‘Ello ‘ello, loves! 🙋🏾♀️
Happy Friday Eve! If you read my greeting in a British🇬🇧 accent, we’re off to a good start. If that one blew right past you, don’t fret. I’m pulling inspo from our neighbors across the pond for this week’s blog post. Welcoming the first unofficial weekend of summer is made super easy and sophisticated with the help of my latest obsession: the tea blouse. Keep scrolling to find out why you need one of these posh tops in your wardrobe for the months ahead, babe!👇🏾
If it’s one thing the Brits are known for, it’s their nearly obsessive-level love for tea.☕️🥐 But who can blame them? A nice cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast with a splash of honey for sweetener is literal life in the mornings.🙌🏾 In fact, one could say it’s peak #CaucasianLifestyle and I’d be inclined to agree.🤷🏾♀️ Though I have yet to make it to the U.K., tea culture is very real and very fashionable, giving you the perfect excuse to get dolled up in something pretty.🎀 Enter the tea blouse. Like other button-front blouses, it is typically designed to fit close to the body while accentuating your figure. Where tea blouses differ, however, is the subtle and feminine details like crepe material, silk, puffed sleeves, peplum hems and the occasional flirty neckline that set off any dressy-casual ensemble.
I snagged this pretty top for a super affordable price over at U.K. must-shop e-retail destination, ASOS. And let me tell you, it’s well worth the international shipping.💯 This blouse features full zipper back closure for comfortable wear and easy slip-on styling when you’re pressed for time. Though the crepe material doesn’t stretch, a slightly peplum hem gives you just enough wiggle room for concealing when you’ve had too many croissants and finger sandwiches. 😉
Struggling to figure out where or for what occasion you’d wear a tea blouse? Lemme map out a few scenarios for you, sis! Click the linked items to complete your look from anywhere the Wi-Fi is lit.📶
STYLE SCENARIOS: WHEN TO WEAR YOUR TEA BLOUSE
FOR: Date Night 💋
STYLE WITH: Match this top with a pair of ultra-slimming and sexy white hot skinny jeans with a high-rise fit.
FOR: A Summer Wedding 💍
STYLE WITH: Add a sleek pencil skirt and some of my favorite nude heels from Steve Madden.
FOR: Vacay Getaways🌴
STYLE WITH: Tuck your top into a sweet denim mini skirt and add a cute straw bag from Nasty Gal to take on the tropical unknown.
If you’re looking for more tea blouse options, browse the super cute selection courtesy of ASOS here. While you get to shoppin’ imma get to plotting more looks for you. And be warned, I’m coming in hot🔥 this summer with fresh content weekly. As always, I’m still taking look requests. What are some fashion staples or looks you’d like to see me blog about this summer? Let me know in my comments! TTYL!
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