As a personal stylist, blouses for work has been a popular request from my clients. I think it has to do with winter ending. Pullover sweaters are starting to feel stuffy or too warm, and the call for a fresh work uniform has begun.
Topshop Colorful Metallic Blouse
This Topshop Colorful Blouse may seem too racy for work, but a Nic + Zoe black tank underneath will fix that. When the weekend comes, just wear a black bra underneath it to embrace its full sexy glory. This top is available at Nordstrom and Yoox.
Parker Exie Floral Silk Top
This Parker Exie Floral Silk Top is a real favorite of these blouses for work. It’s fresh, feminine, and the ruffled sleeves are thin enough to fit comfortably under a blazer. I recommend pairing it with a blush blazer or a red blazer. Boden makes a very cool red blazer right now, and Banana Republic’s fabulous red blazer is still available. This top is sold at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks 5th Avenue.
A.L.C. Anton Printed Top
Okay, maybe I spoke too soon. This A.L.C. Anton Printed Top is perfection, and you don’t have to tuck it in — I can hear the sigh of relief some of you just did. It is beautiful, flattering, and effortless. If you feel the space between the silk covered buttons, you can have a tailor put snaps on to keep the fabric closed (that’s what I’m doing).
Paige Giuliana Silk Top
This Paige Giuliana Silk Top is for a more fun office environment. I love blouses for work that can easily go from the office to happy hour and take you through the weekend. I love pairing this top with the J.Crew Cameron pant in heather saddle and these Paul green berry suede pumps. This top is available at Nordstrom, Paige, Shopbop, Neiman Marcus, and Saks 5th Avenue.
Rebecca Taylor Jardin Floral Button-Front Top
This Rebecca Taylor Jardin Floral Button-Front Top is another gorgeous work top that doesn’t need to be tucked in. Hurray! It technically has a navy base, but you will notice that it can pair with both navy and black. This top is available at Bloomingdale’s, Rebecca Taylor, and Anthropologie.
Parker Oriana Button Front Silk Blend Blouse
I have never had so many gorgeous blouses for work to offer you! I adore this Parker Oriana Button Front Silk Blend Blouse. The sleeves have slits, so they may get in your way. The solution is to hem them (if you must), but they are just so lovely. Some clients have asked, “Is it okay if the sleeves hang out of my jacket sleeve?” The answer is, yes it is okay, but feel free to tuck them up if you’re not feeling it. This top is available at Nordstrom and Amazon.
AllSaints Toni Plume Chiffon Top
This AllSaints Toni Plume Chiffon Top looks fantastic in person. It’s easiest to pair these with black pants (I recommend pairing the Kobi Halperin Alexandra pant), but it also pairs with charcoal grey and most greens. See my full list of the best work pants, here.
Madewell Lyric Sugar Dot Wrap Top
This Madewell Lyric Sugar Dot Wrap Top is a more casual blouse for work, but still office-appropriate. Pair it with jeans on the weekend — or on the job, if your workplace is more casual. I am absolutely spoiling you guys, you don’t have to tuck this top in either! Pair it with red, yellow, and camel pants. The J.Crew Cameron pant comes in all those colors. This top is available at Nordstrom and Madewell.
Vince Ditsy Dot Long Sleeve Silk Blend Button-Up Shirt
This Vince Ditsy Dot Long Sleeve Silk Blend Button-Up Shirt runs large and is intentionally breezy. If you’re looking for a more fitted look skip this, but I love the look. Just size down. This top is available at Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.
Joie Bolona E
You will absolutely adore this Joie Bolona E with your camel work bottoms — I recommend the J.Crew Cameron pant in heather saddle. It also works with burgundy pants. This top is available at Zappos, Joie, Amazon, and Saks 5th Avenue.
Boden The Silk Shirt
Some of you know, I was just at Altitude Summit. I attended with my dear friend Auco Mai, the e-commerce expert behind numerous companies, including Crummy Bunny. Day after day she saw me in my outfits and stated, “You are a power dresser.” I agreed. To stand out is powerful, and I dress to stand out. This Boden The Silk Shirt is a definite power top in the workplace. You will be noticed by your superiors. This top is available at Nordstrom and Boden.
Chelsea28 Raw Edge Tank
The green of this Chelsea28 Raw Edge Tank is flattering on almost all, if not every skin tone. You can tuck or not tuck in this top — your choice. I hate that it is polyester, but it fits so darn well I have put it on many clients.
I want more joy in your workwear and this Joie Samyra top can help. Playful, but still serious, this bold top is going to get you excited to go to work. This top is available at Zappos, Joie, Saks 5th Avenue, Shopbop, and Bloomingdale’s.
Joie Shauna Mixed Animal Print Blouse
Joie used to be my go-to for blouses for work, but they got to be a bit stale. As you can tell, they have refreshed themselves. This Joie Shauna Mixed Animal Print Blouse is just the second of a handful of Joie tops I want to show you today. This top is available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks 5th Avenue, and Joie.
Joie Bolona Silk Blouse
Joie Bolona C Silk Top – Plum
The Joie Bolona C Silk Top – Plum is actually the same cut as the top above, but I love the sheer sleeves and stunning print. Please get this and report back to me how much you love it. You are seeing it tucked, but it is actually short enough to be left untucked. You’re welcome! This top is available at Joie, Zappos, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus.
Joie Bolona C floral-print silk-georgette blouse
One last Joie Bolona C floral-print silk-georgette blouse. So many women need more navy tops, so I had to throw this one in here too.
Forever 21 Chiffon Tie-Front Top
I actually haven’t seen this Forever 21 Chiffon Tie-Front Top in person, but I believe it is a perfect knock-off of a top I really wanted to show you, so I included it in the post. Please let me know if you try it. Is the fit horrific? Does it deteriorate after a single wear? My apologies for recommending something I haven’t investigated, but I just adored the top it copies.