Trend Alert: Why We're Giving the Tie-Neck Blouse a Second Chance

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It's no secret that the '70s trend has staged a major takeover of the runways these past few seasons, bringing back retro trends like button-front skirts and chunky platforms. Another '70s throwback we've been noticing lately? The tie-neck blouse. While this piece doesn't exactly have such an empowering history (the first working women of the '70s were encouraged to wear them to work in order to look modest and blend in among their male coworkers), the second time around, this trendy top has changed its tune.
Tory Burch - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015
The tie-neck blouse was seen on fall 2015 runways from Gucci to Tory Burch, and it's had a moment in the spotlight off the runway this season as a street style favorite. Fashionistas are rocking them with everything from jeans to leather skirts, and are even wearing them untied for a relaxed, casual look - meaning the tie-neck has officially left its pantsuit and pencil skirt days behind.

Dressed up or dressed down, the tie-neck blouse is easily going to become one of the most versatile pieces in our closets this fall. Here's how we'll be rocking the look!

Our blouse pick: Tie-neck blouse ($59.99, Mango)
Mango tie neck blouse black and white

Dressed Up...
How to dress up a tie neck blouse
To give off the perfect edgy-meets-polished vibe, the blouse looks great dressed up with other rocker-esque statement pieces - think a chic, embroidered skirt ($105, Topshop) and booties ($116, ASOS) with lots of buckles. A small crossbody ($25.90, Zara) is low-key and fuss-free, but it looks super luxe in red croc. Glam it up with a piece of statement jewelry, like an oversize ear cuff ($28, Lord & Taylor)!

Dressed Down...
How to dress down a tie neck blouse,
For an easy weekend outfit that is about to become your new go-to, tuck your blouse into high-waisted jeans ($70, Topshop) and add a pop of autumn hues with an oxblood leather jacket ($61.97, Chicwish). Leopard lace-up flats ($27.49, Zaful) are the perfect weekend shoe - they're comfy, but look just as on-fleek as spiky, strappy heels. Add polish with a menswear-inspired watch ($45, ASOS) - a classic every girl needs in her closet.

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