Feminine Military-Inspired Blouse

Rouched-Front Military Shirt
$49.50 at Express

A blouse that is both feminine and military-inspired?  Sounds like an oxymoron to me!  It really exists!

What I like:  Generally I am not a huge blouse fan because they are usually awkward across the chest and can be too boxy through the torso.  What makes this blouse different is the seaming and the rouching.  The seaming fits the blouse to your shape and the rouching effect gives the illusion of a feminine shape.  Women who have longer torsos will love the length.  The finished bottom works well either tucked in or left out.  Military details are already popular but will be an even bigger trend this fall -- be an early adopter!  The green camo color is perfect for a little nod to the military trend if you are not quite ready to buy combat boots.

What I wear it with:  So far I have worn this shirt tucked into a black pencil skirt for an army-chic feel, with black pants for office attire and with a pair of jeans for a night out.  The latter two all within the same day.  Go with a chunky gold bracelet for extra toughness.  Try this one, it is always a hit!

Cube Chain Bracelet
$7.80 at Forever21.com

Bought and kept my usual size in shirt - Don't forget your coupon!
Bracelet runs bigger.

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