5 Perfect Spring Blouses

This Spring, brighten up your top collection! Blouses have taken the fashion community by storm with fun, funky, chiffon and sheer looks that merge work-ready and bar-ready seamlessly.

Last night I strolled into American Apparel on my way to a work event and I was smitten with all of their one-size fits all blouse collection. In case you didn’t already know, I really love blouses. They are the perfect mix of professional and perky, and not to mention great for transitional, warmer weather, with cooler, breathable fabrics figured into their design.

So anyway, there I am, drooling in the middle of this store and it’s everything a girl who loves sheer could dream of: polka-dotted, solids, patterned, color-blocked. Ugh, it was like a little slice of heaven, made just for me. And then I took one look at the price tag and surprise! reality smacked me in the face.

What to shop for this season? I would suggest traditional blouses (more are made now with longer lengths, perfect for tucking) or if you’re feeling spunky, go for a top with geometric cut-outs as well as patterned garments and high/low rounded hemming, which all show off  more of your wild side.

 This Ecote Gauze Blouse is featured on Urban Outfitters is perfect for work and play. The cutout shoulders show just enough skin and keeps you well covered in all the right places. If your office is cold, grab a sweater for work that you can easily stash in your bag for the bar!

This Cooperative Cutout Blouse, also at Urban Outfitters, was designed for a silky, textured fit. The triangle cutouts are chic and classy. This top, available only in pink, perfectly pairs with a skirt or skinny jeans for casual Friday look!

 At Urban Outfitters, this Staring at Stars Dropped Armhole Blouse looks and feels like summer is on it’s way! The sheer, chiffon material with cape-like dropped armholes comes in both sunny yellow and a creamy ivory. The shirt also features a little high/low hemming and has a structured, lightweight fit!

This Urban Renewal Open Back Chiffon Top was handcrafted and made in Philadelphia. Sold exclusively by Urban Outfitters, this top works the breeze into your every move with an open back design! Each of the three tops features a different color and geometric design.

 With a high/low hem design, this Sparkle & Fade Open Back Chiffon Blouse was made with a business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back mentality. The geometric cut outs and gathered buttoned cuffs showcase everything that’s in style this season, and can be easily paired with shorts, colored skinny jeans or an A-line structured skirt.

[All images courtesy of Urban Outfitters Spring Catalogue. Lead image from We Heart it.]

Want to shop spring styles together? Leave a comment here or tweet me, @kyliemcconv and we can shop the stores together this season!


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