What to Wear with a Loose Blouse: 10 Classy Options

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A loose blouse can transform an otherwise mundane get-up into a polished, classy, and elegant ensemble.

The question is, what should you wear with a loose blouse?

Well, we’ve got just the right pieces to pair them with. In fact, for the rest of this guide, we’re going to cover 10 of the absolute best pieces to pair with your favorite blouse.

Let’s dive right in!

1. High-Waisted Jeans

High-waisted jeans are the best choice of clothing to wear with a loose top.

Whether you’re heading out for a casual day at the mall or you’re on your way to an overdue appointment, high-waisted jeans are always there for you—good times and bad. Not to mention, they’re super flattering and are a major confidence booster.

For more of a casual day out on the town, try a pair of high-waisted, straight-leg jeans with your loose top tucked in.

If your blouse allows for it, opt for some distressing.

Slip into some coordinating loafers or a sleek pair of sock booties to tie your look together. And in cooler temps, layer on a classy overcoat. Don’t forget a statement belt and matching handbag.

2. A Miniskirt

Miniskirts make for an ideal look next to flowy blouses.

Going out for drinks after work? Miniskirt.

Off to a concert in the park? Miniskirt.

Regardless of the occasion, it’s the perfect combination of classy and flirty to wear absolutely anywhere.

With a black, sheer blouse, add a black leather miniskirt to send off just the right amount of bombshell vibes.

Slip into some strappy black heels, or add some color with some daring red pumps. Or, for more of a romantic and sweet look, try a loose colorful top with a tennis skirt. Lace-up some chunky white sneakers and a pair of white crew socks, and you’re ready to party.

3. Wide-Leg Pants

If you didn’t know, wide-leg pants are everything right now–and for good reason.

They’re some of the most fashionable bottoms to wear, and they’re available in plenty of different styles to complement nearly any event. Not to mention, loose blouses are wide-leg pants’ best friends.

Tuck in an oversized white button-down top into a pair of dark-wash wide-leg jeans.

Complete the look with a couple of snakeskin booties and a skinny black belt. Or, for more of a professional look, try a pair of white paper-waist, wide-leg pants with a darker blouse. Add in some black or nude pumps and a coordinating handbag, and you’re ready to steal the show.

4. Dress Shorts

For warmer days that still call for a bit of sophistication, dress shorts are the way to go.

They’re classy, cute, and still offer plenty of class for lunch with colleagues or more of an elegant take on a classic summer ensemble.

Go for some beige and white striped, high-waisted dress shorts alongside a loose cream-colored or white blouse. Top it all off with some nude strappy heels and a cream purse.

Or try out a pair of classic black shorts with a colorful or striped short-sleeved blouse. Add in some bold flats and buckle up a sleek matching belt.

Viola! You’re ready to take on the heat. Classily, of course.

5. A Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts add just the right amount of dimension to a loose top.

It’ll say, “Hey, look this way!” while your blouse works hard in the background to make the combo work.

And, even better, they’re the perfect work-appropriate partner for your refined blouse.

The ideal way to have all eyes on you during an upcoming presentation is to pair a super high-waisted black velvet, knee-length pencil skirt with a silk blouse.

Add in a pair of black pointed-toe pumps, and you’ll be ready to shine. Or, for more of a subtle, suave combination, try an oversized sweater with a black leather pencil skirt.

Slip on your favorite black booties, and you may as well crown yourself queen over the world of loose tops.

6. The Bare Minimum

Plenty of oversized blouses these days are also long enough to act as an entire dress. And we’re here for it.

If you’ve got a loose top that can double as a shirt dress, you’re well on your way toward style city.

Opt for a long button-down white or baby blue shirt and cinch it at the waist with your favorite skinny black belt.

Then, all that’s left are the shoes. Go for a pair of black over-the-knee suede boots, and you’re ready to paint the town red.

7. Flare Jeans

When I say “flare jeans,” I mean flare jeans.

We might as well reach back into 1972 and pull out a pair of bell-bottoms because we’re going to need some. But luckily, we don’t need to because flares are back—and better than ever before.

And if you’ve ever seen flare jeans, you know that they look fabulous with loose blouses. These days, we’ve got split-hem, raw hem, and all the hems, so you can find exactly what will go best with your flowy top.

For a super classy and elegant look, try a pair of black split-hem flares and tuck in a blouse.

Step into some white alligator ankle booties, some sophisticated jewelry, and hit the road. If it’s a bit chilly, add a beige or burgundy overcoat into the mix to keep the look refined and gorgeous.

Or, for your average Saturday, try a pair of light-wash flares and a balloon-sleeve blouse. Wear the combo with a pair of brown leather sandals and a rancher hat to tie it all in.

8. Dress Pants

Dress pants have left the world of office work.

Well, they’ve more so spread into other realms of style in addition to the corporate area. Whether you want to wear them to work or the movies, they’re incredibly fashionable, and they, of course, look great with loose tops.

For an office ensemble, try a pair of high-waisted, grey plaid dress pants with a loose black, bell-sleeve blouse. Complete the look with a pair of black pumps, and it’s off to work you go.

On the more casual side of the fence, go for some khaki, high-waisted dress pants and tuck in a loose short-sleeve print button-up. Finish the look off with some canvas sneakers or some platform Derby shoes.

9. A Pleated Skirt

Pleated skirts are back. And you don’t have to live on a prairie to wear one.

There are various options, including chiffon and leather styles. The year 2021 has even welcomed hundreds of different patterns back into the skirt game, so you can find a look for any occasion.

If you’re heading to a sophisticated dinner party, try a black pleated midi skirt. Tuck in a high-neck, elbow-length sage-colored blouse, and strap on some black sandal heels.

Add in a polished watch, and you’ll be ready to mingle the night away. For more of a casual pleated-skirt ensemble, try a loose short-sleeve button-up blouse with a patterned knee-length skirt.

Tuck the front of your shirt in and finish the look off with a pair of classic white sneakers.

10. Leggings

After our work-from-home days, leggings are the go-to for most of us.

They’re just so comfortable.

And, if you need to head straight from the store to the gym, your leggings can make an easy transition.

Although they seem to work best with hoodies and tee-shirts, believe it or not, you can wear leggings with blouses, too.

For a cozy day at home or running around town, try out a loose tunic and pair it with some black leggings.

Add in some stylish lined mules, or wear the combo with some classic sneakers. You’ll be good to go all day long.

If you want an office-friendly legging, opt for some black leather leggings and a long coordinating blouse. Step into some black mule heels or your favorite ankle booties, and toss on a black blazer to complete your look.

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Styling a loose blouse doesn’t have to be tough.

Try one of our ten stylish ensembles on for size and see for yourself the fashionable statements you can make.

And, as always, regardless of what you choose to wear alongside your top, wear it with confidence.

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