8 Work Blouses That Can Also Play + The 4 Jackets That Go With Them

Some of my clients like to keep their work wardrobe separate from their personal wardrobe to avoid feeling like they’re going to work in their free time. But other clients want the least amount of clothing, and that means multi-tasking. Work blouses that can also parade through the weekend are one of the biggest requests for these wardrobes. Being able to pair a top with both slacks and jeans makes their day. I think it will make yours too.

Lewit Surplice Silk Blouse

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Lewit $249 $124.49

Everyone is surprised when I pull this Lewit Surplice Silk Blouse. They find the sleeves intimidating, but it is very flattering for ladies with narrow or average width shoulders. And you don’t have to tuck it in, which everyone loves. For a bold look, you can pair it with this 1901 red blazer or keep it safe and sexy with the 1.State black blazer. It is wonderful for dressing up. For a night out, just grab a black, yellow, or red shawl.

Sizing Tip: True to size, but comparing it to a size up would be a good idea.

Rebecca Taylor Vivianna Silk Blouse

This Rebecca Taylor Vivianna Silk Blouse is my favorite of all the work blouses that can also play. The print is incredibly versatile, the fabric feels amazing, and it’s very flattering. Pair it with the Rebecca Taylor blush leather jacket, this 1901 red blazer, or the navy J.Crew Regent blazer. For a lighter look, just grab a navy, red, or mustard shawl. This top is available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Rebecca Taylor.

Sizing Tip: True to size, but seems to also work a size down.

Equipment Brett Silk Blend Shirt

I love this soft and subtly-bold Equipment Brett Silk Blend Shirt. Tuck it in and pair it with the 1901 red blazer. For a night out, just grab a yellow or red shawl. For how to wear a shawl, click here. This shirt is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Saks 5th Avenue.

Sizing Tip: Runs slightly large, order your regular size and a size down to compare.

Reformation Corinne Top

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Reformation $128 $76.80

This Reformation Corinne Top might not be suitable for the work blouses post as it has naked people on it, but for a creative industry, it should be fine! If you work in a conservative environment, definitely do not wear this. Pair it with the navy J.Crew Regent blazer or try a light or dark blue shawl.

Sizing Tip: Runs small, order a size up from what you usually wear.

Cupcakes And Cashmere Floral Print Blouse

I personally own this Cupcakes And Cashmere Floral Print Blouse. You know I rarely recommend polyester items, but this is soft, drapes well, and is very flattering. Tuck it in and pair it with the Rebecca Taylor blush leather jacket and blush shoes.

Sizing Tip: Runs true to size.

Theory Classic Menswear Silk Work Blouses

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Theory $335 $200.98

I have so much fun with this Theory Classic Menswear Silk Shirt. Instead of the usual white work blouses, I love this off-white artistic print top. Tuck it in skirts or pants and pair it with my favorite 1.State black blazer. I haven’t been able to try this one with the 1901 blazer yet, but I’m thinking the sheen of the shirt might be too shiny for it. This shirt is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Sizing Tip: Runs true to size to slightly big since it’s Theory’s version of oversize.

Equipment Cornelia Print Silk Blouse

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Equipment $295 $265.50

Throw a black tank top under this Equipment Cornelia Print Silk Blouse for work, and then just wear a black bra under it for a night out. Pair it with my favorite 1.State black blazer or the 1901 red blazer. For a night out, just grab a black, yellow, or red shawl. For how to wear a shawl, click here. This blouse is available at Nordstrom, Zappos, Neiman Marcus, and Saks 5th Avenue.

Sizing Tip: Runs slightly large, order your regular size and a size down to compare.

Halogen Cap Sleeve Woven Blouse

Everyone is loving the sweetness of the boldly-printed Halogen Cap Sleeve Woven Blouse. Pair it with the 1901 red blazer. They were made for each other.

Sizing Tip: Runs true to size.

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