Outfits: Cormorant Button-Up

Monday, February 16, 2009

Note: This week is outfit week on Effortless Anthropologie. Each post will feature one versatile piece shown multiple ways. The goal? Diversifying one piece a bit without sacrificing style.

Cormorant Button-Up: $88

The Cormorant Button-Up (and its white cousin the Charisma Blouse) can be summed up in one word: darling. I have been immune to the appeal of the tie neck for several seasons but upon spying this blouse that all melted away. The robin's egg blue color of Floreat's blouse is one of the trendy colors this spring and the tuxedo pleats down the front add to the modern appeal.

My true size 6 fit everywhere except across the bust so I would size up to an 8 to buy. The shirt has a slight flair at the hips but not so much as to add bloat. I was also pleased that this blouse was long enough to hit me mid-hip as intended. (Less statuesque ladies may find the blouse a bit too long.) The neck tie is removable and can be switched from side to side.

Cormorant Button-Up Option 1
Cormorant Button-Up Option 1 - by roxyturtle on Polyvore.com
The white 3/4 sleeve layer is optional for those chilly days.
This option would work for dinner/movie night or for a casual office.
As an option you could make sure the tie neck shows with the jacket on.

cormorant button-up option 2
cormorant button-up option 2 - by roxyturtle on Polyvore.com
I think I'm entering my Boho period and this outfit reflects that.
Leggings are still ubiquitous and I love the flowiness of the skirt.
The wrap sweater is optional.

cormorant button-up option 3
The mint green of the cardigan against the blue blouse
is kind of a bold choice but the rest of this outfit
features a pretty neutral palette. The tote adds one final pop.