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How to Wear a Navy Tie Neck Blouse

If you picked up this navy tie neck blouse from Ann Taylor earlier this week, and many of you did,  I’m sharing two ways to wear it today. 

As the weather starts to turn, you’ll probably need some lighter weight tops, and this one is lovely. It’s simple and classic, with easy details, like a gentle puff sleeve and tie neckline that help it feel finished. 

Best of all it’s on sale for 40% off with the code STYLISH. It was NOT on sale last night, so I don’t know when it will go back to regular price.

Available in regular and petite sizes from XXS – XXL. 

And please note, this post is not just filled with inspiration, but also lots of tips and early spring finds in a range of sizes, so be sure to read the details of each outfit and item. 

Also Many of the items featured in our AT Sunday Sale email are back on sale, with the new code STYLISH. See my picks here.

How to Wear a Navy Tie Neck Blouse

two outfits featuring a navy tie neck blouse


Tie Neck Puff Sleeve Top, $79.50

With White Pants

Navy Tie Neck Blouse, White wide leg flannel pants, gold braided heel sandals, white clutch bag with gold chain, gold clip on earrings

Wide-Leg Button-Tab Flannel Pants, $56  | Heeled Sandal, $89 | Leather Frame Clutch, $78 | Clip on Earrings 

Navy and white is a classic combination. For this look I wanted to offer something other than a white skinny jeans (although they would look great here too in the summer) and I am thrilled with what I found.

These elegant wide-leg pants from Banana Republic, are ideal for transition weather. 

Available in regular and petite from a size 0 – 20, on sale for $55 with an additional 30% off a checkout

Because the pants have a pleated detail, you want to tuck in the blouse.

It should be noted the pants on the model over on the BR website are too short. You want these to break on top of your shoe/heel height. Doing so will make your legs look longer.

And, finally, if you pick up these pants, especially at such a great price, you might consider swapping out the button on the waist tab with a white one, so it’s not as noticeable. 

Then, gold accessories are a natural fit. I love these sandals by Marc Fisher. A block heel helps balance the volume of the pants.  The woven detail started trending last season, and we’ll see a lot of it going into the warmer months of 2022. 

I found this bag, in winter white,  by House of Want for under $100. The chain detail acts as an accessory, so you don’t need to over do it with your jewelry.

Finally, small door knocker earrings made sense here. I like the shape and size of these

With Black Pants


navy tie neck blouse, black straight leg pants, black woven totes, black suede heels, gold studs

Straight Leg Pants, $128 | Suede Pumps, $185 | Woven Tote, $88 | Stud Earrings, $88 

Navy and black together is considered a chic and modern color combination. And personally, it’s my favorite, especially if you prefer navy against your face rather than black. 

I’m using these Nic + Zoe black straight stretch pants. They should stop at or cover your ankles and sit away from your body.

You can find these at many better department stores, in petite, regular, and plus size.

I went with low heel pumps in black suede from J.Crew for shoes. Use code WARMUP, and they go down to under $140 (Originally $228). A great wardrobe staple!

Finally, simple stud earrings and this popular woven tote by Aqua round out the look.

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How to Wear a Navy Tie Neck Blouse

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Tammy Stokan

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

OMG! I love, love, love both of these looks!!! I ordered the blouse in navy and in the white so this post is right on time!

I bought these gold sandals from last Summer so now I will be ordering the wide-legged pants. I have the cloud clutch from Amazon that you recommended awhile back that would probably work well, but I do love the gold chain detail on this one! If I use the cloud clutch, should I consider adding a gold bracelet?

Thank you for what you do. One of the highlights of my day is drinking my morning coffee and reading your post. I am definitely better dressed thanks to your sharing of your knowledge and talent!!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 16th of February 2022

Tammy you are so wonderful, thank you. I feel like I really know you wonderful ladies. Your support means the world to me. That cloud clutch is perfect, I still use it all the time! and Yes, a gold bracelet would be a fun additions. Again, thank you!!! It's kind of my dream that this little site is open while our readers enjoy their morning coffee XXX