Wardrobe Essentials: Silk Blouses


What’s your everyday look? Although I attempt to keep things fresh (but seriously, when will I realize that day dresses are a personal pipe dream?), I do have a mainstay ensemble combination that gets me through most days.

Blazer + Silk(y) Blouse + Denim + Flats = Happy, Stylish, and Comfortable

This is my personal style equation, and I’m a huge fan because you can really change up the vibe with different items from your closet.

Today, let’s talk about silk blouses. (Or shall I say “silky” blouses. Do you think I’m going to wear dry clean only items all the livelong day? No thank you.) Although I do own a few 100% silk blouses, a lot of mine are actually made of rayon or polyester, which give them the silky look, but are machine washable. It’s a win-win, me thinks.

I love the way silky blouses drape on the body, and they are equally as lovely dressed up or down. Pair the blouses with pencil skirts, wide-leg trousers, or denim…the sky’s the limit, really. Here are some of my current favorites.


1. Silk Floral Tee, $112

2. Striped Studio Top, $99

3. Elephant Print Tank, $74

4. Peter Pan Collar Top, $49

5. Silk Petal Blouse, $128

6. Draped Pocket Tee, $34

7. Asymmetric Top, $69

8. Silk Paisley Tee, $112

9. Slit Neck Top, $27

  1. J.Mill

    March 24, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I too love silk-y shirts! I also like buying them a size up and feeling like an olsen twin.

  2. Martha

    March 24, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I love the elephant print blouse !

  3. meagan elizabeth

    March 24, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Love the Kelly Green blouse! Silk(y) blouses are my go-to work uniform. I work with a lot of heavy samples for design, and a simple pant and blouse combo is easy to move around in. Bonus-they can be relatively inexpensive to replace if torn.
    I would love to know what you look for in a day dress, as I wear those almost every day as well!

  4. Stacey

    March 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Ha! The very first thought I had when I saw your post was, “she is crazy, I can’t wear silk blouses as a new mom. Who can afford the time/effort to constantly dry clean!”. And then I read your post, and it all made sense:) I love #8.

  5. Traci

    March 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Still loving that little umbrella print! It’s like polka dots…the sequel.

  6. Ninabi

    March 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Loving #3…I have a pair of red suede flats that would just love to be pals with that cute top.

  7. CarrieO

    March 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Ever since you posted about what you wore the other day I’ve been wondering about where/how to find good “silky” tops and jackets/blazers. I think I need to try this look – I feel so un-put-together and frumpy most of the time. So thank you!