A Perfect Purchase for Fall 2011
October 1, 2011

As I was casually browsing through New York & Company’s fall collection, I unexpectedly discovered a blouse I simply could not resist purchasing.  Since I have recently began viewing fashion as a personalized art form, the blouse just seemed like the perfect way to incorporate fall trends with my own personality.  Below are five reasons why this New York & Company top is the perfect addition to anyone’s fall wardrobe.

The Power of Red 
This attention-grabbing color was seen throughout many fall 2011 runway shows, including Michael Kors and BCBG Max Azria.  Also, studies have shown that red is the best color to wear if you are trying to grab a man’s attention.  Whether you are wanting to wear the latest trend, stand out in a crowd, or grab the attention of the opposite sex, red is the perfect color.

A New Take on Hemlines
Recently, the fashion world has taken a new approach of adding a touch of originality to their clothing.  Hemlines are no longer symmetrical, nor do they necessarily fall safely below the belt.  While the New York & Company blouse has a straight hemline, it falls provocatively just at the top of the pants.  Who knew hemlines could be so edgy?

A Love of Pockets
Who doesn’t love pockets?  Not only are they practical, they add a touch of detail to any piece of clothing.  The pocket on the left side of the blouse absolutely was the cherry on top for me.  It completes the shirt!

Oh So Materialistic
The material of the shirt is imitation silk, also known as polyester.  Instead of the expected cotton t-shirt, the subtly shiny material gives the top a formal appearance.  By pairing it with black skinny jeans and heels, the blouse is ready for a night out.  Also, it combines two trends in one – retro shiny materials with the fashion world’s current love of red.

Quality meets Affordability
My experience with New York & Company in the past gave me the assurance that spending 25.00 on a t-shirt was totally worth it.  Knowing that the blouse will most likely last several years, it actually turned out to be a thrifty purchase.  The most important aspect of shopping is finding pieces that not only are adorable but affordable as well.

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