No matter which way you swing it, every woman needs a classic white blouse in her closet. Hence why the white blouse is number two on my top 10 Every Woman Essentials.
1. Tibi Tie-Neck Blouse (now $132, Neiman Marcus): More of a contemporary take on the classic white blouse, I love this shirt by Tibi. A tie collar creates a stand-up effect, and paired with those three-quarter bishop sleeves, this is a blouse that's got personality. The bodice is shaped by a pleated neckline. 100 percent cotton, this is a great example of an essential.
2. J.Crew Three-Quarter Sleeve Stretch Perfect Shirt ($58, J.Crew): What would a Hope Top 10 list be without a little J.Crew love? Borrowed from the boys, but tailored to you, J.Crew's perfect shirt is one I own in several colours. You can't go wrong with a cotton/stretch blend, perfectly placed darts, and three-quarter sleeves. Enough said.
3. Eight Sixty Military Shirt ($66, Revolve Clothing): Loose-fitting in a polyester blend (trust me, it's appropriate in this instance), this camp-style shirt by Eight Sixty will quickly become a regular in your wardrobe rotation. Why do I love it? Check the breast front pockets, tab closure sleeves, and that darling drape. You could style it tucked into a high-waisted skirt, or loose over your favourite skinny pants. Wear it alone or under a sweater. See where I'm going with the versatility factor? Thought so.