Favorites: The Whitney Blouse

As a consumer I always want to know more about what I'm buying. So I'm starting up this favorites blog series to talk about my favorite designs and give a you a bit more insight into my thought process.

My wardrobe go-to has always been the buttondown blouse. Simple, chic, and versatile. It's the closest thing I have to a uniform. I could easily show up to work every day with the Whitney blouse tucked into a pair of perfectly distressed jeans; accented with a calf-hair belt and low-heeled booties.

I knew when I designed the Whitney blouse, I wanted to add a touch of drama with a slightly higher standup napoleon collar. I'm a sucker for subtle details (they just make everything a little more special), so I added blue-gray accents along the inner placket and collar band.

Then there's the fit. It's tailored but with enough ease to make you feel sexy, not buttoned up. It's the perfect length for tucking in or leaving out and it's great layered or on its own. It's sheer in the way that white silk blouses tend to be sheer, but nothing a nude bra can't fix. In short, it's the blouse I searched everywhere to find, but couldn't, so I designed it myself.

pc: James Liu

pc: James Liu