One of my absolute favorite wardrobe staples is a clean, crisp collared white blouse. Whether it’s of a long, short, or sleeveless variety, I believe that every girl should own some sort of version of this classic garment. And yes, I did say girl even though it’s probably one of the few (or many) items you can borrow from your brother or dad and call it trendy. You can literally do anything with a white collared shirt, as it is so versatile. It acts as a base for your outfit in which you can decide what direction to take your look based on what bottoms you wear and how you accessorize. While most people might associate collars with a more formal look, this item can definitely also be worn more casually with jeans and statement jewelry. In fact, I think that is when this piece is at its best.
This Fashionista took the latter route and created an ensemble that achieves the perfect laid-back summer outfit. The simple and neutral elements come together to create a chic look of summer essentials, including denim shorts and Ray-Ban aviators. Her breezy white collared button down is perfect to beat the heat, yet can also be worn throughout all seasons of the year. While her look here is more casual, this blouse can definitely double as professional attire if paired with a skirt or more formal bottom for the office (and sweater too depending on the environment of where you work!)
The signature collared shirt brand Equipment makes awesome structured button down blouses in just about every color you can think of. Or you can try this more affordable version courtesy of Free People also in other colors than just white. Which brings me to my final point; collared shirts come in various prints and designs so you don’t have to stick to just white! Check out this selection from Refinery 29 if you want to spice up this look.