If there’s one item of clothing that every woman should have in her closet, it’s a striped blouse. The classic piece, oftentimes thought of as an easy button-down, has proven to be one of the most versatile pieces of anyone’s wardrobe.
Whether you go the timeless blue-and-white route or prefer a more colorful version, stripes are the ideal print for anyone who wants to throw on a more graphic piece but isn’t quite ready to dive head-first into the sea of bold prints.
If you’re getting tired of pairing your striped top with a pair of trousers or jeans, don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to style this wardrobe staple to keep you and your ensembles feeling fresh. To illustrate our point, we’ve rounded up some of the best looks from street style stars to give you all the inspiration you need. Check them out now, and then shop our favorite striped blouses on the market to create your own Instagram-worthy look.
Layer your striped button-down over a sweater for an unexpected layering look that'll also keep you warm for the colder spring mornings.
Bring out the accent color of your top with a pair of colored tights or boots. Be sure to keep everything else neutral so you have just the right amount of color.
Don't be afraid to mix your prints. A striped blouse will pair nicely with a checked plaid blazer. If you want to take it up a notch, throw on a pair of plaid socks.
Keep the look polished by coordinating the colors while mixing the types of stripes you wear for the tops and bottoms.
Opt for stripes in differing directions to create a more graphic look with your outfit. Wear your blouse with a pair of white pants and a beige trench to make this look ready for spring.
Yes, you can wear stripes on stripes. Add more visual interest with different sizes of stripes. Use your accessories as ways to wear some more color.
A classic striped blouse can be used for a layering piece, too. Layer a loose crop top over yours for a unique approach. Bonus points if you add embellished pants and accessories to your ensemble, too.
Shop Striped Blouses
Wear this shirt to work.
Available in sizes 0X to 3X.
This cinching detail is so cool.
Available in sizes IT 38 to IT 42.
Dress this top up or down.
Available in sizes UK 6 to UK 12.
This top will take you from work to happy hour.
Available in sizes FR 34 to FR 38.
Wear this to weekend brunch.
Available in sizes 2 to 10.
Available in sizes DK 32 to DK 44.
These bell sleeves are too cool.
Available in sizes 16 to 24.
A little ruffle detail is always a good thing.
Available in sizes 14 to 20.
These colors are everything.
Available in sizes IT 36 to IT 48.
Because everyone needs a striped pajama top shirt.
Available in sizes 2 to 8.
How great are these colors?
Available in sizes 2 to 10.
Perfect for those weekend mornings.
Available in sizes FR 34 to FR 44.
Now this is a cool blouse.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Wear this with a midi pencil skirt or with a pair of jeans.
Available in sizes 10 to 20.
These subtle stripes are gorgeous.
Available in sizes IT 34 to IT 48.
Lace trim is always so pretty.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
See? Striped blouses are much more versatile than you might thing. Use these looks as inspiration to spark your creativity, and then experiment with one of these shirts to create your own unique outfit.