The Perfect White Blouse is a Travel Essential

The perfect white blouse - a travel essential!I just got back from a fabulous four day trip to Washington, D.C. Sightseeing in the nation’s capital was amazing – the monuments were inspiring and the museums made me wish I had another four days to spend exploring! Dressing for a hectic trip is challenging, especially when a busy day hoofing it through the National Mall is followed directly by a swanky event. My go-to item? The perfect white blouse!

There are many variations of the classic white shirt. But, whatever version you choose – traditional tailored, vintage-inspired, or cosmopolitan – this is the handiest item in your suitcase.

For example, pair a white shirt with walking shorts, gladiator sandals and a cotton scarf. You’ll be comfortable while touring the sights, plus you’ll look chic enough to stop for lunch at a trendy bistro.

Take the same white shirt, add patterned capris and kitten heels. You’re ready for a dinner al fresco.

Or maybe you’re looking forward to some night life? Grab that shirt, pair it with a short skirt, heels and look-at-me jewelry and you’re ready to dance the night away!

I’ve highlighted a few of my top picks here. You may find your favorites at Ann Taylor, Talbots, and Macy’s.

  • Polo Ralph Lauren short top ($205 –
  • Floral top (€69 –
  • Vero Moda white top ($28 –

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    Mellissa Rose Plowman

    I agree with you! I always pack a white blouse & a white v-neck t-shirt and a white tank with me when I travel. White is so versatile and goes so many other colors and since we go to the beach a lot – it looks great with a tan!

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