Are you on the lookout to find great shirts and tops to fit in with your fall work outfits? I know I’m always tempted to shop for a few new pieces when it’s time to switch wardrobe to a new season. You know, to add a bit of excitement to the ever-recurring question “What will I wear this morning?”
I especially shop for shirts and tops since these are the pieces that get worn out more quickly with the frequent washes and dry cleaning. After a couple of years they tend to get a bit dull — whites become grey or yellowed, colors appear faded, and fabrics lose their shape.
But finding the right tops for work outfits can be a bit tricky.
I love to wear crewneck sweaters and turtlenecks — they’re so comfortable! — but they need to fit neatly. Otherwise they look too casual and don’t match well with a skirt. I also like them to be washable and not too warm.
The perfect classic button-up white shirt — a must in a professional woman’s wardrobe — somehow seems to be very hard to find. Finding the right combination of quality fabric, great cut, not too pricy shirt, is not so easy.
When it comes to price, I don’t like to spend too much on blouses and tops. I prefer to put more money on quality items like pants, skirts and blazers.
But trust me, I’m a pro at finding good deals, and there’s always a great find to be made!
So, inspired by my recent post on this fall’s fashion trends, I’ve rounded up a combination of white shirts, blouses, sweaters and turtlenecks, in a variety of colors, patterns and prices, to ease your task of hunting for the right workwear tops.
Hope you’ll make some great finds! (Note that all prices are in Canadian dollars.)
WHITE SHIRTS AND BLOUSES
- ICÔNE Minimalist business, Cotton ($49)
- WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET ♥ No-iron style, Cotton blend ($60)
- CONTEMPORAINE Elbow-length sleeves, Cotton ($50)
- LAUREN RALPH LAUREN Slim Fit Wrinkle Free, Cotton ($85 CAD)
- CALVIN KLEIN Barrel Cuffs Wrinkle-Free, Cotton/Nylon/Spandex ($80)
- MASSIMO DUTTI ♥ Lyocell pleated sleeves, Cotton ($95)
- EQUIPMENT ♥ Two Flap Front Pockets Slim Signature Blouse, 100% Silk ($265)
- ICÔNE High neck, Wide cuffs, Polyester ($49)
- TED BAKER Kriista voile puff sleeves blouse, Satin and sheer voile ($249)
UNIFORM COLOR TOPS
- ZARA ♥ V-neck with pockets, Ecru ($40)
- ICÔNE Tie-neck accent-cuff shirt, Ruby-red/Burgundy ($49)
- CONTEMPORAINE Slight stretch shirt, Dark orange (+5 colors) ($69)
- MASSIMO DUTTI ♥ Stretch fit plain cotton shirt, Straw (+ 3 colors) ($80)
- HUGO, Etrixie slim fit, Red ($150)
Blouses and Tops
- CONTEMPORAINE Victorian-collar blouse, Black (+3 colors) ($69)
- TOMMY HILFIGER ♥ Ruffled tie-neck blouse, Dark blue ($69)
- WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET ♥ Pleat-front blouse, Ecru ($89)
- VINCE CAMUTO Notch faux-wrap blouse, Red ($95)
- MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Puff sleeves Scarf-neck blouse, Slate blue ($145)
- CONTEMPORAINE ♥ Loose blouse 3/4 Cuff sleeves, Khaki ($150)
- IRIS SETLAKWE 3/4 sleeves high collar v neck top, Poppy Red (+ 3 colors) ($195)
- TIGER OF SWEDEN Elyse stretch crossover top, Black, ($200)
- TED BAKER Marther tie neck blouse, Dark green ($335)
- REISS ♥ Catalina bow detail blouse, Black or cream ($360)
- VINCE Copper silk crossover blouse, Fawn (Dark orange) ($385)
PATTERN SHIRTS AND TOPS
- ZARA ♥ Belted plaid top, Black and white ($45)
- ICÔNE Tie-neck accent-cuff shirt, Black and white ($49)
- ICÔNE ♥ Stripes and wide cuffs, Marine blue and white ($49)
- WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET Stripe double cuff shirt, Black and white ($50)
- MASSIMO DUTTI Silk striped shirt, White and navy ($95)
- PINK TARTAN Leopard tie blouse ($225)
- MASSIMO DUTTI ♥ Silk stripe blouse with pockets, Blue and copper ($245)
- BCBGMAXAZRIA Floral blooms stripe blouse, yellow and dark blue ($322)
SWEATERS AND TURTLENECKS
- BANANA REPUBLIC ♥ Silk cotton crew neck, Heather light gray (+ 7 colors) ($85)
- JCREW Tippi merino wool crew neck, 11 colors ($101)
- BANANA REPUBLIC Crew neck rib-nit flared sleeves, Camel or black ($105)