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Paintbox Blouse

Happy Tuesday. Today I’m sharing two ways I styled a paintbox-colored blouse that’s also a floral print. Quite a shift for me but it’s so pretty that I couldn’t resist. Floral blouse outfits are outside my wheelhouse but I sure love this one.

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WEARING –  WATERCOLORED FLORAL BLOUSE  – SUNGLASSES  –  LIPSTICK IN ROSEWATER  –  EARRINGS  –  SIMILAR PEARLS

The colors in this blouse are bright and cheery but have a soft impressionistic feel with their watercolor brushstroke print. It has bracelet sleeves with a turnback cuff and collar. I looked this up on the Nic+Zoe site and they say it’s made from recycled fabric..yay! It’s sized XS-XXL. I’m wearing a small think the medium would be better for my broad shoulders.

woman wearing floral blouse outfit with black jeans and booties
WEARING –  WATERCOLORED FLORAL BLOUSE  – SUNGLASSES  –  WATER RESISTANT BOOTIES IN WIDE –  LIPSTICK IN ROSEWATER  –  EARRINGS  –  SIMILAR PEARLS

My high-rise slim jeans are from Banana Republic (I’m loving their things these days) and are a true ankle jean. They’re a cotton blend that also includes some recycled cotton and recycled polyester plus elasterrell and lycra. They come in short, regular, and tall sizes 24-35. I am wearing a 29.

woman wearing floral blouse and denim jacket
WEARING –  WATERCOLORED FLORAL BLOUSE  – SUNGLASSES  –  LIPSTICK IN ROSEWATER  –  EARRINGS  –  SIMILAR PEARLS

Being a denim lover through and through, I couldn’t resist topping it with my favorite jean jacket, similar here. When I wear a denim jacket or blazer, I like to wear the blouse collar on top of the jacket, then when I pop the jacket collar, the blouse collar gets the boost too:)

Read about how I pop my collars here –  How to Pop Your Collar and Keep it Up

WEARING –  WATERCOLORED FLORAL BLOUSE  – SUNGLASSES  –  LIPSTICK IN ROSEWATER  –  EARRINGS  –  SIMILAR PEARLS

I pulled out my larger pearls that I’ve owned forever. I always save them for dressier occasions but decided if not now, when? Why not wear them with jeans?

For a dressier look, I swapped out the jacket, jeans, and booties.

woman walking down stairs in blue coat and floral blouse
WEARING –  NOTCHED COLLAR BLUE COAT –  FLORAL BLOUSE  –  PULL-ON NAVY PANTS  –  VELVET FLATS  –  EARRINGS

This simple, unlined coat is a soft heathered blue with a single button, double-breasted style. It’s available in sizes 6-16, I am wearing an 8 so I could layer a sweater underneath if I wanted. The pants are almost sold out. They’re the popular Nic+Zoe Wonderstretch straight leg pant that comes in 4 colors, in petite and regular.

floral blouse outfit with blue coat and velvet flats
WEARING –  NOTCHED COLLAR BLUE COAT –  FLORAL BLOUSE  –  PULL-ON NAVY PANTS  –  VELVET FLATS  –  EARRINGS

My Birdies Starling slippers get a ton of wear in this plain black velvet, but just spotted these with crystal embellishment which would be so fun all through the holidays! They’re wide and cushiony so don’t push on my bunion which is always a plus.  I also own them in this leopard print.

Here are some other floral blouses that caught my eye-

I’ve discovered that not all floral blouses remind me of wallpaper and many are lovely! What are your favorite prints?

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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19 Comments

  1. I too like the pretty colors on you. Think this would have been nice with lighter jeans or slacks – off white perhaps. The black brings it down. I love you in the prettier colors. You should try more. The lavender coat for instance is gorgeous with your coloring!

  2. This blouse is lovely on you Jennifer! A new favorite on you! I am glad you have it and it goes so well with the denim!

  3. It is a beautiful blouse. I tend toward too many shirts and not enough pretty blouses. You need a few like this for those occasions when shirts are just too casual. I can see this worn with a sweater over the blouse. One that has a deep V so more blouse shows. Roll up cuffs and maybe sweater shorter so blouse creates tier,

  4. It’s a beautiful floral print that screams spring. I would wear it with light blue jeans or even white ones. I feel the black is too sharp a contrast to the light florals. Those colours are beautiful on you.

  5. Love the painted blouse on you! Brighter colors really do look lovely with your coloring.
    I would also wear this blouse with a pair of medium wash blue jeans, and with the blue jean jacket. Thanks for the ideas you give to us.

  6. I love tying a blouse at the waist like this, but it always comes out lopsided or with a messy know. Obviously you have it all figured out. I will keep trying.

  7. I do like the paintbox blouse! (I sound like Sam I Am).
    I would go right by that on a rack, but it looks so sharp on you.
    You put a new idea in my head. Thank you 🙏

  8. Jennifer, I love that paintbox blouse! I think I would wear it untied and flowing over a pair of dark wash blue jeans. For a third piece, I might add a cardigan of some type in one of the colors in the blouse (probably the bright blue). As an alternative, I would wear a white tank top and the blouse loose & open over dark blue jeans. Your styling looks great on you, though, although I think the black pants are a little heavy for the light-hearted blouse. Happy Tuesday!

  9. Really like the blouse especially with the jean jacket. I find it hard to find a floral pattern that I really like. Like the soft colors of this one.

  10. I have a lovely bright paisley print blouse from Talbots (saw it in their catalog) with a bright medium blue- a true blue as background. It’s a bit intense but I love it!
    I don’t care for most flowery prints (flowers) except as used in chintz furniture /lol.

    1. Love the blouse but I personally like it styled with the blue coat and dress pants. I would save this for spring. I tend to lean more toward a dressier look.

  11. Love the paintbox blouse on you – the colours and abstract design work beautifully. Given your love of denim, a blue jean would probably look terrific as well. And the pearls work a treat.