You can't deny the power of the white blouse. It's one of those go-tos that just always works, whether you pair it with a suit for the office or with jeans for the weekend. While the crisp, classic iteration will always be "in," this season, our favorite blouse style got a makeover after designers like Ellery reinvented the top. The 2016 iteration features more interesting details (i.e. bell sleeves!) and unique cuts. The beauty of this new style is that it adds the same sort of polish and sophistication as a standard white blouse, but gives your overall vibe an even more modern feel. Plus, it's just as versatile and can be styled a zillion different ways—i.e., you need one. Now.
Go on to check out some of our favorite ways to wear the updated white blouse—and shop a few of our favorites too.
While you can totally wear your unique blouse as is with a pair of trousers, we love the idea of layering it under a short-sleeved top to showcase its interesting details like the bell sleeves.
So many of our editors have this cool top.
Looking for a new work uniform? Tuck your reinvented white blouse (one with a deeper V-neck, for example) into a sleek pencil skirt.
The subtle name detail and the pajama-esque feel is what makes this blouse particularly unique.
Talk about a statement! If you select a blouse with eye-catching details like this one has with the artful print, go for trousers that have a similar feel for a very forward-feeling vibe.
This oversize blouse is ideal for work and play.
You can't deny the power of the extra-long sleeves these days—so cool—especially with of-the-moment frayed jeans.
Imagine this blouse with a pair of cropped flares—so forward.
This top is especially interesting because it doesn't have the traditional buttons, but still has that classic blouse feel with its structure.
You can test out two trends here—the cold-shoulder vibe and the updated white blouse look.
Seriously. We can't get enough of the classic blouse featuring re-invented long sleeves.
We love the subtle black piping detail here.
A blouse with subtle bell sleeves looks especially polished and chic underneath a sleeveless dress.
This blouse is ideal with trousers for work or jeans for the weekend.
The wrap detail makes this blouse incredibly flattering.
Wear this to your next meeting and show everyone who's boss.
Is it a shirt? Is it a jacket? It's both—and totally cool this season.