The After Hours Blouse

Five ways to wear your work blouse out of office


Words: Afrika Lethabo Bogatsu

A really hectic week ahead of you, you’ve got presentations to prepare for, deadlines to meet, not to mention friends and family to appease. When trying to juggle your professional and social life you can’t afford to drop the style ball and look anything less than the put-together and productive adult that you’d love people to believe you are. This is can be a challenge when you’ve only got a certain number of hours in a day to spend on looking your best. Not to worry: here are five streetstyle-inspired shirts that you can wear to the office, after hours and anytime in between.

Poplin wrap blouse 

Poplin wrap blouse

This poplin blouse is a stylish twist on the much-loved wrap dress that Diane Von Furstenberg gifted the world with back in the early 70s. The shirt features a sexy plunging neckline and exaggerated puffy sleeves that exude whimsical sophistication.

Wear it with your favourite pair of jeans and sky-high heels for an effortlessly chic look.

Nandu shirt

Nandu shirt

When you’re feeling a little daring and need a top to match, this subtly see-through shirt is the ideal option. With delicate eyelet lace detailing around the elbow, collar and chest, this will look great for a night out on the town.

Wear it over a lacy bra and tucked into skin-tight high-waisted jeans with black patent leather boots, for a strong all black ensemble.

Agnes flounce shirt 

agnes flounce shirt

Become the centre of attention in this fresh and fun shirt. Far from your basic button-down, this one will add dramatic flair to your wardrobe thanks to its feminine frilled sleeves.

Wear it with a simple slim pants and metallic flats or platform heels.

Open back shirt

Open back shirt

This shirt is designed with a neat button fastening and split back, all in a lightweight, semi-sheer fabric. It’s ideal for when the weather is hot and you need to keep a level head in cool and considered style.

Wear it with shorts and mules or strappy sandals.

One shoulder choker blouse

One shoulder choker blouse

This bold blouse is made from a soft flowy fabric that not only looks great but feels even better. The on-trend combination of a choker and high neck will update your look.

Wear it with classic suit pants or printed culottes and simple shoes for a look that is both simple and striking.

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