Steep vs Cheap: Silk Blouse

Channel two of spring’s hottest trends in one by investing in a brightly hued blouse.

Voluminous silhouettes dominated spring summer catwalks, and dazzling pigments are definitely here to stay. And if carrying bold colours fearlessly is what this season is all about, make sure you invest in a piece that really makes a striking statement.

Enter Gucci. The luxury label’s stunning silk Georgette blouse offers a splash of vibrant orange, and the gold button detailing and pussybow tie lend perfectly to this season’s Seventies glam. We want to wear ours tucked into cream wide-legged trousers to balance out the full-bodied pop of colour, and finish off with leather wedges for sweet statement style.

But coming with a near-couture price tag of £595, it’ll take you to be as bold with the cash as you are with colour to work it this season.

But don’t worry, we’ve got a cheaper luxe substitute to this season’s essential piece.

Diane Von Furstenberg offers the perfect alternative to Gucci’s pricier version. In a similar hue of vivid orange, the DVF Louche blouse features a loose fit and bears blouson sleeves and a pussybow tie to boot – all at under half the cost of Gucci’s version.

The key to rocking it? Pair intense shades with muted tones to ensure your look isn’t too overpowering, and balance the oversized silhouette with a fitted pencil skirt and pared-down pumps for pure lady-like allure.

Which will you go for?

Gucci Silk georgette pussy bow blouse, £565, available at Net-a-Porter. BUY NOW!

Diane Von Furstenberg Bairly louche blouse, £200, available at Matches. BUY NOW!

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