In every wardrobe, there should be at least one blouse/collared shirt or whatever else you call them (What IS the exact term for it?)). They are essential for work or interviews when you need to dress up and look formal and professional. They are great for casual and works with absolutely anything. They are perfect for layering. But even the wardrobe staple gets a fashionable twist now and then. This season, the trend for the white blouse is to be tucked in, loose, feminine and colorful.
Coming away from the traditional white blouse, we have color, stripes and geometry. The Miu Miu blouse (left) is reminscent of the Prada blouse with its traditional loosely fitted cutting. But the geometric print on it definitely gives it some color and extra cool, making it very this season. Paul Smith also makes very good blouses. And the color striped one (right) is very well made indeed. Because besides the cutting, there are also very intricately done, colorful floral edges, giving it a more feminine touch. The bright thin belt on both loosely fitted blouses also adds femininity by emphasizing the "tiny waist."
Take the blouse even further and knot the blouse like Matthew Williamson's very colorful one on the left. This method of wearing it, instantly transforms the formal blouse to something very casual and in this case, beachy. Or add on the frills, scrunched sleeves and bows for a very very feminine blouse, like the pink Vuitton one on the right.
This Polo Sport white blouse is a good, more realistic, version of the traditional white blouse. I've always believed that Ralph Lauren made good blouses, and since Polo Sport is a division of it, the cutting of this should be quite good.
This Anthropology floral blouse is perfect for the colorful floral print look. Besides looking good by itself, just imagine how cool the color would look poking out of a shirt!
For the feminine blouse, this Urban Outfitters blouse is perfect. We love the poofy sleeves, the subtle striped pattern and the flair at the hips.