I need a few blouses and tops to tide me over through summer. I’m good on skirts and dresses, but tops always seem to be the thing I’m missing. Here are a few affordable choices and some tips on how to wear them.
One. The understated animal print on this top is adorable. I’d wear this blouse with a colored trouser. I also wouldn’t tuck it in because the layered accent at the bottom should show. Try these Campbell trousers in ‘dark cobalt’ with a sleek, black necklace.
Two. These envelope tops from Limited are some of my faves. I love the neckline for those of us who weren’t graced with a large bust. I would wear this one on casual Friday with a pair of trouser jeans and a belted cardigan, like this pretty one from Boden.
Three. Red lace is a bold choice for the office, but doable with the right separates. For a more understated look, try a navy inverted-pleated skirt and simple jewelry. For a bolder look, I would try this $25 scalloped-edge coral pencil skirt from JCPenney. Try flesh-toned shoes with both looks.
Four. The bell sleeves on this top are so much fun. I would tuck this blouse into this extremely chic and unique Lavish skirt. It’s pale pink with a tie waist, and will add a dramatic flair to the outfit.
Five. This sleeveless blouse with a delicate black ruffle on the collar is a classic. I would pair it with this full, white skirt from the Dreslyn. I would also wear a black crewneck cardigan and a pair of pearls to keep the whole look very Jackie O.
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