Against the flow: tunic-length floral blouse, boyfriend trousers, and suede open-toe stiletto shoes

When it comes to pattern, I’ll almost always choose a stripe or plaid over anything floral…but that doesn’t mean that flowery pieces never manage to catch my eye!!

Monika Faulkner styles a floral tunic-style blouse with boyfriend trousers and open-toe stiletto shoes

Aren’t the lush colours of this sleeveless tunic-length blouse absolutely gorgeous?!  Florals are generally the definition of feminine; but putting oversized blossoms against a moody maroon background makes this particular pattern surprisingly edgy, too.

Monika Faulkner styles a floral tunic-style blouse with boyfriend trousers and open-toe stiletto shoes

floral tunic-style blouse, Michael Kors bag

And speaking of edge – have you given the extra-long shirt silhouette a try yet??  It’s obviously made for leggings – which, by the way, will apparently be enjoying quite a “moment” this fall as well! – but I opted to pair my newest button-front find with some slouchy boyfriend trousers instead.

floral tunic-style blouse, boyfriend trousers, open-toe stiletto shoes

floral tunic-style blouse, boyfriend trousers, MK bag

Of course the recognized rule of thumb is to wear something fitted (like the aforementioned leggings!) with a loose, flowy piece; but rules are meant to be broken, and I love the look of this unexpected combo. So now it’s up to you to weigh in, dear readers…do you think my ensemble is a yay or a nay??

Monika Faulkner styles a floral tunic-style blouse with boyfriend trousers and open-toe stiletto shoes

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4 Comments

  1. Tiina
    August 31, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Yay! Love the flowers and colours, the long silhoutte, and also the slouchy pants (definitely not leggins).

    • September 1, 2016 / 1:52 pm

      I DO own a pair of (faux leather) leggings, dear Tiina…but I'm thrilled to hear you agree that wearing my new long shirt with these trousers was a more imaginative way to go!! 😉

  2. September 2, 2016 / 4:24 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this look on you!

    • September 2, 2016 / 6:30 am

      Thank YOU, dear Nicole, for always sending me those little reminders about your linkup!! I'm going to do my best to join on a more regular basis!! XO

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