Much like the LBD is our safe go-to for an evening out, the white shirt is our staple for workwear, interviews, and anything that means business. But, safe is out and statement is in—especially if you want to show some personality and stand out from the crowd. This begins with the shirt on your back.
Trade it in for a blouse that’s just as formal, or a shirt with details that are more interesting than the classic button down. You’ll be pleased to see how this simple shift can transform your wardrobe, making workwear transition from day-to-night in the most effortless manner ever.
We’ve got a whole host of styles you can buy right away, and many of them are on sale. Ready to shop for not just whites?
L’Academie, Long Sleeve Wrap Blouse, £69.32 (was £130.67)
Flattering for those who are heavier around the chest area, a wrap blouse that ties at the waist is just what the stylist ordered. Also, that cabernet colour is just all things fine.
Phase Eight, Adamma Print Blouse, £49 (was £69)
Haven’t you heard? Wearing pyjama-inspired styles is one of the biggest trends of 2017; just ask Selena Gomez.
Sen, Brena Blouse, £222.31
With a front tie and slit bell sleeves, this blouse is hitting three trend check boxes, all at one go. It also has a keyhole back that plays peek-a-boo.
Tibi, Cut Out Tie Blouse, £233.46 (was £358.56)
The jewel-toned blue and the cuffed cold shoulder sleeve make this blouse an elegant mix of fashion and form.
L’Academie, High Collar Wrap, £77.29 (was £117.93)
If black’s always had your back, then this wrap blouse with a deep neck will look perfect with a lace cami. No need for accessories; it’s got a built-in neck choker.
House Of Harlow 1960, Naomi Tie Neck Blouse, £66.13 (was £117.93)
Very Moroccan with its print, the clever necktie doubles as a scarf that’s perfect for Spring-Summer.
Asos, Collarless Ruffle Cold Shoulder Blouse, £32
Rodarte, Burberry, Loewe, Kenzo, Dior… they all used ruffles in their SS17 collections, and as you can see, it has trickled down to fast-fashion brands as well. Time to buy your own.
L’academie, The Classic Blouse, £89.24 (was £127.49)
The camel colour makes this our pick for all the versatile neutrals you need in your wardrobe. Also, the chest pocket and built-in bow-tie are all things cute.
Milly Bow Blouse, £139.44 (was £199.20)
A good way to do the basics is to put an interesting twist on them. The supersized bow-tie on this black and white blouse packs a punch without the help of a pop colour palette.
Asos V Neck Blouse With Ruffle Front, £16 (was £32)
We forgot how much we loved lilac until we saw this pretty little thing. It’s feminine, detailed, has ruffles, cold shoulders, a cropped hemline, and a Victorian vibe. How can anyone say no?