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10 Work-Appropriate Blouses That Aren’t Boring

Spoiler: None of them are from J.Crew!

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Madewell Silk Tie-Neck Shirt, $118

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I’m grateful to be able to wear whatever I want to work nowadays, but it wasn’t always that way for me, and for a lot of people, it’s just not a reality at all.

Especially when conforming to a business-casual dress code, it’s easy to grab the same white or black button-down shirt every day of the week, leaving you to forget what your actual style even is. While I’d never advise combating the monotonous uniform with something wildly over-the-top, there’s no harm in picking up a few slightly more exciting options that both you and HR can be happy with.

Whether it’s a subtle pattern, bell sleeve, or frill around the collar, there are plenty of details that can make any old blouse or button-down feel special. Bonus: When Saturday rolls around, they’ll look just as cute tucked into a pair of jeans. Check out our favorite options below, starting at $50.

Dôen Geranium Top, $125
& Other Stories Trumpet Sleeve Top, $65
A.P.C. Sixtine Cotton Shirt, $220
Violeta Satin Bow Blouse, $80
Avec Les Filles Tie-Front Top, $68
Babaton Kearny Shirt, $120
Shaina Mote Salt Celeste Top, $175