It’s a tough time of year sartorially speaking. It's hot then it’s chilly, we see a hint of sunshine then suddenly it’s raining. It’s not quite winter coat weather, but the time for sundresses has passed. Enter: the long-sleeved blouse.
Combining all the printed, petal prettiness of your favourite strappy dress with the practicality of full sleeves (hurrah!), a romantic blouse feels all at once seasonally apt and fresh—thank you, florals.
We asked our personal stylist Peggy S. to pick out and style up the season’s statement styles.
That 70’s Shirt
”This nod to the 70s era needs a jean with a little flare: a bootcut or wide leg fit in corduroy will lend a tough-girl edge to this blouse’s romantic feel.
”It’s lightweight enough to contend with autumn’s temperament while the high neck means you’ll get plenty of wear out of it through winter. Try a pair of platform shoes with statement detailing, like studding, to really hone in on that 70s look.”
”You can stop the search for your wear-anywhere blouse. It’s right here. This long-sleeved top is ultra-versatile. Its soft, pastel palette can be smartened up with black trousers or pared back with a pair of boyfriend jeans—preferably with an unfinished hem, like so.
”What I really love about this blouse is the racing-stripe-on-ruffle detailing around the cuffs and collar, it puts a nice little modern spin on what would have been a very sartorially safe piece.”
Print on Print
”Introduce your wardrobe to a blouse that can sit in amongst your occasion wear: a sheer piece with small metallic moments will do the trick. The collarless silhouette and statement sleeves keep the silhouette contemporary, whilst the autumnal tones of rust, olive and ochre lend a feminine touch. It’s a true trans-seasonal hero piece.
”This season you’re going to see pattern clashes everywhere—especially when it comes to animal print. A snakeskin boot will add a little of the unexpected to this blossomy blouse.”
Find our ever-evolving assortment of long sleeve, short sleeve, and sleeveless blouses here.