One of the best ways to add freshness to a spring and summer wardrobe is to add a trendy new blouse or two. Beautiful blouses can transform many well-loved basic pieces and make you feel very fashion-forward without revamping your wardrobe. That, of course, is right in keeping with our growing awareness that “less is more” and more isn’t always better.
But, take note! These are not tees or pullover-type tops. When we describe a blouse, we mean a garment in which the textile has more substance. In general, blouses are more stylish and have some polish, and that’s what makes them a good addition to enhance a wardrobe.
There are a few new trends that are fun, pretty, and playful, and that can work for many different style types. This year you’ll see some collarless and sleeveless blouses, but on the opposite end of the style spectrum, you’ll find high collars and bell sleeves. This year is a no-limits year, and designers are taking a no-holds-barred approach to design. Fashionistas are having fun and playing with various looks, so follow their lead and don’t be afraid to take a fashion risk or two. If you feel good, it shows, so have some fun with your wardrobe!
Smocked Flutter-Sleeve Top, $44.25
Simple yet elegant, this smocked mock neck blouse features flutter cap sleeves and is perfect for spring.
Maeve The Clarissa High-Low Buttondown, $98-$148
Poplin Feminine Blouse, $89.50This chic top is poplin perfection, offering versatility and comfort for any outfit.
This top takes the classic button-down shirt and elevates it to the next level. This chic staple features statement puff sleeves and a rounded collar for a femme take on a timeless menswear-inspired essential.
Covisa Top, $230
This lightweight semi-sheer fabric is perfect for warmer days and layering with your other favorites.
A classy plain button-down is always a good wardrobe staple, and these are available everywhere, of course. But as we said, textile is the key. Go for the highest quality, as it will outlive any trends. Silk, fine cotton, and even good linen for the spring and summer have staying power. And luckily, they are all available at just about any price point.
These have a playful feeling and are a lovely way to wear a trendy print for more casual occasions.
Floral Printed Blouse, $245
The Phoenix blouse in pink is adorned with a bold floral print. It gives a figure-flattering style and features long sleeves.
Ditsy Floral Top, $69.50
Daisy Stripe Top, $69.50
Narses Top, $230
This front-button blouse is lightweight and breezy, perfect for warm days or wearing to the office.
Linen Relaxed Fit Shirt, $180
Cotton Feminine Popover, $79.50
This top takes a classic look and adds a touch of feminine fashion. It’s pure cotton and quite comfy.
Pure Silk Feminine Top, $129
This feminine blouse features a sash at the V-neckline and gathered sleeves.
Faux Wrap Crepe Blouse, $79.50
Poplin Tie-Sleeve Top, $79.50
Tie-Hem Shirt, $68
This button-down shirt is beautiful with a front tie and 3/4 ruffle sleeves. Its beautiful color makes it great to match with jeans or any casual pants.
It’s a classic crewneck t-shirt with a twist! The gathered front hem updates this timeless shirt, and it is oh-so-comfy in a lightweight and stretchy knit.
This shirt adds a touch of elegance with its draped sleeves and frilly neck.
If you’re drawn to some of the styles with more girly elements than what typically works for Prime Women, look for a more nuanced version of the style. But if you have a more dramatic personality, go ahead and embrace it in a more exaggerated piece and then wear it boldly as an artistic statement. Your gut will tell you if it works or not.
This gorgeous shirt works well for the office or at lunch with a friend. Pair this top with a skirt, jeans, pants, or leggings
Romwe Ruffle Trim Bow Tie Blouse, $16.99+
The cap sleeves on this delicate top, paired with the ruffled sleeve and bowtie, make this top a unique addition to any wardrobe.
Feminine Split Neck Shell, $69.50
A ruffled touch to a classic style makes this top beautiful and comfortable.
Elegantly pleated ruffles are offset by a structured square neck for a laidback yet oh-so-feminine finish. Pair this blouse with ankle boots and go-to denim for a romantic date night ensemble.
Mesmerizing Ruffle Halter Top, $75.20
At work or at play, this short-sleeve top detailed with ruffles and cuff sleeves is the epitome of charm.
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