The Game-Changing Top Every Fashion Girl Needs

Let's talk wardrobe staples. After all, it's January and there's nothing better than a touch of light conversation to kick the winter blues. We’re looking to key pieces that will never, ever go out of style…

The Oxford shirt, a crisp white blouse, and a denim shirt are typically classed as the foundational key tops. Arguably, 2015 cemented another contender to the ranks—the ruffled blouse. Everyone with golden tickets to the FROW seemingly has one, be it a Miu Miu, a silky Gucci number, or a natty one from COS. No wonder, it's the elevated top you can rely upon to add grandeur to a pair of jeans or hold its own in the boardroom without losing one's feminine edge. Sold!

Scroll down to see some of our favourite street stylers wearing their ruffles, then shop our edit.

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A Love Is Blind

Style Notes: The romantic blouse is given the chill treatment with classic jeans and a suede oversized clutch. Copy that.

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A Love Is Blind

Style Notes: Veronika Heilbrunner pulls off zero-effort cool once more in her Miu Miu blouse (tucked in, of course). Bring on spring and then we can leave the layers behind and show off those frills!

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A Love Is Blind

Style Notes: For a more directional spin on the classic ruffle silk top, go for geometric prints and play a game of clash with your mini.

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Style du Monde

Style Notes: Boyfriend jeans will save your ruffled shirt from looking coquettish, so balance the two out.

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Style du Monde

Style Notes: The antidote to high-waisted trousers looking too business-like? You guessed it!

 

Do you have all of the wardrobe staples you need for 2016? Let us know in the comments below.