Styling the pink green purple orange floral silk blouse

green pink orange purple floral silk top

The last time I went shopping at my local Goodwill, I found a floral silk blouse that I thought would come in handy for my style practice blog posts. It’s probably not something the fashion experts would call fall season appropriate. But I thought I’d attempt a fall outfit post with the blouse anyway.

The blouse is very brightly colored and the floral pattern is very busy.

It’s definitely not a blouse that’s going to escape notice.

I find I like the way this floral silk blouse looks with a purple skirt so I’ve put an outfit idea together pairing the blouse with a purple T By Alexander Wang mini skirt.

pink green purple orange floral silk top with purple skirt outfitI still can’t figure out what color shoes would work with the combination of the top and the purple skirt. I figured I’d go with black just to cut back on the bold bright colors a bit. Probably the skirt and blouse provide enough color between them. But I kind of like the idea of a bright pink coat. This is not an outfit being envisioned for everyday wear. More of an outfit for a photoshoot done to illustrate bold bright color outfit ideas.

purple pink orange green floral silk blouseSome people say grown women shouldn’t wear tights; but I like the idea of purple tights with the outfit.

Would I actually wear this outfit in public? It’s hard to say. I can’t think of a place where the outfit would make a good choice. Maybe it could be office appropriate without the tights, the bright fuchsia coat and the ankle boots.

The Makeup…

pink green purple orange floral silk top lookI had a little fun in photoshop, Perfet365 and on digitally applying makeup to a photo I took of myself last week wearing the floral silk blouse. The blouse is a little big for me and I took the photos with the shoulder pads still in. I’ve since removed the shoulder pads. I guess the blouse must be quite a number of years old because the shoulder pads were pretty ridiculous.

As for the makeup:

I went with green and pink eye shadow, and magenta pink lips.

I think these colors work nicely with the blouse when it’s worn with a purple skirt. Of course it will be necessary to go with shades of pink and green that not only work with the blouse and skirt but also with my complexion.

I like the idea of a lavender pink nail color and lavender and/or magenta accessories.

So what do you think of my outfit idea?

Let me know what you think of the suggested outfit, even if you think it’s completely hideous and not something you’d ever wear.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether or not it looks like an appropriate style for an over 35 woman or if the tights and the bright fuchsia coat give an impression of a teeny bopper?

And what about the shoes? I’d have loved to go with a color other than black but I couldn’t think what color might work. Rust orange is a possibility; but that might really take things too far over the top with the colors.

If you have a better idea for how to style this floral silk blouse let me know. I’d love to hear it.


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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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