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 can work for many different style types. This year, you’ll see some collarless and sleeveless blouses, but you’ll find high collars and bell sleeves on the opposite end of the style spectrum. 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!
The Not-So-Plain White Blouse
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Central Blouse, $65
This top fits comfortably yet is tailored. It has cuff sleeves and a curved hem making this the perfect top to tuck into jeans or a skirt.
White Linen Shirt, $90
This top comes in petite, regular and tall. It is lightweight and breezy, making it the perfect transitional top for each season.
Available in both petite and regular sizes, this oversized tunic will pair great with jeans and sneakers or tucked into a skirt with heels.
Blooming Jelly Button-Down Shirt, $31.99+
This white top is trendy with its swiss dot design, yet classic with its silhouette. You will be able to wear it to work during the day and roll up the sleeves for a more casual look on the weekends.
The Classic Button Down
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.
Happy Hour Shirt, $89.50
Going on vacation? This will be a fun twist to your normal classic button-down shirt. It is lightweight and features a vacation-ready print.
Camper Button-Down Shirt, $138
This top is lightweight and comfortable. It has a stretch fabric that makes it perfect to pair with any outfit.
This top features a fun print on a classic look. This print is perfect to pair with bright-colored pants or denim.
This shirt has a variety of patterns and colors to choose from, making it the perfect complement to any outfit you choose to put together.
Abstract Floral Top, $89.50
This top is versatile and great looking. It is made with breathable fabric, making it a great layering choice.
Trend Watch: Twists, Ties, and Sashes
This jersey wrap-style top has just a touch of elegance. The shape is flattering and feminine.
Rebecca Blouse, $155
This floral print is flowy with a tie neckline and exaggerated sleeves to add flare.
Pinwheel Daisies Top, $59.50
This top is made with soft jersey fabric and features a stylish twist front detailing, making it the perfect top to pair with your favorite jeans.
This top has a relaxed bodice with a crop tying hem. While most ladies our age don’t want to show belly and tend to stay clear of anything cropped, you will look great if you pair this with a high-waisted skirt!
This poplin top has a tie to feature a flattering fit. The polished neckline gives off a sophisticated look, making this a great top for office wear.
Trend Watch: Ruffle and Gathers
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.
Denim Ruffle Top, $69.50
This top has great reviews, and who doesn’t love some denim core pieces in their closet? This top also features a feminine flare with the ruffle neckline.
This broderie fabric is lightweight and comfortable for those warm summer days. The ruffles up the front and down the back give you a day-to-night sophistication.
Striped Ruffle Cap Sleeve Top, $20.99+
This ruffle cap sleeve top is soft and comfortable. It can easily be thrown on and paired with your favorite pair of white jeans and wedges, making it the best lunchtime outfit.
Ruffle Sleeve Split-Neck Blouse, $47.40+
Available in multiple colors, this top is sure to become a quick favorite. Its statement sleeves and split neckline makes this the perfect top to dress up or dress down.