To be frank I’ve never been a blouse person. I guess, it’s because I find it very girly for me and I feel better in a simple t-shirt any day, but as I’m getting older and more adult, my view is changing about them. Now I’m not saying that I’m going to wear blouses every day from now on, but I want to experiment with them a little bit. This is exactly what high street is for.
I’ve had this ongoing hate-love relationship with Zara for a while now, but when it comes to trendy yet affordable items it’s kind of unavoidable, isn’t it? And I have to admit that there are some things which they do pretty well (hence the love part of my feelings).
There is this boxy blouse for example, it’s nice, not too girly and made of full very soft! linen for £26, and I especially like the little details like the longer sleeves or the curvy V neck. Only thing I’d mention is that it’s quite oversized (this is size S on me) so don’t have to size up in this for sure.
I think I said this before, but I say it again, Uniqlo is great when it comes to basics, like this one for only £20. It’s made of a linen/viscose mix fabric and that’s nice enough, because it’s a viscose is a manmade semi-synthetic fabric and not so prone to creases as linen by itself.
MangoBut if you want something that feels a better quality with nice design, then head to Mango. Yet again, this shirt is a linen/cotton/lyocell fabric which is very nice against the skin, even if it’s not technically white. What makes it unique though that’s the knot details on the sleeves, the striped design and the nice tortoise buttons for £26.
H&MBut then I kept the best to the end. I haven’t been in H&M for a while now, not sure why, it just happened this way, but at then it’s much easier to find the gems anyway. Enter this anglaise blouse for £25. The fit is basically perfect, I love how it looks and it’s made of 90% cotton. Granted, the cut outs are not tiny but they’re the way for good ventilation. Also, we have a Bavarian experience coming in our way, so it will be a nice thing to wear, of course, if the weather agrees too.
Or if you’re not convinced by it, here is a similar option with smaller cut outs but for the same price as the one above. It doesn’t have buttons so it’s a pull on style, but it has a deeper square neckline with a tie on the front and smocking at the waist and arms.
And finally an example how I styled the Uniqlo one with wide leg pants from Urban Outfitters, old basket bag from Mango and sandals from Zara, which I may or may not have shown you yet. Yeah, I definitely like white blouses now. 🙂
What do you think of this selection?