The Pretty (and Under-$40) Tops You'll Be Mad You Passed On

floral print top trend

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If you don't think your closet could benefit from the addition of a floral-print top, well, you're about to be proven wrong. We've highlighted before just how useful it is to have a few printed tops on hand when getting ready. Believe it or not, these will liven up your usual jeans or trousers. Trust us—a floral top is a timeless piece you didn't know you needed (especially when it's this affordable).

Retro, '70s-inspired florals have been making an appearance on recent runways, most notably at Paco Rabanne and Stella McCartney. What's great about this versus other runway trends is that it couldn't be easier to wear. So we took it upon ourselves to create our own affordable spin on the print. Meet the floral tops we designed for our Who What Wear collection, which you can easily score for less than $40. And since we know you love a good street style moment as much as we do, we went ahead and sourced our favorite outfit ideas with the floral tops to get your wheels turning.

Ahead, see how fashion girls style floral-print tops on the street style scene and then shop our affordable versions at Target.

floral shirt outfits

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Black trousers are a failsafe (and office-apprved) outfit base.

floral blouse street style

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Or in lieu of standard trousers, why not tuck a floral-print shirt into cargo pants?

Who What Wear floral print tops

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LEXI AIASSA FOR WHO WHAT WEAR

We just found your next work outfit: wide-leg pants and our Floral Print Balloon Sleeve Blouse.

Our EIC, Kat Collings, is a fan of the High Neck Ruffle Details Blouse. She noted, "It's bohemian but feels current and has plenty of special details like the ruffle on the sleeve and the intricate print. Extra points for the fact that I can wear it while it's still cold with a turtleneck and ditch the extra layer come springtime."

how to wear florals

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For a chic statement, combine two different types of florals in one outfit.

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Tuck a floral-print top into high-waisted jeans to liven up the denim.

floral shirt

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Style yours with a pantsuit for a modern twist.

floral print street style

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When combining prints, stay within the same color family for one cohesive look.

floral top street style

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Pair a floral blouse with a denim skirt and brogues to give it a retro feel.

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