Stroll down any New York City street or Midwestern mall, colored blouses fill the windows of every storefront, no matter the zip code. Retailers like the Gap, Loft, Madewell and Bebe are hailing the return of this ultra-feminine staple in a rainbow of shades from military-inspired hues to pastels. A billowy blouse is both versatile and timeless – it works with a pencil skirt for the office or atop jeans for a lunch date with friends.
The blouse’s revival isn’t just for the average gal. Celebs are turning up at press conferences and afternoon premieres sporting loose fitting blouses. Style icon Alexa Chung has declared her love for the classic top by wearing it to various events as well as designing several for her Madewell collection.
Cameron Diaz chose a silk blouse for a comfortable yet cool look at a premiere of The Green Hornet. This loose fitting, but slim cut, top is also often called a "boyfriend shirt" because it looks like something you'd pull out of your boyfriend's closet, just way more stylish! Lauren Conrad paired a military green blouse with high waisted shorts and gentle, side swept waves for the ultimate pin-up look.
Kim Kardashian takes the femininity of a silk blouse to the next level with a ruffle detail. Paired with oversized glasses, an extra large bag, and Hermes belt, the reality TV star proves that just a touch of silk can dress up any outfit. Michelle Williams offers onlookers just a hint of skin in a Chanel blouse with keyhole detail at the neckline.
Take it from these stars, a blouse is the perfect way to dress up any ensemble.
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