Dressing it down.

December 10, 2012

Filed Under: Style

Silky blouses are perfect with formal looks, but can also be successfully dressed down. In this look, I layered over top to create a casual feel. This would have also been successful with an already-causal oxford shirt, but I loved the movement that this blouse added to the ensemble.

To top the look off, I added my favorite hat and a new watch that I’ve worn every day since these photos were taken. This is Daniel Wellington’s most recent creation! I love the large, easy to read face, and the crocodile band is beautiful and lux. I’ve never had a nice watch before, but after being introduced to DW, I feel like I can’t go without one now! I’ve already acquired four from various companies and I wear one every day.

Outfit Breakdown:
Coat: c/o Tulle (Same.)
Cardigan: Gap (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Blouse: c/o Shop Sosie (Same.)
Pants: Banana Republic (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Hat: Gap (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Purse: J.Jill (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (Same. *enter discount code “sidewalk” at check out for 15% off!)
Bracelet: Gift (Similar.)
Shoes: c/o Blowfish (Save. Spend. Splurge.)

Curled away from my face with a 1.25″ curling iron.


22 Responses to “Dressing it down.”

  1. Star White says:

    Girl, you can totally rock hats! I love it! Great outfit!


  2. Samira says:

    love your coat!!!!

  3. Jamie says:

    I want your shoes!

  4. Lauren says:

    love silk blouses, i wear one like every other day to work with a sweater or skirt, etc.


  5. Emily Beth says:

    You’re so cute! I love that jacket!

    xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire

  6. Kat says:

    Lurve the colors in that coat – will make for some great mixing!

  7. Love this layering technique and those pants are fabulous!


  8. wow kayley you look stunning! i love that coat and watch!!

  9. Jaclyn says:

    Great winter outfit. I love your pants

  10. Love the outfit! That watch is gorgeous and I really love your coat.
    Almost Endearing

  11. Danica says:

    such a great outfit! it looks very british to me, especially if you added riding boots. :)

  12. Chioma says:

    i love this look! that coat and hat are amazing!

    C’s Evolution of Style

  13. that jacket is great — especially paired with that hat! you look adorable! xo


  14. Ashleigh says:

    You look smashing. I love that watch as well. It’s actually a little matchy for me, but those coated skinnies are to die for.

  15. I have a silky top I’ve been needing some inspiration for…thanks!

    And that coat is adorable!


  16. shannon says:

    Such a classic look. Looks great on you!

  17. Looking vey nice coat and hat beautiful

  18. Poppie says:

    Honey I love a causal fall look and this is everything I love and adore to the tenth degree! The warmth of the browns and the texture of the material! And I totally understand why you are in love with that watch! It is very classic and simple. I have a fossil watch that I coveted forever and bought myself as a graduation gift but I hardly wear it anymore due to it being so bling bling-y!


  19. Belem says:

    Cute! And practical.

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