here. My blazer, however, is an older one from my office days. I never get rid of blazers as they are a staple that you can style and restyle in so many ways. I’m showing the featured blazer below.
A second way to style this look is with a duster or long cardigan. Here, I’m wearing it with my mustard-ish coatigan, a warm chunky sweater coat that I’ve worn before. You can see it in the posts, Fall Cozy in a Chunky Knit Sweater Coat, and Neutral Fashion for Winter. Is there anything better for fall than a cozy sweater/duster/cardigan/coatigan? Lol!
The RED Pumps
OK, I look for any occasion to rock these red slingback pumps. There is just something amazing and liberating about red shoes, and these comfy low-heeled pumps just make me feel good. And they add pop to any outfit! The red leather belt is a nice quality belt from Amazon.
Here are some mustard-toned pieces you could use to create this look:
If you are looking for a top that will add some color to your outfit, be sure to check out this gorgeous meadow floral blouse. It’s a piece you’ll wear for the fall as well as the holidays and beyond.