Women's clothes tend to be less expensive than men's (thank goodness!), which means we can splurge on more outfits without breaking the bank. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need to shop smartly and economically, right?
One surefire way to save up on outfits is investing and splurging when it comes to your loose tops! You can easily and more affordably switch up your everyday look with different baggy blouses since they are more affordable and varied than your bottoms. And if you’re still not convinced, here are 6 fantastic reasons why you should put loose tops at the top of your shopping list today:
- Unlimited Choices
One simple reason to make the most out of baggy blouses is the sheer amount of choices available to you. There are literally a thousand different designs to choose from—not to mention tons and tons of different styles, cuts, fabrics, colours, and patterns you can enjoy! You can recreate looks from your fave celebs, follow current fashion trends, or even make up your own style.
Shop the Look: Orange Fish Print Viscose Tunic, £49.00 GBP
From a myriad of colours to diverse patterns, there's really no stopping you from picking up all kinds of loose shirts and trendsetting combos. The fact that you have a vast number of options is a good enough reason to have an oversized top as your go-to piece no matter what the occasion! Plus, it’s easier to wear matching pieces when you’re on a fun and fab girls’ day out with the squad, don’t you think?
- Loose Top Layers
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Loose shirts can be layered with practically anything! Layering not only keeps you bundled up and warm, but it also gives you the right kind of coverage so you won’t have to worry about wardrobe malfunctions underneath. Layers also give you more mobility and freedom from too-tight items that restrict your movements.
Shop the Look: Nude Blouse with Polka Dots, £14.99 GBP (was £30.00)
Shop the Look: Round Neck Rib Knit Long Sleeve Top - Black, £40.00 GBP
Loose tops can even be used to make what were once unwearable pieces more conservative. Before you think about getting rid of the strapless elements and the too-short items in your closet, learn to layer them the right way to keep you covered! As long as you pair them nicely with a conservative shirt underneath, you can wear almost any kind of clothes. Yes, you can still wear that gorgeous fabric with an unfortunate deep neckline or that fantastic satin thin-strapped one-piece—all hope definitely isn’t lost!
- Confidence Boost
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Loose blouses come in many different designs, so whether you’re rushing to that team meeting or hard at work trying to wow your clients with that big presentation, you can still strut your stuff at the office like the empowered femme fatale that you are. You can choose from modestly cut tops that are simple enough to be worn again and again to your workplace, but at the same time, they can also add an extra oomph to your outfit while giving you that well-deserved confidence boost!
Shop the Look: White Butterfly Sleeve Crop Top, £19.99 GBP
Shop the Look: Lyie Grey Top, £27.00 GBP
Many loose fitting blouses have unique sleeves that can add some excitement to your work outfit while still keeping you modest and subtle. Choose from mid-length, flared, bell sleeves, ruffled, frilled cuffs, puffed sleeves, and so many other options. With a closet full of long-sleeved shirts, you will never have a dull fashion day in your office!
- Versatile Looks
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The cut and design of your top can easily transform your look in the blink of an eye. If you're travelling, it's a great idea to stock up on loose shirts and pack just a few bottoms. A classic pair of blue jeans can be styled with a simple white shirt for an easy, casual look. Then, you can swap it out with a satiny black button-down for a more effortlessly chic attire.
Shop the Look: Wrap Blouse in Leopard Print, £17.00 GBP (was £34.00)
Shop the Look: Floral Long Sleeve Tie Blouse, £25.00 GBP
That said, it’s always a good idea to have a few different patterns in your closet. Animal prints, floral designs, and even polka dots and stripes can have a massive effect on the overall vibe of your outfit. The whole mood of your look can be changed depending on how your modest top is styled, regardless if you wear the same pair of jeans! It’s really all about showcasing your unique personality within with how you style your loose tops. Besides, having constant bottoms that you can pair with anything cuts your prep time in half when you’re rushing out in the morning.
- 100% Comfort
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For days when you just want to laze around and relax, sweaters and oversized shirts are the perfect go-to clothes. Maximise your comfort with effortless lounge outfits that keep you nice and snug all day, whether you’re staying at home or heading out the door. Loose shirts allow for freer body movement, so you can go out and run errands all day—stress-free and fuss-free.
Shop the Look: MZC Oversized Sweatshirt, £17.00 GBP
Shop the Look: V-Neck Simple Top Dusty Blue, £54.00 GBP
Make sure to choose oversized tops made from cotton and other soft, lightweight material for maximum cosiness. For colder days, you can even opt for tops that are made from wool, while rayon is the perfect fabric for the hot summer season. Even the material of your loose blouses can affect your overall comfort!
- Creative Diva
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Because baggy blouses have so many variants out there, you can easily explore and stretch your creative legs! Fashion is all about showing off your innovative talent and showcasing your personality.
Shop the Look: Lilac Frill Detail Floral Shirt, £19.99 GBP (was £39.00)
Shop the Look: Pussy Bow Blouse - Champagne, £28.00 GBP
Shop the Look: Blouson Blouse in Navy, £20.00 GBP
By wearing loose blouses, you can keep to the conservative ideals you uphold and still let loose on your fashion skills. Creating new and fashionable looks is easy as pie when you already have a few loose fitting blouses in your closet. After all, when it comes to conservative shirts, the sky’s the limit!