Bow Tie Blouse & Pleated Leather Skirt

Wellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watch

SHOP THIS BOW TIE BLOUSE LOOK:

Blouse: Banana Republic | Skirt: J.Crew | Jacket: Banana Republic Factory (old) – similar | Tights: J.Crew (old) – similar | Pumps: Kate Spade – similar | Earrings: Nadri, via Nordstrom | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: FOSSIL – similar

Wellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watchWellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watch Wellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watch    Wellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watchWellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watchWellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watchWellesley & King - a style blog | A classic outfit for work or weekend, a pleated leather skirt and bow tie blouse with a classic plaid overcoat. Click for more style every day style inspiration that YOU can wear! | Bow tie blouse styled by top US fashion blog, Wellesley & King: image of a woman wearing a Banana Republic bow tie blouse, J Crew pleated mini skirt, Banana Republic Factory jacket, J Crew tights, Kate Spade pumps, Nadri earrings, Stella & Dot bracelet and a FOSSIL watch

SHOP THIS BOW TIE BLOUSE LOOK:

Blouse: Banana Republic | Skirt: J.Crew | Jacket: Banana Republic Factory (old) – similar | Tights: J.Crew (old) – similar | Pumps: Kate Spade – similar | Earrings: Nadri, via Nordstrom | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: FOSSIL – similar

I posted about this pleated leather mini skirt during my fall capsule, but didn’t get as much wear out of it as possible. I’m not sure why because I can’t get enough of it this season. I am loving it with a black turtleneck, or long sleeved tee, and definitely with this bow-tie blouse. The leather paired with pleats is both edgy and feminine, and I love everything about it. It also comes in a midi length, petite and tall sizes, and multiple color options including a red-brown and navy blue. I really think it’s a great piece to add to your wardrobe that is classic yet fun.

I could say the same thing about this bow tie blouse, as it works equally well with a printed pant, pencil skirt, or the A-line style I’m wearing here.

When I’m wearing a black skirt and shoes, as I am here, I tend to favor sheer tights. Opaque tights, while leg lengthening, have a tendency of feeling like too much black. I decided to break up some of the black with gold accessories and this plaid overcoat, which is several years old but still one of my favorite classics.

What do you guys think of this bow tie blouse look? Is it one you would wear? How would you make it your own?

 

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