Why The White Blouse Is A Quintessential Must-Have


May 18, 2017 | BY Aditi Rane

Capsule wardrobes aren't just an urban myth.

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If your favourite way to wear a white top is with jeans on weekends, or with a fitted pencil skirt for work, here are three great alternative ways to style up this classic piece.

After all, it makes for the perfect blank canvas and with the right cut and material, works seamlessly with plenty of looks.

For brunch with the girls

For something a little more modern and comfortable, style your white top with  a black bomber jacket and checkered patterned midi skirt—great for easy, breezy Sunday brunches.  Finish the look with a red crossbody bag and pastel blue flats for a splash of colour.

Shop the look:  Theory Ordan Admiral Crepe Warm Ivory Top $390, Helmut Lang Black And White Plaid Pleated Skirt $640, Theory Daryette B Black Elevate Crepe Bomber Jacket $670, Valentino Red V Logo Crossbody Bag $2,070, Bionda Castana Shirin Sky Blue and Navy Scallop Pattern Flat Sandals $910

For a night out 

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 Layering is one of the easiest ways to rewear the same pieces without having to repeat entire looks. Style your white top under a simple slip dress for a look that's sexy without screaming OTT. Black lace heels and a grpahic clutch add funy and flirty touches.

Shop the look: Theory Ordan Admiral Crepe Warm Ivory Top $390, Victoria Victoria Beckham White Paneled Crepe Chine Midi Dress $870, Les Petits Joueurs Petite Diana Sole E Luna $1,570, Givenchy Shark Lock Leather Bracelet $850, Gianvito Rossi Black Suede Sandals $1,325

For the office

The versatility of a white top is not to be questioned. Case in point? When paired with a pair of pleated pants, the traditional top-and-trousers 'office uniform' is given an instant update. A pair of gold earrings keeps the look elegant, while a bright yellow bag and blue heels are fun but practical picks.

Shop the look: Theory Ordan Admiral Crepe Warm Ivory Top $390Lydia L Lucile Noir Blanc Pleated Culottes $510,  Elizabeth and James Baltic White Topaz Bassa Hoop Earrings $220, Sonia Rykiel Lemon Bucket Bag $2,060, Aquazzura Vika 105 Multi Blue Heels $900