One of the things I enjoy sourcing most each season is pretty tops that will instantly transform a pair of jeans.
A jeans-based outfit is acceptable almost anywhere these days – including most recently, Cheltenham Races! What better way to elevate your denims than with a beautiful shirt or blouse.
To inspire you, I’ve created 7 head-to-toe looks below, featuring a mix of prints and plains. In the main I’ve focussed on long sleeved styles, as they look great under this season’s sleeveless knits. Come the warmer weather, we can cast off the knitwear and roll back our cuffs!
This pretty 100% cotton blouse features elegant sprigs of denim blue, teal, coral and purple. The blouson sleeves will work beautifully under a sleeveless knit and the elegant Nehru collar features a delicate shallow v-neck. The print’s fresh, mint coloured background looks great with white jeans, but the delicate pops of blue harmonise it with denim jeans too.
This vibrant blouse has pretty ruffles on the shoulders and a blouson cuff. In amongst the floral shades – pink, orange, green and blue – the navy background and flecks of white will team well with dark denim and white jeans too. Alternatively, team the top with the matching trousers for a co-ordinated outfit. A great alternative to a dress for weddings, the races, etc.
This versatile blush, red, orange and blue floral blouse has a contrasting, piped v-neck and smocked panels either side of the neckline. The elasticated cuffs allow you to pull up the sleeves in warmer weather and the fine cotton fabric is crisp and cool too. This top would work with all of CW’s new jeans – the cobalt, the orange and the faded blue, as well as all of our Five Jeans too…
Boyfriend-style shirts continue to trend this season and the clean cut and classic lines of this piece make it an easy to wear choice. Made from the softest cotton, in a neutral blue and white stripe, it will look great with denim and whites. Tuck in or wear loose and open.
Who doesn’t love a double denim outfit? Always a winning look and the continuity of colour, from head-to-toe creates the flattering illusion of height. This 100% cotton blouse has a loose, floaty silhouette. The sweetheart, tie neckline breaks up the density of the blouse and the blouson sleeves also add a feminine touch.
This statement blouse, in a gorgeous shade of cobalt blue, combines comfort with style. The Nehru collar and button-down front give it a luxurious feel and the generous, blouson sleeves add a little glamour. A day to evening piece you’ll wear on repeat.