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Reinventing the Boring Blouse

With inspiration from Oslo Fashion Week.

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Outside of Oslo Fashion Week All photos by Joe Harper

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This spring and summer, button-down blouses (like every other top) got an off-the-shoulder update. The trend’s sticking around for fall, along with other add-ons like exaggerated cuffs, dramatic necklines (both very high and very low), and Edwardian sleeves.

The TL;DR is that Net-a-Porter is stocking this look in spades from Gucci, Isabel Marant, Self-Portrait, and plenty more. Below, a handful of ways to turn arguably the most boring category of clothing — the blouse — into something fun, as seen on the streets of Oslo’s Fashion Week.

Outside of Oslo Fashion Week

Similar styles: Tibi’s off-the-shoulder striped top, $375; Zara off-the-shoulder poplin top, $29.90; Uniforme Jenna off-the-shoulder top, $325.

Outside of Oslo Fashion Week

Similar styles: Vanessa Seward crepe blouse, $485; Elizabeth and James Landon chiffon blouse, $295; Babaton Adrian blouse, $49.99.

Outside Oslo Fashion Week

Similar styles: Isabel Marant Skara cotton-poplin blouse, $480; Joie Elkton top, $268.

Outside Oslo Fashion Week

Similar styles: Jil Sander Bus blouse, $450; Everlane Japanese oxford bib top, $68; Jacquemus off-the-shoulder top, $380.

Outside of Oslo Fashion Week

Similar styles: Suno trumpet sleeve cotton top, $395; Theory Lexanda cotton top, $265; & Other Stories Trumpet V-neck top, $85.

Outside of Oslo Fashion Week

Similar styles: H&M long cotton shirt, $29.99; Everlane relaxed poplin shirt, $65.