Timeless Classic - The white blouse

Over the past weeks I seem to have adopted a sort of unofficial daily lockdown uniform. It consists of jeans and a jumper on rotation and that’s basically it. If it’s sunny I go radical and switch to a T shirt and if I go outside I put my Birkenstocks on. Other than that there’s no change.

This week however, there was a two hour Zoom which called for a little bit more serious-I-know-what-I’m-talking-about-brand-consultant-lady vibes rather than Monty Don in the female form. So, I delved into my wardrobe and after about two seconds of consideration opted for one of my (many) trusty old frilly white blouses. (As a little aside I popped on a pair of heels and that definitely did the trick in shifting my mindset to corporate badass!)

I’m not sure many people are shelling out on transient trends at the moment; I know I’m certainly not. But, if you would like to make a sartorial purchase or two that won’t go in the charity bag at the end of the summer, then allow me to make the case for a white blouse. It’s a timeless classic that I return to year after year, I think it’s actually more accurate to say that I’m now more of a ‘collector’. I’ve rounded up all my favourites below or you could definitely find a vintage treasure if that’s more your thing.

The Mango one above arrived yesterday and gets a big thumbs up from me.

Mango Double baby collar shirt, 29.99

Free People Shelly Blouse, £268

ba&sh V-neck cotton blouse, £165


& Other Stories Jacquard frill blouse, £69

Mes Demoiselles Pintucked cotton-voile blouse, £190

Isabel Marant Etoile High neck ruffle cotton blouse, £315

See by Chloé Pintucked cotton Victoriana blouse, £250

Batsheva High neck buttoned blouse, £215

Sea Daisy crochet-trimmed broderie anglais cotton blouse, £325

Topshop Embroidered cotton shirt, £35 reduced to £25

Avavav ruffled chiffon trimmed crepe blouse, £165

Mango Embroidered applique blouse, £35.99

Free People Lily of the valley blouse, £88

Me&Em Delicate lace insert blouse, £140

Sea Embroidered pintucked cotton blouse, £415

Isabel Marant Etoile Ruffle shoulder top, £315