The flamenco blouse that’ll liven up your summer wardrobe

Tiered sleeve blouse, Marks & Spencer | Mustard wide leg cropped trousers, Marks & Spencer | Raffia embroidered mules, Marks & Spencer (out of stock online, in red here) | Bag, edit.58 | Sunglasses, & Other Stories | Earrings, Marks & Spencer | Photos: Eleanor Skan

I’m partial to a great blouse. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed.

For the past couple of summers, it’s all been about the Bardot blouse, off the shoulder, a little bit sassy, a whole lot of trouble regarding bras.

This year, the Bardot has bells on. And M&S have come up with the ultimate – taking a pinch of the trend for sleeve details and mixing it up with last year’s Bardot.

There are a few brilliant things about this particular blouse. Firstly, the inky blue colour. Lovely. It’ll mix well with denim, especially with this season’s white jean trend. But if you wanted to up the ante on glamour, you could wear with a longer line pencil skirt (this is lovely) and heels – perfect for wedding season.

Secondly, it’s not too low on the shoulder, meaning you can wear pretty bras and showing off a bit of the strap won’t matter. This is also great if, like me, you don’t really love showing off cleavage. For no other reason than I’m a bit of a prude – if you want to show off more – and you go girl – buy a size up and play around with the amount of shoulder you show off.

I’ve worn it with these brilliant mustard yellow cropped trousers, which are such a great way to bring some colour into your wardrobe. They’re structured too, so would be perfect for smarter office wear. Try wearing with a striped tee and double breasted blazer (like this one).

Adding raffia accessories like the shoes (which are out of stock online, but still in-store and available in red online here) and a big shopping basket makes the whole thing feel much more summery.

Bring on the sunshine, we’re ready. Me and my flamenco sleeves.

 

This post was in association with Marks & Spencer, but all styling, words, thoughts and images are my own work.

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