You can’t go wrong with a blouse – whether they’re frilly, floral, monochrome or brightly coloured, this much-loved wardrobe staple can be a lifesaver for any outfit. Although blouses may typically be worn as workwear or for more formal occasions, most blouses can be taken from day to night in no time at all. Read on to discover our top five blouse picks for a fab night out.
Be chic in chiffon
No fabric says sleek and sophisticated quite like chiffon – a lightweight and floaty fabric that works great for blouses. There are tonnes of chiffon options out there – we love rich colours like teal or rust orange, paired with white skinny jeans and wedge sandals, or a floaty floral skirt that will bring your outfit to life when you hit the dance floor. Pair with some eye-catching dangly earrings and you’ll be living your best bohemian life.
This gorgeous green blouse exudes glamour:
The cold shoulder
If you’re worried wearing a blouse on a night out might look too serious, there are plenty of ways you can show your mischievous side. A top pick is a blouse with cut-out shoulders, perfect for getting a cheeky bit of skin on show while staying classy. To balance out this look, pair with black skinny jeans and trainers, or a pair of black ankle boots, and add a plain belt to accentuate your waist.
Go for this ruffled version to draw attention to your shoulders:
Spotted in spots
Polka dots are still big at the moment, and how better to wear this trend than with a fun blouse for a few drinks with the girls? Polka dots are quite a bold print, so keep your lower half plain to avoid a pattern explosion. We love a polka dot blouse worn with white jeans and black heeled sandals, finished off with a black clutch. Just tuck your blouse into your jeans or skirt to nip your waist in and create a flattering silhouette in seconds.
You’ll be the life of the party in this frilly polka dot blouse:
No wardrobe is complete without a classic floral blouse, perfect for livening up an outfit in seconds. Whatever the weather, bold florals will always put your friends in a good mood and get everyone up on the dance floor. Choose the colour that best suits you – pastels and pale blues suit blondes and paler skin tones, whilst reds and oranges look amazing on brunettes. Let your florals do the talking and stick to plain jeans or trousers to match. Pop a plain tailored blazer over the top and you’re good to go.
This wrap front blouse is super flattering for any shape:
If it’s a big night out, you might want to go more glam than usual. Here’s where the metallic blouse comes in. From glittery golds and bold bronze to shimmery silver, give your look a touch of sparkle with a metallic top – or go to the dark side with a black or gunmetal grey option. Dare to pair this blouse with matching metallic eyeshadow and a sparkly clutch for the ultimate disco ball look. Throw on a chic black coat and you’re ready to head out for the night.
This bishop sleeve sparkly black blouse was made for the D-floor: