JCPenney women’s styling director Ken Curtis answers your styling questions.
One question I’ve been asked hundreds of times is, “How can I mix and match my favorite pieces so that it doesn’t look like I’m wearing the same outfit over and over again?” The answer is simple. The key is to buy items that you love, but also serve multiple purposes. Invest in one or two classic pieces, then top them off with trendy items and finish with statement accessories.
A simple ivory blouse is a staple that should be in every woman’s closet, as the styling options are endless. You can create completely different looks for various occasions, based around a single blouse. For inspiration, take a look at the three outfit pairings below and use the ideas to create new styles of your own.
Look # 1: The New Bohemian
Layer on the charm by pairing the blouse under a long duster sweater. Then complete the look with a vintage scarf and floppy hat for a majorly cool fashion statement. Totally on trend, this look can go anywhere you do.
Look # 2: Classic Wear to Work
The ivory blouse is the focal point of this simple, work-worthy outfit. Pair it with skinny jeans and a long necklace. A fringe handbag completes this look that’s both classic and modern at the same time.
Look # 3: Date Night
Tuck the blouse into a sexy fringe skirt and top it off with a statement necklace. A pair of snake-print heels makes for the perfect finishing touch. Date night just got a little hotter.
You can’t go wrong with quality, classic pieces in your wardrobe. Creating the perfect look is all about what you pair them with. There are no rules, so have fun!
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With over 18 years of styling experience, Ken Curtis has styled it all! As the women’s styling director for JCPenney, he takes a very hands-on approach to creating looks for every lifestyle. He got his start working in his mom’s clothing store as a kid and even spent time in front of the camera as a western wear child model. When he’s not styling, you can find him volunteering at animal shelters where he adopted his beloved dog Parker.