Founder and editor of corporette.com Kat Griffin helps her readers dress stylishly (yet appropriately) for work. Stay tuned all week here at Lucky Right Now, where this former lawyer will be guest-blogging about everything from her current office-girl obsessions to her favorite 9-to-5 fashion tips.
Here are a few fun, work-appropriate tops I’ve seen lately:
I love love love this Vivienne Westwood check blouse. The large gingham print is a fun play on a classic, and the cowlneck, belt and sleeve details are divine. For a conservative office, I’d pair it with a pencil skirt, neutral pumps and small accessories–perhaps even just a pearl stud earring. For a more casual office, I might try it with a pair of ankle-length cigarette pants in a pop of color like red, perhaps accessorized with an accessory in a contrasting color, like a large purple cuff.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania blouse, $222.75, my-wardrobe.com
A splash of color is always welcome in a blouse–it’s perfect for livening up a basic (such as a solid-colored pencil skirt, trousers or even a suit) but it can also be fun to mix with other prints if you’re really daring. I love the high neckline of this Trina Turk, as well as the mini-gather on the side.
Trina Turk, $216, lordandtaylor.com
This white blouse is right in line with the ruffle trend that seems to be everywhere right now, and a trendy take on a white blouse is a must for summer. I like the slight puff to the sleeves, the crisp collar and the option to button it all the way up (even though I think it looks best worn open, styled as it is here).
Ralph Lauren blouse, $79.50, ralphlauren.com
More basic tops can also be great, as well, whether under a suit blazer, a cardigan, or just worn by themselves. Check out some of the reader’s favorites (including simple tees) at our guide to the best tops under women’s suits.Oh, and check out our recent discussion over at Corporette about how to keep white blouses white.
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