But, truth be told, Pussy Bow Blouses aren’t ‘new new’ as they’ve been around since the 1930’s. And in the 80’s, Maggie Thatcher was a big fan as she thought wearing a bow softened her look.
There’s lots of choice out there, so I’ve done a bit of a round up for you (you’re welcome) by featuring a selection from M&S, Zara and New Look.
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- channel your inner secretary by wearing with a pencil skirt. And for added secretary points, try peering, alluringly, over the top of your spectacles on the end of your nose (I tried this and looked like a numpty but I reckon you could pull it off!)
- casual them up with relaxed, wide leg trousers and trainers
- or go boho bananas and wear with your flared jeans, saddle bag and a floppy hat whilst singing Big Yellow Taxi (optional).
But, what’s excited me most about this ‘new, not new’ trend is pulling out my existing blouses, (blowing off the dust in some cases - tut, tut) and giving them a new lease of life simply by adding a scarf or a bit of ribbon, tied in a bow. So rewarding. So money supermarket!!
Take a look...
Had I had a skinny length of denim lying around, I would have knotted this under the collar of my denim shirt and been very chuffed with myself - but I didn't. Sad face.
So, over to you now, dig out your scarves, belts and ribbons and have a bit of fun! That sounded saucier than I intended but, hey, if the scarves and shirt thing doesn't work out for you at least you have a plan B. Winky face.
P.S. Check out my Pussy Bow Blouse Pinterest board! (Try saying that over and over again!).