If there’s one look that always makes us feel pulled together without making too much effort it’s the pretty blouse, jeans and boots combo. Simultaneously chic with a hint of boho nonchalance, it’s a failsafe look worn on repeat by many a fashion editor or style maven – think the likes of Emmanuelle Alt or Rosie Huntington Whiteley. As always, the white frilly blouse reigns supreme but there are plenty of printed and colour pop options on offer too. Scroll on for 28 of the best to see you through autumn and beyond.
When it comes to the wish list, French brands Isabel Marant and Chloé are top for sourcing a great investment blouse that will last years. Meanwhile, M&S, Zara and H&M have great high street options too if your budget is more realistic. For a mid-range brand that will spark plenty of “ooh, where did you get that?” check out Sister Jane. Their embroidered blouses with ballsy big collars will add some fun to your new season wardrobe.
While a pair of high-waisted jeans are the perfect match for a pretty blouse, smarten them up with a pleated midi skirt or toughen up a tame Victoriana style top with a pair of leather trousers, to ensure you get plenty of wear out of it.
Whether worn alone tucked into mid-wash denim or under a cashmere crew neck, a good white collared blouse will become a wardrobe hero. Ensure things don’t fall too on the side of prim by toughening up with some chunky gold hoops.
How perfect is Baukjen’s Rose Collar Blouse? Plus the collar is detachable so you get two styles for the price of one. Fashion maths we like.
Ensure things don't fall too far on the side of prim by toughening up a pretty white blouse with some chunky gold hoops.
High ruffled neck, billowy sleeves and a flattering shape: we can't fault Zara's romantic embroidered blouse. Plus, it's hard to argue a £29.99 price tag for a quick new-season update. Pair with black kick-flare jeans and pointed ankle boots to keep things a little cooler.