Clara Oswald’s Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse from Bells of Saint John

Item: Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse
Appearance: Bells of Saint John
Combined With: Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Cardigan (Forest Green), un-IDed belt, All Saints Jules Shearling Biker Boots, Whistles Mim Tencel Shorts in navy, Urban Outfitters Aztec Eagle Necklace, Topshop Hexagon Earring Pack (Gold with Dots), Topshop Gold Multi-Chain Cross Bracelet, Whistles Rana Double Chord Friendship Bracelet.

Original Retail Price: unknown
Materials: 100% polyester

I hesitated to buy this blouse for quite a long time because it got so little screen time, but eventually, my collector sense won over and I bought it on eBay and to my own surprise, I realized that I quite like wearing it outside of cosplay because it’s just a lovely, light piece of clothing.

The blouse itself is really light and kind of see-through (wearing a tank top underneath is recommended), so it’s quite perfect for a not so warm summer day. I assume that not many Claras are actually after this outfit, so I haven’t seen that many blouses around (and most I saw were on eBay). Depending on how many bidders the auction had, the blouses I saw sold between £10 and £20 and mine was in that price range as well.

I first bought a size M of this blouse because it was the size that happened to be sold on eBay when I decided to buy it and I eventually found someone to trade with for a size S, but my impression is that it generally runs quite oversized as I couldn’t see much of a difference between the two sizes at all. Not that I mind that so very much. It looks really nice tucked into a pair of high-waist jeans or combined with a cardigan like Clara wears it, but if you’re very small and don’t like oversized clothing, go for the smallest size possible. For the average body shape, I’d say that a size up or down won’t make that much of a difference at all.

I’m not really sure why it’s called an “animal print blouse” because even though I assume it’s supposed to be some sort of black and white tiger print, I don’t really see it that way. It looks more like random spots than any pattern occurring in nature. The fabric of the blouse is 100% polyester.

Clara Oswald's Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse as seen in Bells of Saint John

Clara Oswald’s Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse as seen in Bells of Saint John

A closer look at the Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse

A closer look at the Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse

On the show, the blouse is worn tucked in

On the show, the blouse is worn tucked in

The second Bells of Saint John outfit worn by Clara Oswald featuring the Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse and Kimichi Blue Cardigan in green

The second Bells of Saint John outfit worn by Clara Oswald featuring the Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse and Kimichi Blue Cardigan in green

Clara Oswald wears the sleeves of the Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse rolled up over the UP Kimchi Blue Cardigan

Clara Oswald wears the sleeves of the Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade Animal Print Blouse rolled up over the UP Kimchi Blue Cardigan

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