With back-to-school shopping and fall edging in from all sides, we’re looking to our closets for items we can refurbish now as we slowly rebuild our overall wardrobe. One piece we’re in particular still head over heels for is the high-collared blouse. Interpreted in several renditions from a breezy sleeveless shirt to a Audrey Hepburn-esque funnel neck shirt.
Whether you’re soaking up your last sun rays or back to hitting the books, these shirts offer plenty of versatility for the typical what-to-wear morning dilemma. We scoured our favorite style blogs to see just how these fashionites are donning their high-collared blouses and compiled them here for your own dose of inspiration. Enjoy!
We're super into how Natasha from SnowBlackBlog pairs her high-collared, printed breezy blouse with cut-off shorts to achieve a beachy feel. Plus the car? Extra style points.
This may be the ultimate back-to-school outfit, if you ask us. We're loving how a basic high-collared white oxford shirt and sweater can be instantly feminine when worn with a striking pencil skirt, as seen on Morning Cloak.
When worn with a denim jacket, a bold colored blouse can be made more casual for an easy night full of fun as Liz from Late Afternoon proves.
Wowza! One our favorite small screen stars and style bloggers, Ashley Madekwe displays on her blog, Ring My Bell, just how sexy a high-collared shirt can go when paired with a pleated leather mini and bright red booties.
Looking to infuse a pop of prep? Try donning a blouse with a high collar in a ditsy, girly pattern like Lynsey Michelle from Law of Fashion.
Our favorite resident rock 'n' revivalist, Krystal Simpson, the force behind What is Reality Anyway sports a full-on retro look composed of printed trousers, high-collared blouse, vest and blazer.
Afraid of overheating in a high-collared blouse? Try a sheer option like Julie from Sincerely, Jules.
We love how a high-collared blouse plays on androgyny, topped off with a hat, Dylana from Color Me Nana marvels us with her take on masculinity.
Looking for a more classic approach? We love how in this look from Damsel in Dior, a funnel neck suffices to provide a similar vibe but still appears a bit more on the demure side.
Don't be afraid of a little denim! When worn with a transparent maxi skirt and bibbed collar to accentuate your shirt, you're in the clear just like Instinto de Vestir.