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.

Comptoir des Cotonniers Shirt, was £110 now £77

Comptoir des Cotonniers Shirt, was £110 now £77

Comptoir des Cotonniers 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. The perfect way to brighten up dull days.

Reiss Camille Shirt, £110

Reiss Camille Shirt, £110

This Reiss shirt 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.

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. 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? 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!