I need multi-tasking clothing items that are versatile, adapting from casual and smart casual weekend and day-off wear to corporate work wear in an office.
If an item of clothing also allows itself to be dressed up for evening wear then it's a definite winner in my eyes!
Well you'll be glad to know that I have found just such a blouse and I'm more than happy to share my find with you.
It's the Alison blouse from Kennedys Boutique, a lovely local boutique just two suburbs away from me! Luckily for you it also has an online store HERE
It is flatteringly designed to skim the body hiding all manner of unwanted lumps, and has little cap sleeves that hang perfectly off the body.
It comes in S - XXL sizes and in a wide range of colours and prints including the red I have featured below. Other colours and prints include classic black, lime, navy, navy circle print, green & white print, and aqua print.
The red Alison blouse combines perfectly with denim for a casual weekend look. I choose a denim skirt in this photo but you could just as easily wear it with denim shorts or jeans depending on the temperature and your plans for the day.
In addition to my denim skirt I teamed it with a Kennedys Boutique Scarf to add some extra interest to my outfit and my trusty KMart panama hat.
This oufit is budget friendly with the Kennedys Boutique Alison blouse being priced at $59, the scarf $45 and the hat $12.
Sometimes I need to up my style a bit from completely casual to a smarter casual look.
The Alison blouse easily accommodates the smart casual look. Here I swapped my denim skirt for some smarter white pants and Naturalizer gold snake lace up sandals. A white skirt also works well.
I work three part time days a week in a relaxed corporate office. Although I probably could get away with wearing the above smart casual look to work I do need to look a bit more corporate on other days.
Once again the Alison blouse is easy to adapt for work wear. Here I added black work pants, my black briefcase and black strappy sandals.
I was super excited to realise that this blouse was one of those elusive quadruple duty clothing items that could be styled across the whole spectrum from casual to evening wear.
Here I styled it with my long black maxi skirt, an evening sequinned black clutch and my black lace up Wittner heels.
If you want to check out the other colours and prints available in the Kennedys Boutique Alison blouse click HERE.
Which of the above stylings (casual, smart casual, work or evening) do you prefer?
Do you have any other styling suggestions for me?
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