Why a White Blouse is Cooler Than a White Shirt This Season

Discover your new summer staple

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Words by Nicole Thomsen
May 24th, 2018

A white shirt is a classic, a wardrobe staple, but this season, it’s taking the backseat. This season, our hearts belong to the white blouse.

Cooler and prettier, a white blouse is timeless but this year, in particular, it has seen a sudden surge in popularity with the likes of Net-a-Porter and Zara stocking 269 and 163 white blouses respectively. Something so simple yet no wardrobe is complete without one, or five.

Of those 269 white blouses, Magda Butrym’s asymmetric Vannes top, as seen on Camille Charrière, Pernille Teisbaek, Jeanette Madsen to name but a few, is arguably the most popular. With its unexpected one-shoulder twist, it is a contemporary update on the classic but one which can be styled in numerous ways as the aforementioned go to show. On a smaller scale, Courtyard LA’s effortlessly romantic Poet blouse has become an Instagram sensation that is almost always sold out, and for good reason.

 

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Though rooted in history, these modern reincarnations have become the best buy of 2018. Reliable for all occasions, a white blouse can be dressed up or down, toughened up or romanticised, packed in a suitcase or brought on a night on the town. Whatever your style, it’s time to hang up your shirts this season in favour of the white blouse. Discover how to style and shop them below.

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