If one item of clothing can instantly conjure up sun-filled days it’s a broderie anglaise blouse. And now that the sun has finally made an appearance, it’s time to invest.
Although broderie anglaise is a stalwart warm-weather staple, it’s never been as profelic as this season, making multiple appearances on the runways of Erdem, Alexander McQueen and Simone Rocha.
Getting a little 2020 update, this season the blouse comes in various iterations, with oversized collars, puff sleeves, and frills, making them extra covetable. Colours vary too, but for the ultimate in chic style stick to classic white.
Now with the latest going-ons, it might just mean that you’ll have to enjoy your new blouse on the comfort of your couch/in your garden.
But the blouse is super lightweight, great for wearing as sun streams through windows, or cooling you down if you’re blessed with an outdoor space you can hijack for sun-worshiping. Or if you’re WFH, the boujee blouse will make you look polished if you need to make a work video call.
Wear it now layered under cardigans, and crew-necks, paired with jeans and trainers, and once the summer hits team it with floaty midi skirts and sandals.
From H&M to Topshop, here are some of my fave broderie anglaise blouses: