Soft blouses are the cornerstone of my separates wardrobe. I prefer blouses with long or 3/4 sleeves because Washingtonians love, LOVE, their air conditioning. This contrast trim blouse from Tinley Road has a gorgeous color and a flattering shape (v-neck bow blouses are a little less stuffy than high-neck ones). The blouse also comes in a gorgeous cobalt.
If you like tie-neck tops, I also found this soft ivory blouse with a 3/4 bracelet sleeve and this inexpensive printed bow blouse. Prefer sleeveless? This wave-printed blouse is just $25. I also like this printed blouse and this high-neck top from Mango that comes in wide selection of colors.