When I Don’t Know What to Wear, I Default to This Cute Top With Jeans or Skirts

Deciding what to wear is hard. Deciding what to wear when the weather goes from freezing to sunny in an instant is even trickier. This is why I’ve found myself defaulting to the same reliable outfit over the past few weeks—one that’ll see me through summer, too.

When I found myself looking to add to my wardrobe earlier this season, in lieu of T-shirts and vest tops, I kept gravitating towards a prettier and more grown-up, alternative: short-sleeved blouses. Whilst this might not sound like the most exciting top trend out there, it is one with staying power, especially if you look to more classic iterations in versatile colours. Elevating my jeans outfits in ways no jersey top could, this season’s short-sleeved blouses are cute, elegant and the perfect pairing for your favourite casual trousers and skirts.

Influencer styles a short sleeve blouse with jeans.

Cropping up across high-street and designer retailers, the short-sleeved blouse trend is set to be one of the season’s most important buys. Whilst some brands have veered towards a romantic feel—adorning their versions with high collars and ample frills, others have taken a more relaxed approach, favouring loose and casual cuts in vivid summer shades. With a “feminine” energy that’s perfect for styling in the height of summer, the new-season trend often features a billowy silhouette that allows for breathability and lasting comfort.

Influencer styles a short sleeve blouse.

From Dôen to H&M, scroll on to shop the short-sleeved blouses I’ve bookmarked for this summer, plus some pieces I know they’ll look chic with.