5 Ways to Wear a Blouse

A long-loved wardrobe staple of ladies everywhere, a blouse is the perfect building-block for any stylish outfit. Suitable for an endless variety of occasions, a ladies blouse can be adapted to suit a smart-formal look that’s perfect for work, a relaxed, stylish outfit ready for a ladies shopping trip or even a classy, sophisticated look to wear on an evening out to your favourite restaurant.

Whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, make sure you’re ready for all types of occasions with our top five ways to wear a blouse. Put together by our styling experts here at Lily Ella, this post is designed to help you achieve a glamorous, coordinated look with a tunic, women’s button down shirt or casual blouse.

Ladies evening blouse with velvet trousers

Effortlessly glamorous, this evening blouse and velvet trouser combo from Lily Ella is designed to add a touch of luxury to any afternoon excursion. Whether it be attending a seasonal party or heading out for something to eat, you’ll feel comfortable and confident in the Bobby Blouse and Velvet Trouser pairing.

Lightweight and colourful, our patterned ladies evening blouse is this season’s essential wardrobe piece. Perfect for Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve get-togethers and everything in between, the rich wine colours and relaxed fit lend themselves to the winter festivities.

Adding to that feeling of luxury are Lily Ella’s own velvet trousers for women. Available in black, navy and wine, these fabulous trousers lend themselves to any smart outfit or party look, and they can’t be beaten in comfort. Featuring a fully elasticated waist and made from a polyester and elastane mix that allows a touch of additional stretch across the garment, our inclusively-sized velvet trousers are flattering for all shapes and sizes.

Patterned blouse and matching skirt

Elegant and versatile, if you’re on the lookout for the perfect coordinated look to wear for any occasion, pairing our Antalya Blouse with the matching Antalya Skirt is the way to go. Achieving a put-together look in just two steps, this blouse co-ord is playful and bright without losing any of its class.

Featuring a navy colour scheme as the base, both the Antalya skirt and ladies button down shirt are overlaid with a beautiful floral pattern in coral and pink hues. This delightful design is built on by the simple, relaxed shape of the blouse and the delicate flowing finish on the matching skirt, giving you a carefree outfit that works right from now all the way through to next spring.

Casual blouse with jeans

Casual? Yes. Boring? Never! Pairing a casual blouse with a simple pair of jeans is the easiest way to create an everyday outfit that offers both comfort and style. There is a trick to achieving this casual look, however, and if you’ve ever caught yourself wondering how to wear a blouse with jeans then let us share the secret - layering.

Jeans will always go with a blouse, they’re made for one another, but if you’re hoping for a relaxed look rather than a smart casual style, try layering our Beeston Blouse over a plain grey top and adding your pair of Essential Jeans. The rich olive tones and supporting black notes of the casual blouse set against the soft grey colour of the top adds dimension to the look, giving you an outfit that manages to be relaxed and chic all at the same time. Once you’re happy with your casual blouse outfit, finish off the look with a chunky belt, comfortable shoes and a piece of jewellery or two and you’re ready to face the day.

Layered denim blouse outfit

With the chilly weather underway, why not add more layering essentials to your everyday wardrobe by pairing our Hadrian Blouse with a simple pair of jeans? Relaxed and comfortable, this denim blouse balances soft blue colours and nature-inspired patterns to create the perfect casual layering shirt for winter and beyond.

Giving the appearance of a classic denim blouse without the inconvenience of any restrictive non-stretch materials, the Hadrian blouse offers style and comfort while the light blue colour allows for easy pairing with our Essential Jeans. From there, all you need to do is layer a simple white shirt underneath and leave the denim blouse unbuttoned for a breezy, casual look. Finally, finish it off with a pair of chunky brown chelsea boots and you’re ready for any occasion the weekend may bring.

Collarless blouse with ladies wool trousers

A standout, elegant blouse from the Lily Ella collection, the Osborne Blouse stands alongside the Bobby Blouse as one of the best festive-season party wardrobe staples this year. Boasting a luxurious green and black colour scheme in a vibrant print, this collarless blouse features comfortable ¾ length sleeves, a contrast trim on the neck, cuffs and hem and a button front, all of which combine to create an effortlessly elegant evening blouse.

To finish off this women’s tunic look, we recommend styling it with a pair of our Luxe wool blend seam trousers in black. Endlessly versatile and sophisticated, these smart trousers bring comfort and style to any outfit thanks to their luxurious jersey fabric and pull-on waistband. From here, simply choose your favourite black boots, or an elegant pair of heels if you’re headed to a party, and get ready to go out in style!

Shop stylish ladies blouses at Lily Ella

From party-ready evening blouses to chic, casual button down shirts that can be worn any day of the week, the range of ladies blouses in Lily Ella’s latest womenswear collection has all the staples you need for your winter wardrobe. Browse our full selection of women’s blouses, ladies tunics and casual shirts online at Lily Ella and find something you’ll love.