Wallis – The Perfect Transitional blouse

I think we would all agree that 2013 has been a brilliant summer. Lots and lots of warm days and sunny evenings, giving us ample opportunity to wear our summer wardrobe to full effect. But in the last week or so there have been signs that Autumn will soon be upon us. A few more drizzly days, temperatures dropping during the evenings, a bit of wind chill when playing football in the garden. All signs say it’s time to start thinking of that transitional wardrobe.

I’ve been given the opportunity to review some pieces from Wallis, and I decided to look at items that would be perfect for the transition from End of Summer to early Autumn. The first item I chose was the black and cream striped blouse.

Black And Cream Stripe Blouse Price: £33.00 click to visit Wallis

Now, I’m not usually a blouse or shirt person, big boobage causes anything buttoned to pucker and gape open. But this blouse takes the fabulous idea of the Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, and adapt it for a 70s style blouse that can be worn with smart trousers, or more casually with jeans for a chic everyday look. I fell in love with this blouse, which fitted perfectly, and made me think of one of my style icons in one of her most famous film roles, Faye Dunaway in Network.

This blouse is very on-trend, with the nod to mannish tailoring it gives with the thick pinstripes. The neckline is also super flattering, with a collarless V design that is flattering if you do have a generous chest. I wore this with straight legged jeans and flat ballerina pumps for a smart/casual day look, but this would be equally as good with matador style trousers and a stiletto heeled shoe for a more elegant evening look.

Wallis have got some really great tops and blouses to help you cope with the transitional season  in style. Here are a few more of my favourite pieces.

Mink Embelished Blouse Price: £35.00 click to visit Wallis

Grey Embellished Top Price: £27.00 click to visit Wallis

Black Printed Kimono Jacket Price: £33.00 click to visit Wallis

Grey Printed Petite Shirt Price: £33.00 click to visit Wallis

Cream Bird Print Shirt Price: £33.00 click to visit Wallis


Red Oriental Print Jacket Price: £33.00 click to visit Wallis

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