27 Spring Blouses with a Built-In Styling Trick
Any item of clothing we can style multiple ways, for multiple occasions is a must-have in our book. Which is why we might have to clear some space in our closet for one or two (or ten) of these stunning spring blouses that were made to be dressed up and dressed down. Since these tops are so versatile that they can go from Sunday brunch to meetings with our boss, it’s much easier to justify their slightly higher price tags.
Here are 27 blouses we plan to wear to anything and everything we have on our calendars for the next few months.
Dress it up: Add a bit of femme flare to straight-leg black trousers for Monday’s meeting.
Dress it down: Layer over a flowy midi skirt for a weekend trip to the farmers market.
Dress it up: White skinny jeans and strappy heels create the perfect girls’ night ensemble.
Dress it down: Pull on some high-waisted shorts and you’re ready for a weekend picnic. Just don’t forget the rosé.
Stine Goya ($310)
Dress it up: Tie up the pussy bow and tuck this floral top into your go-to pencil skirt.
Dress it down: Unbutton and keep it casual with light-wash boyfriend jeans.
Dress it up: In the mood to skip a restrictive cocktail dress? Find a pair of matching red trousers and you’re good to go.
Dress it down: A denim skirt and a wide brim hat are all you need to transform this blouse into an adorable beach top.
Dress it up: Keep those bows tight and even for a polished effect.
Dress it down: Let ‘em loose and embrace the droopy one-shoulder look.
La Vie Rebecca Taylor ($195)
SUBTLE POLKA DOTS
Dress it up: White linen suit, meet your new BFF.
Dress it down: Give your denim jacket a break and layer this over a sleeveless slip dress, instead.
Dress it up: For casual Friday, tuck this into a black pleated midi and reach for a pair of simple slides.
Dress it down: Lean into the Western vibe with cowboy boots and faded denim.
Dress it up: Way more fun than your classic striped button-down but simple enough to integrate into your regular workwear rotation.
Dress it down: This top + denim Bermuda shorts = hello, beach weekend.
Dress it up: We’re really digging this floaty lilac and tailored daffodil style for a creative office space.
Dress it down: This is the ideal top to wear with black biker shorts.
Dress it up: Take five extra minutes to steam this poplin cutie before you head to work, ensuring you look extra sharp for that big meeting.
Dress it down: Unroll the hem of your straight-leg jeans and let their baggy nature balance out the flowing structure up top.
Diane von Furstenberg ($298)
Dress it up: Layer over a black cami to avoid any unwanted peekaboo moments.
Dress it down: The Friday night dance floor is the best place to show off your prettiest black lace bra.
ML Monique Lhuillier ($105)
Dress it up: Date night is calling…and so is that white pleated midi skirt hiding in your closet.
Dress it down: Tomboy-approved cargo pants will tone down the ultra-girly vibe.
Love Sam ($225)
Dress it up: Treat the puff shoulder like the modern version of an ‘80s power blazer: rock it with the bottom half of a pantsuit and some edgy heels.
Dress it down: Try a pair of raw-hem white-wash jeans for a fresh and modern weekend look.
Dress it up: There’s a reason leather and lace make such a fantastic duo. Go all out with some patent-leather pants for girls’ night.
Dress it down: Amp up the boho vibes with a maxi skirt in the floral print of your choice.
Dress it up: A tan blazer will tone down the vacation feel of a vivid print.
Dress it down: This cheerful top was basically made to be worn with an equally bright pair of board shorts…even if you’re only headed to a coffee date with your BFF.
Dress it up: Play with proportions and opt for a slim skirt.
Dress it down: High-waisted shorts will nip in your waist and provide a more casual balance for voluminous sleeves.
Emilia Wickstead ($730)
Dress it up: A hint of metallic will make even the most boring pair of black pants feel like new.
Dress it down: Did someone say disco? Wide-leg pants in an equally shimmery fabric will keep the ‘70s party vibe going strong into Saturday night.
Veronica Beard ($450)
MINI POLKA DOTS
Dress it up: Even out the casual silhouette with khaki trousers that are starched and ironed to perfection.
Dress it down: This top was designed to look like glamorous beach gear. Roll up the sleeves and wear it every day during vacation.
Dress it up: Tidy up those ties and tuck into dark wash jeans.
Dress it down: Use as extra (chic) sun coverage for beach days.
Kinga Csilia ($220)
Dress it up: Keep everything else sleek and simple to keep the focus on the combination of fabulous blooms.
Dress it down: A full miniskirt will amp up those tropical vacation vibes.
Ulla Johnson ($385)
Dress it up: How stunning does the model look with matching black bottoms and a bold red lip?
Dress it down: Distressed denim is this topper’s best bet for your days off.
Mara Hoffman ($375)
Dress it up: Treat this as you would any classic white button down. (You know, just a bit groovier.)
Dress it down: Dive headfirst into that California cool with baggy utility shorts and some well-worn Converse or Birkenstocks.
Dress it up: Steer into the prim nature of the high neck with a streamlined midi skirt and kitten heels.
Dress it down: Roll up to brunch in style (or at least not totally hungover); just add boyfriend jeans and your favorite white sneakers.
GARDEN PARTY GREEN
Dress it up: Button it up and tuck it in, to reel in the volume.
Dress it down: Emphasize that go-with-the-flow effect in easy, cropped jeans and some ballet flats.
Dress it up: Treat this totally sheer blouse like a jacket and layer it over an LBD for cocktails.
Dress it down: Slip on a nude tank and tuck into black distressed denim for casual dinner plans.
Rachel Comey ($450)
Dress it up: Opt for cropped Audrey Hepburn-eqsue trousers rather than adding more volume with a wide leg.
Dress it down: Large statement earrings and a beaded handbag are too much for such an attention-grabbing top. Opt instead for simple classics in solid tones.
Dress it up: Play up the metallic threads throughout with a pair of sequin joggers for an unexpected cocktail-hour alternative.
Dress it down: We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: a great pair of jeans are any blouse’s absolute best friend.
Needle & Thread ($219)