If you, like us, have been shrouded in dark layers for months on end, we’re happy to say that spring is coming.
Why not boost your mood and your wardrobe by adding a colorful blouse to the mix? Solid colors add something vivid without being too complicated (we love prints, but they can be tricky) and there’s no denying they’re complexion boosters.
We’re not talking fancy schmancy, either. We’re talking wearable.
Like for those times you’re meeting a friend for brunch, watching your kid’s soccer game, popping out to your local for a casual Friday night dinner, or taking your mom to a doctor’s appointment. It also works on a zoom call (they only see you from the waist up, make it matter!), and it is perfect when worn with a pair of dark jeans or tailored pants if you’re in an office.
The common denominator is that color wins. Here are our picks, all under $130.
Vince Camuto. Arm coverage that’s also highly designed? Yes, please.
Zara. The wrap styling is universally flattering; the full sleeve gives this some style oomph.
Eloquii. This comes in three vivid colors (plus black), so choose what works for your skin tone. The soft pleating at the sides adds a pretty detail to a shirt that is meant to be untucked (read: great for forgiving midlines).
Eloquii. All the comfort of a t-shirt, with a kicky twist and asymmetric hemline in the front that is beyond flattering. This looks great on its own, and we’d also love to see it under a blazer.
Banana Republic. A smartly designed lightweight top for petites. We love the sticking detail, universally flattering shape and sleeves, and beautifully saturated blue. (Insider tip: this product also comes in standard and tall sizes but only in white.)
COS. We’re suckers for a classic style, and this poplin shirt is it. The boxy shape looks modern and works on most shapes, while bright green is the color of the moment.
Boden. Oh, nothing, just a cute jersey, and feminine blouse that comes in sizes up to 22.
Anthropologie. We love the dusty lilac color, and the utility-inspired details give a bit of polish and structure to a linen shirt. Comes in petite, standard, or plus sizes.
Sezane. An elevated “lace” blouse in a standout blue color. Sezane’s inventory goes fast, so if you want one you need to grab it ASAP. Styling tip: there’s no lining, so we suggest a nude tank or a bra underneath.
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