27 Work-Appropriate Blouses You Can Pair With Anything

Glance down: if you’ve worn that top of yours more than once this week, this story goes out to you.

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    We get it: in theory, it’s more exhilarating to splurge on a bejeweled blazer or an open-back dress, but a work-appropriate blouse can give you the same shopping high those daring pieces do, we swear. If you choose and style it wisely, you can wear this wardrobe workhorse from the office all the way to the club (or not to the club, because those suck). Click through for 27 thoroughly versatile tops that will pair with trousers, skirts, jeans, and anything else you’ve got laying around.

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    7 For All Mankind

    Back Vent Detail Shirt ($ ($198)
    Is it just us, or does this shirt scream Ashley Olsen?

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    10 Crosby Derek Lam

    Boxy Tee With Seams ($185)
    We enjoy how well this top would drape over a pair of skinny jeans.

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    Ann Taylor

    Striped Perfect Button Down Shirt ($80)
    Tuck this top in for day, un-tuck for night. So easy!

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    Anthropologie

    Rosalia Peplum Top ($88)
    March 20th is the first day of spring. In other words: buy this blouse now.

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    Club Monaco

    Deirdre Garden Print Top ($130)
    Ah yes, this is just the top our white, wide-leg trousers have been looking for.

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    Equipment

    Elijah With Contrast Collar ($238)
    There’s something so alluring about a contrast collar, so why not try one out?

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    Everlane

    Silk Blouse ($80)
    This will quickly become your go-to top, and you’ll be happy about it.

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    Express

    Star Cluster Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt ($60)
    A printed button-down can be layered with just about anything.

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    French Connection

    Squiggle Sequin Top ($108)
    This would look darling tucked into a pair of slim trousers.

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    H&M

    Short Blouse ($30)
    Imagine yourself this top with a statement necklace and red lipstick. Looks good, right?

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    J Brand

    Auden Top ($195)
    A bright pink blouse never hurt anyone.

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    J.Crew

    Ponte Peplum Shirt ($65)
    Got a hot date after work? A black peplum top will transition nicely.

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    L’Agence

    Floral Blouse ($375)
    Who knew floral could be so sexy?

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    Lavish Alice

    Wrap Back Shirt ($53)
    This windowpane print will make you look like a fashion insider, lickety-split.

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    Loft

    Blossom Print Blouse ($60)
    You’ll look like you just walked out of an Andy Warhol print in this top (that’s a good thing).

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    MICHAEL Michael Kors

    Contrast Flowy Blouse ($100)
    Tuck this blouse into a brocade pencil skirt and enjoy looking like a fashion editor.

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    Mother of Pearl

    Boxy Embellished Tee ($250)
    The embellishments on this striped tee are simply to die for.

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    Pixie Market

    Belle Toile Top ($45)
    We adore this contemporary take on the bohemian blouse.

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    Rag & Bone

    Tent Mixed Stripe Collared Tank ($154)
    Come summer, a sleeveless button-down is going to be your best friend, so why not establish a relationship first?

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    Raquel Allegra

    Tuxedo Silk Shirt ($598)

    The most mesmerizing, striped shirt we ever did see.

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    Reiss

    Venetian Sleeveless Laser Cut Top ($160)
    Because papaya-colored blouses are just the best, okay?

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    River Island

    Frill Shell Top ($56)
    A blouse that looks more expensive than it actually is? We’ll take two.

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    She Inside

    Floral Dipped Hem Blouse ($23)

    Want some of that covetable je ne sais quoi everyone’s talking about? Try this.

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    Sister Jane

    Blouse With Bow ($89)
    Oh hey, Alexa Chung-esque blouse we have to have now.

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    Theory

    Lacole Shirt ($245)
    Just thinking about these paired with tweed trousers makes us excited.

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    Topshop

    Leaf Print Colour Block Tee ($72)
    This top will make you feel like you’re on vacation, even if you’re in a cubicle (sigh).

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    Zara

    Long Sleeve Blouse ($80)
    Introduce a pop of color into your look via this cheerful blouse.

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Back Vent Detail Shirt ($

Back Vent Detail Shirt ($

7 For All Mankind, $198
SHOP
Boxy Tee With Seams

Boxy Tee With Seams

10 Crosby Derek Lam, $185
SHOP
Striped Perfect Button Down Shirt

Striped Perfect Button Down Shirt

Ann Taylor, $80
SHOP
Rosalia Peplum Top

Rosalia Peplum Top

Anthropologie, $88
SHOP
Deirdre Garden Print Top

Deirdre Garden Print Top

Club Monaco, $130
SHOP
Elijah With Contrast Collar

Elijah With Contrast Collar

Equipment, $238
SHOP
Silk Blouse

Silk Blouse

Everlane, $80
SHOP
Star Cluster Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt

Star Cluster Convertible Sleeve Portofino Shirt

Express, $60
SHOP
Squiggle Sequin Top

Squiggle Sequin Top

French Connection, $108
SHOP
Short Blouse

Short Blouse

H&M, $30
SHOP
Auden Top

Auden Top

J Brand, $195
SHOP
Ponte Peplum Shirt

Ponte Peplum Shirt

J.Crew, $65
SHOP
Floral Blouse

Floral Blouse

L’Agence, $375
SHOP
Wrap Back Shirt

Wrap Back Shirt

Lavish Alice, $53
SHOP
Blossom Print Blouse

Blossom Print Blouse

Loft, $60
SHOP
Contrast Flowy Blouse

Contrast Flowy Blouse

MICHAEL Michael Kors, $100
SHOP
Boxy Embellished Tee

Boxy Embellished Tee

Mother of Pearl, $250
SHOP
Belle Toile Top

Belle Toile Top

Pixie Market, $45
SHOP
Tent Mixed Stripe Collared Tank

Tent Mixed Stripe Collared Tank

Rag & Bone, $154
SHOP
Tuxedo Silk Shirt

Tuxedo Silk Shirt

Raquel Allegra, $598
SHOP
Venetian Sleeveless Laser Cut Top

Venetian Sleeveless Laser Cut Top

Reiss, $160
SHOP
Frill Shell Top

Frill Shell Top

River Island, $56
SHOP
Floral Dipped Hem Blouse

Floral Dipped Hem Blouse

She Inside, $23
SHOP
Blouse With Bow

Blouse With Bow

Sister Jane, $89
SHOP
Lacole Shirt

Lacole Shirt

Theory, $245
SHOP
Leaf Print Colour Block Tee

Leaf Print Colour Block Tee

Topshop, $72
SHOP
Long Sleeve Blouse

Long Sleeve Blouse

Zara, $80
SHOP
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