25 Days of Summer Fashion: Red Ruffle Blouse
Greetings and welcome to 25 Days of Summer Fashion! I’m teaming up once again with my partner-in-style, Cyndi Spivey, and we’re each sharing a new summer outfit every day except Sundays during the month of June!
I love summer, and I’m so excited to be styling summer clothes!!! While fall and winter clothes may offer more variety and layering possibilities, summer clothes just make me happy.
I’ve only shot a few outfits for this series, and I struggled with which one to share first. I always try to start off these series with a look I love, and I do love this outfit, but for some reason we didn’t get any good full-length shots. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes.
When we were shooting, Alison kept saying, “I just love the details on that top…” so I think that’s why we have so many of the top and not a lot of the whole look.
I know why she was so smitten with this top, though. It really is adorable. That’s not a word I often use to describe my style, but it really fits in the case of this blouse.
I discovered it while shopping in-store at Nordstrom last week, and I just love the ruffles at the neck and sleeves, the pin tucks in the back, and the crisp cotton poplin for summer.
It also comes in white, but I was drawn to this fiery tomato red.
It has just enough shape through the waist to be flattering without being fitted, and the 22″ length is perfect for pairing with the high rise jeans and shorts that are trending this spring and summer.
It’s definitely on the spendier side, but I love the details, and it’s different than anything else in my closet.
I originally envisioned this top with white jeans — in fact, that’s how I tried it on in the dressing room. But I also really love how red looks paired with dark blue denim, and it seems almost unexpected in the summertime, so that’s how I decided to style it for this post.
And unfortunately, this is the best full-length outfit shot we got… At least you get the idea.
White shoes would look good with this, but I decided to stick to a neutral. I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of these sandals, and they continue to be super comfortable and wearable. They’re also 30% off!
I accessorized with white and silver jewelry, and left the neckline open so as not to compete with the ruffle details.
I love this look for a casual date night or lunch with friends, and you could also dress this top down with shorts and flat sandals for a backyard BBQ or other casual gathering.
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!
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