Smarten up for spring in our favourite silk blouses and shirts

18 April 2013

A silk blouse or shirt is the one wardrobe hero that you can always rely on for instant elegance and confidence.

With spring/summer 2013 pieces hitting the shops, it's clear that we're about to see a return to timeless styles that pull every woman's look together instantly - whether you're heading out for dinner, to the boardroom or relaxing at home. And, if that means effortless, no-fuss dressing from a few stylish staples, including that forever-faithful silk blouse or shirt - then we can't wait for the new season to start!

Click through our pick of the best silk blouses and shirts now - you're guaranteed to find something you'll love...

Jaeger Tie Neck Blouse, £160

Jaeger Tie Neck Blouse, £160

Inspired by Samantha Cameron's style? The snap up this warm weather work hero. Available at John Lewis (opens in new tab).

Comptoir des Cotonniers Shirt, was £110 now £77

Comptoir des Cotonniers Shirt, was £110 now £77

Comptoir des Cotonniers (opens in new tab) are renowned for their effortlessly stylish separates. You'll want to wear this loose-fitting, soft silk shirt time and time again.

Miu Miu Silk & Chiffon Pussy Bow Blouse, £570

Miu Miu Silk & Chiffon Pussy Bow Blouse, £570

Add a little spring sunshine to your wardrobe with this daffodil yellow Miu Miu pussy bow blouse from Net-a-Porter (opens in new tab). The perfect way to brighten up dull days.

Reiss Camille Shirt, £110

Reiss Camille Shirt, £110

This Reiss shirt (opens in new tab) is a real investment piece. You'll want to wear it time and time again.

Jaeger Spot Print Blouse, £150

Jaeger Spot Print Blouse, £150

Try a statement print! Polka dots were all over the spring/summer 2013 catwalks. This Jaeger blouse is a grown-up way to work the trend. Available from John Lewis (opens in new tab).

Oasis Safari Shirt, £58

Oasis Safari Shirt, £58

Colour-pop safari shirts are an easy way to brighten up staples. We love this one by Oasis (opens in new tab). It's the perfect shade of summer blue.

Whistles Georgia Oversized Blouse, £110

Whistles Georgia Oversized Blouse, £110

Or how about this khaki oversized safari blouse by Whistles (opens in new tab)? We'll be wearing it with pale chinos and a heel.

Reiss Pippy Blouse, £89

Reiss Pippy Blouse, £89

The smartest way to wear spring's new citrus hues - good work Reiss (opens in new tab)!