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The Blouse Boost: Work Edition

March 1, 2012

It’s spring at last! OK, OK, this winter wasn’t that bad. But still! In BRAVA‘s March issue (look for it in your mailbox or on newsstands now!) we’re cheerfully embracing the season by living up the lighter side of life. And for your clothing collection, that means lightening your load–like those overstuffed closets and drawers–with a little spring cleaning and carefully selecting additions that help you make the most of your wardrobe.

One of our top picks? The ever-versatile, ever-classic blouse. Whether you tuck it in, let it flow or find your own fit, it’s a staple that can work for your look in more ways than one. To offer you a little inspiration, we showcased a blouse-and-skinny-jeans combo in our March “Live in Style” pages that’s perfect for an after-hours get together, a weekend date with friends or wherever you’re headed in between.

And now to show you how an airy blouse can steal the show with your daytime look, our model Amber Stassi, an office manager with First Choice Dental, flaunts this office-ready ensemble. Tucked into a classic pencil skirt, topped with a bold necklace to add visual interest and style, and completed with a pair of fancy flats, this casual but polished look makes a cozy option for the work day.

Thank you again to the model, stylists and participating stores for helping us put this shoot together!

Pintuck chiffon blouse by Love Stitch, $58, camisole by Michael Stars, $38, necklace $28, Game Face flats by CL Laundry, $48; Hot Mama, Hilldale, Madison; (608) 238-7988. Aislinn skirt by BB Dakota, $69; Citrine, 306 State St., Madison; (608) 310-5866.

Hair and makeup by Erin Weix of Be Inspired Salon, 425 S. Yellowstone Dr., Madison; (608) 271-2771.

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