Every now and then, we come across a piece so special that we need to do a little something extra to sing its praises, and the one that stole our hearts this season is the Blushing Blouse. The entire Home Office Team has been fawning over this darling, crinkle-textured shell positively bursting to life with oversized chrysanthemums against a palette of gorgeous green. The reason we love it so much—besides the fact that it’s so cute!—is because of how unbelievably versatile it is: wear it to work, then head straight out for a dinner date with just a change of accessories. Even better, it’s this season’s Heart of cabi item, so a portion of the net proceeds will help fund our Foundation’s efforts around the world. Oh, and we’re not the only ones who can’t get enough of the Blushing Blouse. We found four bloggers who were simply dying to style this piece, and who were we to stop them? So check out these four ways to wear our new fall favorite.
LUCKY LITTLE MUSTARDSEED
“When those cooler temperatures of autumn hit, we think to add layers over the top of our sleeveless blouses to get more wear out of them…but, what if we instead used said blouses as the layer? I love this Blushing Blouse because it’s so much more than just a blouse. It can be used as a vest too, and, by layering it over cabi’s Silk Blouse, it gives this entire look an old-school feel. I mean, I think if Mary Tyler Moore would have been a cabi girl, this outfit is something she would have totally worn on her show!”
Jenna Pilant of Lucky Little Mustardseed
“There’s nothing like having a standout piece in your wardrobe that can be worn in multiple ways. The Blushing Blouse is a beautiful top, but it also serves a higher purpose. It translates effortlessly from casual to professional in one easy step. Simply switch out a pair of jeans for a pencil skirt and you’re on your way from a weekend look to an office look in no time!”
Johnnalynn Lynch of StushiGal Style
“I build my wardrobe around a few key seasonable pieces that are versatile enough to be styled into multiple different looks. This fall, I love the Blushing Blouse as a statement that can transition from day to night, and go from school drop offs to girl’s nights out. The color is vibrant and fun and dresses up leggings or jeans. It really pops underneath a long jacket or kimono wrap. I paired mine with pearl jewelry and some fun statement earrings. Check it out for fall, you will really fall in love with it!”
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BELLE DE COUTURE
“The Blushing Blouse is the perfect punch of femininity to add to your closet this fall. The peplum style is flattering on all body types, and the bold print makes it anything but basic. I chose to give this chic top a tomboy twist by pairing it with The Quest trouser, which combines 3 faves of mine: a trouser, a skinny leg, and corduroy-like—a triple threat combo for fall! Since fall is all about the layering, the Luna Pullover was an obvious choice for me. Its cropped style is ideal for layering over anything from button-down shirts, peplum tops (like the Blushing Blouse), and even dresses! The ribbed texture is very ’90s too, which I love, and the dijon hue is so rich for fall. I anchored my look with the perfect fall shoe—the Bisset Bootie. I adore its edgy-chic vibe, and the block-heel style makes it oh-so-comfy! And, my vintage patent crossbody bag and the Bon Vivant Necklace were the perfect finishing touches—a small dose of vintage glam to dress up this otherwise casual look.”
Jennifer Rand of Belle de Couture
Feeling inspired? Weigh in on your favorite ways to style the Blushing Blouse, and don’t just stop at one: share a few different takes on fall’s must-have top! Leave your tips in the comments section below.