It’s officially the first day of spring! And while it may not be super warm (by any means) here in Chicago, I’m already itching to shed those winter layers and go straight into all of the pretty spring prints. This checkered bow blouse from The Trendy Sparrow has already become one of my favorite spring pieces (it’s only $36!), and I can tell I’m going to wear it all the time! Heck, I already have!
I’m a sucker for a good bow. I always have been. Even back in my high school emo kid (don’t judge!) days, I loved to rock a good bow. To me, it’s one of the perfect feminine accessories.
This checkered bow blouse arrives untied, which I’ll admit threw me off a little at first. It’s two long straps that you then tie into a beautiful bow. Don’t worry, it’s actually really easy to do. Since you are the one tying the bow, you can make it as large and as tight as you want. The checkered bow blouse already has a loose, boxy fit to it so don’t worry about making it too tight.
I wanted to create a look that was very spring casual. You know, the kind of look you’d rock while walking on the beach (but it’s still too cold to get in) or for going on a fabulous springtime picnic (yes, I like to go on picnics!). I paired my new checkered bow blouse with a simple pair of dark wash skinny jeans. Since the checkered bow blouse is darker (it’s black), it would look great with light wash jeans as well.
I topped the look off with my favorite straw fedora and a pair of white sneakers, and called it a day! Oh, and if you don’t own a pair of little white sneakers yet…get on that. They go with almost everything and are really comfortable! I knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking on this day, but wanted the look to still feel polished. I was really glad I had those white sneakers and they went perfectly with my checkered bow blouse!
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