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Today’s Coveted Working Look: J.Crew Pleated Silk Crepe Blouse

by Anne Dreshfield | January 20th, 2014   

Ahh, spring is in the stores! Not so much in the air, since it’s still firmly winter for most of the country, but, as always, the stores are far ahead of reality as they stock their shelves. I’ve seen shorts in the malls already, and swimsuits are front and center on a lot of retailers’ websites! Even if you’re not going on a warm vacation anytime soon, it can be fun to sneak a few spring items into your current wardrobe. Here’s where the J.Crew Pleated Silk Crepe Blouse comes into play.

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How can you resist that color? Slightly heavier than your typical silk crepe, J.Crew’s pleated silk crepe blouse still drapes beautifully but is a bit more substantial overall. I love the long sleeves, which will ensure this piece works well under your favorite coat this time of year, and can be worn on its own once the weather get a bit warmer. I love the thoughtful slit in the front, which shows a bit of skin while still staying tasteful.

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J.Crew’s Pleated Silk Crepe Blouse is also available in two other colors, including frosted pink and a lovely neutral. I’m a fan of the blue myself, but I could see the neutral option transitioning well into summer with white pants and sandals!

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Do you reach for silk in the spring? Does it make you feel like winter is (finally) ending?