We all have our daily uniforms, and there’s a lot to love about your usual white tee and jeans. But sometimes we want to take it up a notch. Whether it’s date night or a summery dinner with the girls, sometimes you want to reach for a top that will take your outfit to the next level. We found our favorite summer tops for dressing up your white jeans for exactly that reason!
Let’s get a little floral to start. A colorful, floaty blouse injects enough flair to dress up your jeans but isn’t overwhelming. I’m really feeling this Mille Charlie top in white and yellow. I love the tie at the neck and the huge statement sleeves. The purple and green color palette of this Kobi Halperin blouse is surprising but elegant, and it’s on super sale. On the more casual side of things, this bohemian Johnny Was blouse has colorful floral embroidery, but it feels like just one step above a t-shirt.
If you find yourself drawn to white, there’s plenty of summer-y, long-sleeved options. If you like a little more coverage, a monochromatic white outfit makes things feel more appropriate. This scalloped peasant blouse from Anthropologie has tons of fun design features, like neat pleats on the back and the floral embroidery motif. This fluttery sleeve blouse with romantic layers and a high-neck also scores major style points.
I’m also obsessed with Mango’s floral, long-sleeved blouse. It shows just enough through the openwork embroidery. If you’re loving the lace trend, then I found the shirt worth splurging on. This ME + EM shirt is an absolute statement piece. I love the all-over flowers and the crispness of the stark white cuffs. It will also work well into fall, with a dark pair of trousers.
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