Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

How to Pull Off an Over-the-Top Vintage Blouse


This amazing vintage blouse is actually from my boyfriend’s Mom. She told me that she never wears it, so being the vintage lover I am I gladly took it into my possession. This top is very large, so I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off and make it work. Of course I gravitated towards the oversized ruffles and bold colors, but styling it was definitely a tricky task. I knew I had to pair it with something slimmed down on the bottom, so I chose skinny black jeans to balance out the top and give the look a modern vibe. I made sure to chose a pair with a high-waisted fit to give the top some shape. One of the easiest ways to style a crazy vintage blouse is with high-waisted jeans – it’s a foolproof styling tip!

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I added length to my legs with purple ankle boots from NA-KD. I’m still just as obsessed with these boots now as I was when I first got them. They have definitely become my favorite pair this season, you can see them in these posts here & here. For my accessories, I went with a somewhat Summer theme (have to combat the cold somehow!) with a palm tree pin and round straw shoulder bag. I completed the look with gold earrings and statement rings.

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Shop the Look:

Blouse: Vintage
Jeans: Mott & Bow
Boots: NA-KD 
Bag: Etsy
Earrings: Saks Off Fifth

Thanks for reading,


8 comments so far.

8 responses to “How to Pull Off an Over-the-Top Vintage Blouse”

  1. Mary says:

    Such a cute blouse! I was just thinking about tossing in some straw accessories to my winter look, and I think this has made me decide that it has to happen.


  2. This blouse is so cute on you, love how you styled it! I am vintage obsessed right now!


  3. Carly says:

    I absolutely love this top and how it adds a pop of color to your look!

    Carly |

  4. Your blouse is adorable! I love how you paired it with those skinny jeans! Great look!

  5. Jamie says:

    I am OBSESSED with this top! Perfectly styled!!

  6. Brittany says:

    Love those boots you paired with it! Vintage pieces are so fun to style! xo, Brittany |

  7. Liz says:

    That blouse is sooo cute! I love all the colors!


  8. Angelle says:

    Obsessed with that top!!! Gorgeous!!!!

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