H&M Patterned Satin Blouse ($25) // Limited Envelope Neck Top ($39) // Factory Lace Shirt ($55) // Bobeau Bell Sleeve Top ($48) // H&M Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse ($25)
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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I own that envelope neck top from The Limited and love it! Wish I had it in more colors.
I would pay money for plus size options!! 🙂
That’s my bad. I should have included some. I have 40hrs of externship and 30 community service hours to finish in 9 days, so I was rushing.
No problem! We completely understand. Just representing the plus girls!
Thanks, Belle! I’ve just been thinking I need a few more tops.
I have the H&M top and LOVE IT! It wears and washes well, looks flattering, and feels comfortable. Plenty of H&M items look their price, but this one looks more like a $60+ top.