TIME TO CONSIDER THE BEAUTIFUL BLOUSE!
The blouse isn't getting much love this fall with all the talk of shirts, cropped tops and sweatshirts but here at H*O*T we have long been major fans of the ladylike blouse. We love it for it's incredible versatility. It goes equally well with skirts or pants, it can be dressed up or down and it can give you an instant boost of fashion confidence.
Blouses come in so many beautiful colors, patterns and styles, having a few in your wardrobe gives you limitless wardrobe possibilities. It's the perfect piece to pair with everything from it's natural partner the pencil skirt to more casual choices like jeans or leather pants.
A few fun facts about the blouse:
1. Blouses were originally part of the French Crusaders uniform, worn under armor. Nowadays, we wear blouses as outer armor.
2. The word blouse originates from the French and meant dust coat - who knew? I guess a lot of dusting was done in them. I almost never dust in mine.
3. Blouses didn't become part of women's wardrobes until the 1890s when they were standard office attire for the newly expanded female workforce. Fast forward to 2014 and the blouse is still an important part of our working wardrobes. Thankfully, our jobs have changed a bit since1890!
Check out HOUSE OF TERRANCE for our beautiful collection of great blouses at great prices.
Next week we'll be in exotic places sourcing fresh new items for the site. Look for your next H*O*T newsletter in Nov!