Weekday Wear Linkup! Navy Blouses and Colourful Pants Business Casual For Spring

I love a good outfit formula, so for today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing two very similar outfits I recently worn to work with colourful pants and classic navy blouses and my slouchy Balenciaga Part Time bag.

What I wore:

Target Preview navy long sleeve collared shirt with burgundy pants statement necklace for the office | awayfromblue
Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | awayfromtheblue
awayfromtheblue Instagram | burgundy skinny pants with Target navy collared blouse with balenciaga part time bag
Necklace: thrifted statement gunmetal hardware necklace ( new purchase)
Blouse: Target Preview navy long sleeve collared shirt ( new purchase)
Pants: Jeanswest 'Fiona' skinny leg pant in shiraz
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
Bag: Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

First wearing of this new navy blouse I picked up in the Target clearance sales! In the last days of the sales things are often reduced to $5, so when I needed a break from the office one lunch time I headed to target in the city to browse the sale. I got this great blouse reduced from $39 to $20 and then the extra 50% off made it $10, not a bad deal! I tried on a few other things but this was the only one that worked. The statement necklace was another new purchase and impulse buy, just $3 from the opshop! September was a month of impulse buying for me.
It's not the first time I've worn these burgundy pants with navy tops, it is a frequent go-to combo! I kept the rest of the accessories simple, with the silver ballet flats, black Balenciaga Part Time bag and metallic necklace, to let the colours be the star of the outfit.
The only thing I did notice with this blouse is that the collar on the back pulls it down quite a bit with the extra weight - as it's a flowy swing style it's not fitted enough to stay in place. I'll need to try tuck it in next time I wear it! It was nice and comfortable for work, and I like the cute piping detail along the sides of the sleeves, even if I did forget to get a good pic of it as I was so busy giving our little doggy guest some pats! She's squeezing in all the pats she can while being dog sat by us before she returns to her family.
Last worn: burgundy pants, silver ballet flats, Balenciaga Part Time bag. First time I've worn the navy blouse and statement necklace as they are both recent purchases.
Other ways to wear: burgundy pants for work and weekend, silver ballet flats and pencil skirt, Balenciaga Part Time bag and little black dress.
Perfect for pregnancy: burgundy pants in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.

30 Ways To Wear: Balenciaga Part Time


What I wore:

Jeanswest chana long sleeve stud blouse in night sky navy with olive green skinny pants for spring office outfit | away from blue
navy blouse and olive pants with Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH | away from the blue
awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest chana navy peasant blouse with olive skinny jeans balenciaga part time bag
Earrings: Kmart teal tassel earrings
Blouse: Jeanswest chana long sleeve stud top in night sky navy
Jeans: Jeanswest Vicki skinny pant in moss green
Shoes: Walnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats
Bag: Balenciaga part time in black 2010 with SGH

Why I wore it:

Unlike the first navy blouse, this one is an oldie. I picked it up on sale last year and it's been the best addition to my wardrobe. I like the studded detail for a little extra interest, and the tie at the neckline means that I didn't need to add a necklace with this. I did add my teal earrings though for a little extra colour. With the navy blouse, olive pants and teal earrings I kept the accessories simple again, going with my fave black ballet flats and my Balenciaga Part Time bag.
Just like the outfit above, these olive pants have been worn with navy before, even though it's surprisingly the first time I've worn this blouse and jeans together before. Got to love a business casual environment where people can wear jeans through the week - these olive ones look deceptively like standard pants but have all the comfort of jeans! They are so good at doing double duty for work and SAHM days.
My nails are OPI a good man-darin is hard to find, just like in the outfit above. I felt like getting this bright colour out again for spring.
Last worn: navy peasant blouse, teal earrings, olive skinny jeans, black ballet flats, Balenciaga Part Time bag (above).
Other ways to wear: navy peasant blouse worn 2 ways, olive skinny jeans for long haul flight, black ballet flats and maxi skirt, Balenciaga Part Time bag worn 30 ways.
Perfect for pregnancy: black ballet flats in second trimester, Balenciaga Part Time bag in second trimester.

Navy Blouses Under $50:


How You Can Wear It:

A navy blouse is a great neutral option for work, you can pair it with some brightly coloured pants for something a little more colourful in the office. Long sleeves are a good choice too if you work in cold office air conditioning!

Weekday Wear Linkup #41

Welcome to the Weekday Wear linkup! A linkup for you to share your weekday outfits - whether that is office wear or stay at home mum wear - if you wore it on a weekday, you can link it up!
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P.S: the winners of the scarf giveaway have been chosen and contacted via email! Congrats to Jessica P, Alice V, and Krystal M!
Linking up with Trend Spin, Confident Twosday, Turning Heads, Fashion Frenzy, Style On The Daily, Oh Hey Girl, Red Carpet Style, Style Six, Thursday Moda, Fashion Files.