Start from the top down and create your perfect look with summer’s must-have shirts and blouses.

Photography by Keir Harris, Styling by Dan Robinson


Modest styling doesn’t always have to start with a dress. Clever looks using separates can pack as much punch as your favourite kaftan and it’s not as tricky as you think. Behold the blouses to solve every dressing dilemma from this season and beyond.

1. The Shirt

When you’ve nothing to wear, Monse is there with a standout staple to end all staples.
This charming checked shirt speaks for itself. Pair with everything from preppy Capri pants to
relaxed denim jeans.

Earrings by Mounser; Shirt by Monse; Pants by Rosie Assoulin; Shoes by Chloé

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2. The Tee

A short-sleeved t-shirt might not immediately scream modest but, layered under a chic summer coat
or lightweight topper, you have the perfect outfit to get you noticed. Opt for cool logo styles from
the likes of Vetements.

Earrings by Mounser; T-shirt and Boots by Vetements; Pants and Coat by Dries Van Noten

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3. The Blouse

Consider a printed blouse your fast track ticket to style in an instant. Dries Van Noten’s languid,
beautiful botanical option will work hard in your wardrobe and is the perfect piece for elegant day-
to-night dressing.

Earrings by Mounser; Blouse and Skirt by Dries Van Noten; Shoes by Balenciaga

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4. The Layering Tool

Self-Portrait never fail to deliver on wow-factor pieces that make you look twice. What’s more, this
season’s standout strappy styles are ideal for layering over simple shirts and long-sleeved t-shirts for
a contemporary twist on modesty.

Earrings by Mounser; Top by Self-Portrait; Blouse by Beaufille; Pants by Atior; Shoes by Malone Souliers

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Art Direction by Jo Oli, Words by Connie Chamberlayne, Hair and Make-up by Bianca @ MMG Artists, Model is Elwina @ MMG Models