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New Arrivals Trend Watch: Poplin Tops & Silk Silhouettes

Greetings, Glads!

If you've been keeping up with the trends this summer, you're sure to have noticed that crisp, poplin blouses and contrasting silk fluid silhouettes have been taking over the fashion world. If you're not familiar with poplin, it's a plain-woven fabric, typically very lightweight and corded. There's just something about a nice, airy material to make a girl feel like a walking dream. We've recently gotten hold of just these things, and they're in the store now! Featured in this post is the French Connection Rhodes Poplin Popover Shirt and three varying styles of Nouvelle Stretch Silk blouses. 

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Poplin blouses dominated the streets at Paris Fashion week, as seen here by Lisa Cahue of style blog, Mind Body Swag. We love the simplicity of this look; leaving room for the blouse to do all of the talking. 

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When dealing styles such as the poplin style, often structured and prone to stylized wrinkling, it's best to pair a fitted jean or trouser to offset the billowy effect of the blouse.

Here's how Gladiola styles it...


For this look, we paired the Rhodes Poplin Popover Shirt in "Linen White" with a pair of Just Black skinny jeans featuring a two-tone colorway. We topped off this look with these smart, yet funky Free People Newport Flats. 


We styled the Rhodes Poplin Popover Shirt in "Warm Sand" with a pair of Citizens of Humanity "Rocket Crop" high rise skinnies and a super chic pair of Dolce Vita Cato slides. This look is for any city girl ready to tackle the day, whether it be a coffee run or fashion week.

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We love this look pulled from Pinterest featuring this amazing silk collared blouse, classic high rise jeans, and a messy bun. This look is perfect for any on-the-go gal or even a lazy Sunday afternoon errand. 

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When styling silk blouses like our Nouvelle stretch silk blouses, it's a good idea to pair the fluid and glossy material with rougher or matte fabrics to add a cool but subtle juxtaposition in a look.

Here's how Gladiola styles it...


We styled the Nouvelle Chelsea blouse in Nude with a Johnny Was scarf, a pair of crisp Just Black fringed crop skinnies, and a pair of fan-favorite Mont Blancs in Natural.


For this look, we styled the Nouvelle Madrid blouse in the color Fonce with DL 1961 Margaux skinnies and these beautiful Band of Gypsies floral blue woven mules. 


We styled this beautiful Nouvelle Montenegro blouse in the color Faded Denim, with the same pair of Just Black fringed crop skinnies and these brunch-ready Sam Edelman suede Ranger wedges


Make sure you head on in to check out these tops and add your own flair to these inspired looks! 

Be Glad,

Gladiola Girls

Guest Blogger: Jessie Brooks

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