I wouldn’t dare.
Selling short the advantages of a white shirt or blouse is definitely not happening here.
I have fallen back in love with all white blouses and have recommitted to wearing them more often. It may well be the weather prompting a lighter response and a boredom with sweaters. It could easily be that the white blouse and all its advantages are just too good to let go. Like the jeans and blazer and the fuller mid-length skirt, the white blouse is a non-negotiable addition to our wardrobes.
We do know this, I feel sure.
If you are like me, I forget the “old faithful” sometimes and that would be a mistake. A white blouse, whichever version is you, will stand the test of time and take us everywhere. Think back to the elegant and beautiful Carolina Herrera again – she never underestimates the power of a white blouse. Recently, I have been favouring the loose and floaty over black pants and this look has been my best travelling companion (along with the trench). White or the off shades close by are a refreshing change from the all black winter hibernation I tend to fall in to. As spring approaches the idea of dressing up, either in a man’s style classic or a more feminine version with fabulous sleeves, is front of mind.
What’s your best style of a blouse?
This season I have noticed the addition of black trim on a white blouse. I’m a big fan.
Gucci has added black bows and ribbons to many statement pieces and so I don’t see why we can’t mix a little CC inspiration with the GG moment; a metre of gross grain or velvet and a knack for tying bows is all that is required. This is one very simple way to re-invent our classics.
There is lace and I never tire of this look, whether it is a dress, blouse or skirt and what looks prettier under a structured jacket than a slither of delicate lace? Or let’s wear a lace blouse out over our jeans and add a pair of heels or slides? This is another easy outfit to wear and one in which the white blouse transforms the statement entirely.
- 1. isabel marant || 2.roksanda || 3.gucci || 4.stella mccartney || 5.jonathon simkhai || 6.rag & bone
At VA we have curated our favourites from My Theresa.
My Theresa is another one of the online secrets we love to peruse. mytheresa.com began in 2006 as a small online shop associated with the multi-brand store Theresa, in Munich, Germany. Why we love it is for their edit, their eye and their ability to showcase new designers in Europe.
They have some of the best “whites” around. xv
The White Blouse
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