How to wear the blouse in 2016

The blouse is back, and it’s time to understand how and where to wear it this spring. An empowering wardrobe piece, the blouse is both seductive and sartorial. Looking for contemporary cool? Take a collarless option with a modern graphic trim. How to be Parisian? Follow Carine Roitfeld’s signature style – unbuttoned and tucked in, be confident and emphasise your décolletage.

A good blouse will ease over your favourite jeans for a smart day look, and energise office tailoring from boardroom to bar. Follow our guide to foolproof blouse styling for 2016. 

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The power of pink

This girlie tone has grown up, and is fit for the modern women's wardrobe. Bold trims give elegant architecture to this beautifully tailored piece. Wear loose and buttoned up or open and tucked - a versatile blouse that's the perfect introduction of colour for your spring wardrobe. 

Shop the look: Tipped Detail Silk Blouse, Cropped Wide Leg Jean, Bicton Ankle Tie Point (arrives March). 


This seventies blouse has had a modern revival, romantic with a satin shine, our delicate bow. Neatly tuck into a structured a-line skirt paired with a standout flat shoe for a smart day look.

Shop the look: Florance Bow Detail Blouse, Mini Belted Skirt, Harris Square Toe Loafer, Blake Shoulder Bag

Minimal monochrome

It’s the subtle details that make this shirt special. Wear this confident piece fully buttoned, paired with a flared trouser and finished with statement gold. A cool evening look that’s on the right side of translucent and thoroughly on point. 

Shop the look: Tipped Detail Silk Blouse, Cody Bootcut Trouser, Wristlet Clutch, Pyramid Statement Earring.

The super stripe

Bold, oversized and cool - embrace pyjama dressing and dare to pair with matching silk trousers. Offset the relaxed silhouette with polished accessories and bring your comfortable weekend style into the working week. 

Shop the look: Cut Stripe Shirt & Cut Stripe Cropped Trousers (arrive March), Java Oversized Tote, Harris Square Toe Loafer.

Sleeveless style

With a length that cleverly skims your behind, and a fluid curved hem, this shirt is designed to flatter any body shape. Team with a sleek leather jacket, slim denim and graphic platform and harness that classic Scandinavian street style. 

Shop the look: Carmen Leather Biker Jacket, Knit Trim Silk Swing Shirt, New Fit Skinny Black Jeans, Papil Open Toe Wedge