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21 Really Great Shirts And Blouses

Shirts make excellent wardrobe staples all year round. Check out our edit of the classics you’ll wear forever.

Shirts and blouses are a wonderfully versatile wardrobe staple. We adore a pressed white cotton example with an upturned starched collar (nothing looks better with a simple pair of jeans). Equally, we are enamoured of a long flowing rendition with billowing sleeves; and then there are the pretty print blouses we adore; those with nipped-in waists and pinched up sleeves, 1940s style; we love the oversized and the checked worn open over a T-shirt; and we rate the arty cheesecloth style and the boxy too… the list goes on and on, from the classic to the fashion-forward.

A good shirt can be worn all year round. There are few looks as lovely as relaxed rolled-up shirt sleeves with shorts in the summer; alternatively, as the mercury plummets, simply add a chunky knit or a shearling gilet. There are some wonderful ones about at the moment, and here we round up a few of our very favourites.

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Collarless Check Shirt, £171

Arket

Checked Zip Shirt, £29.99

Mango

Pocket Oversize Shirt. £35.99

H&M

Frilled Cotton Blouse, £34.99

Liberty London

Kalinda Embroidered Cotton Shirt, £230

Commes Des Garcons

Sailor Collar Cotton Poplin Shirt, £235

Toast

Selvedge Cotton Ruffle Shirt, £145

& Other Stories

Oversized Wool Shirt Jacket, £175

Zara

Wool Blend Check Shirt, £49.99

Cabbages & Roses

New Mary Shirt In Bloom Floral Prin, £25

Monica Nera

Beige Cotton Shirt, £165

Egg Trading

Ivy, £430

Stella McCartney

Amabella Checked Wool-Twill Shirt, £675

Sezane

Gloria Blouse, £90

Me & Em

Ultimate Mixed Media White Shirt, £135

Sessun

Striped Woven Shirt, £155

Claudie Pierlot

Calmi Ruffle-Trim Striped Cotton Shirt, £209

Ganni

Floral Shirt, £155

Sahara

Cotton Ikat Check Shirt, £149

COS

Denim Cotton Overshirt, £69

Anthropologie

Farm Rio Giustina Lace Blouse, £120, NOW £84

Nancy Alsop

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