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Top 10 Wear To Work Blouses

10 Chic Summer Blouses For Heading Back To The Office

10 Chic Summer Blouses For Heading Back To The Office

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Although working from home comes with some undeniably great perks—like unlimited trips to the coffee pot and the comfort of the living room couch—returning to our pre-pandemic nine-to-five schedules also offers some great benefits. Think uninterrupted meetings not via Zoom, reconnecting with coworkers, and most notably, actually getting dressed again. While we expect the transition from PJs to work pants to be a little challenging at first, slipping into something that's a little more polished will be a huge help when it comes to re-establishing a sense of normalcy and routine. With that being said, we've rounded up a list of 10 chic wear-to-work blouses to provide you with a stylish road map for navigating this major transition. The options ahead will jive well in any office environment, so they'll pair nicely with slacks, dressy joggers, dark jeans, and everything in between.

Our Method For Finding The Best Wear To Work Blouses

Whether you prefer a printed peasant blouse, flirty puff sleeves, or eye-catching ruffles, we ranked 10 reviewer-loved work blouses for every style preference and budget. The tops ahead are all vetted by our data-driven algorithm that factors in editorial recommendations, best-seller lists, rave reviews, and more, which is why we can assure you they're the best of the best. Keep scrolling to shop chic options at Anthropologie, H&M, Target, Ganni, and more.

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May 24, 2021

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Bl-nk Miranda Peasant Blouse
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Bl-nk Miranda Peasant Blouse


LOVED FOR: Designed with statement-making details like smocked cuffs, breezy balloon sleeves, and bold, polished prints, this office-appropriate blouse touts the perfect balance of sophistication and color.

USER REVIEW: "This blouse made me squeal with delight! I have never seen so many beautiful patterns and colors all put together on one blouse without looking too busy. Somehow, all of the patterns and colors work together to create this flirty little number that will definitely command some attention! I love it. It can be tucked in or left out, and the puffy sleeves are so fun and different. This will be a top I hold onto for a very long time due to how fun and different it is."

Treasure & Bond Floral Print Top


WHY YOU NEED IT: Floral blouses are always a fail-safe option. This vintage-inspired top has elevated details like a split neck and elbow-length sleeves, and you can easily wear it on the weekend with denim shorts too.

THINGS TO KNOW: This is a shirt with a cause. For every Treasure & Bond purchase, Nordstrom will donate 2.5% of net sales to organizations that work to empower youth.

Universal Thread Puff Elbow Sleeve Blouse


WHY YOU NEED IT: Ideal for your work or weekend wardrobe, this puff sleeve style features an adorable allover floral print and lightweight fabric that will keep you feeling comfortable and cool in the summer heat.

STYLE WITH: Pair it with light wash jeans and heeled sandals for a look that transitions from office to happy hour seamlessly.

H&M Ruffle-Collar Blouse


WHO IT'S FOR: If you need to trend up your work wardrobe, look no further. Featuring a bold ruffle-trimmed collar and voluminous puff sleeves, this top is both fashion-forward and professional.

STYLE WITH: Polish off the look with classic black work pants.

Madewell V-Neck Ruffle-Shoulder Top In Paisley Garden


LOVED FOR: Designed with cotton sourced from Madewell's Better Cotton Initiative, this sustainably made shirt offers a silhouette that's equal parts chic and breezy.

STYLE WITH: Style it with trousers and a chic French tuck, or wear it with the matching pants.

Maeve Fern Contrast Buttondown


WHY YOU NEED IT: Every work wardrobe needs a statement piece. This contrast button-down features a mix of prints and colors that are sure to stand out—in a good way, of course. And thanks to the slightly textured, silky fabric, it's just as soft as it is chic.

USER REVIEW: "This is my new favorite, and I will find excuses to dress it up or down weekly! It has a silky but soft fabric—think high-quality silk tie fabric with a slight texture. It looks great with every shade of denim! It's adorable with a half tuck, white jeans, gold belt, and Yara Birks. So glad I ordered this top!"

Ganni Cotton Poplin Shirt


WHY YOU NEED IT: Although we're transitioning out of the Zoom era, fashion people are still all about the statement blouse. Designed with lightweight, non-stretch poplin, this charming top features an exaggerated collar that will look just as good in person as it does on Zoom. 

STYLE WITH: Top off the look with slide sandals.

Loft Eyelet Ruffle Sleeve Shell


LOVED FOR: This timeless eyelet top boasts romantic flutter sleeves and a flowy fit that works well tucked in or left out. Thanks to the light and airy construction, you'll be able to wear well after 5—think jeans and heels on date night or shorts and slide sandals on the weekend. 

STYLE WITH: Wear it on the weekend with mid-length denim shorts.

Who What Wear Puff 3/4 Sleeve Smocked Peplum Top


WHY YOU NEED IT: This top works almost as hard as you do. Designed with a gathered waist for a flattering fit and ruffles for added shape, it delivers a feminine vibe that will work with an array of bottoms.

THINGS TO KNOW: No need to add this top to your weekly dry cleaning bill. Thanks to easy-care fabric, you can throw it in the machine with the rest of your laundry.

H&M Wide-Cut Blouse


WHY YOU NEED IT: On-trend details like a stand-up collar and long puff sleeves give this work-appropriate top an elevated feel. It'll also work well with any bra of your choosing, and it rings up under $20.

USER REVIEW: "I love the feel of this blouse. The material brings texture to the flowy top. Great to dress up with trousers or down with leggings while still looking elegant."

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