I’m continuing with the week of requests because last week was a short one, and there are still some fun queries to answer (and if you haven’t answered this question yet, please do so in the comments). A reader named Marisa wrote in to say that she’d like to see a post on “Work-appropriate tops to wear under blazers—preferably things that add a little color and personality without getting too Madonna “Express Yourself” (although I love that look—just not for work.)” I like the boldness and ease of this red choice.
This is a tiny bit more Little House on the Prairie than I typically go, but I think all those pretty colors would look great peeking out from under a jacket.
A very feminine—yet still nicely streamlined—option.
This smocked top has a lower neckline than other tops like it, which is a bit more flattering.
Such a very pretty blue.
A black and white floral would be a nice, graphic touch.
This has an eensy star print, which I love.
Another pretty floral, and one that would be especially good with a navy blazer, I’m thinking.
This reminds me of a Maria Cornejo top I wear endlessly (and that I paid a lot more for).
The notion of a brown floral sounds kind of unappealing, and yet this could not be a whole lot cuter.
This, at first glance, might seem too casual and hippie girl for work, but it’s made of silk, which polishes things up a bit.
True, this is on the pricey side, but I love the idea of the stripes peeking out at the cuff.
A lace top that isn’t too fussy is a good thing.
Yet again another floral, this one bright and poppy as can be.
Just a vivid, gorgeous green—an underrated color, if you ask me.
I like the way collarless shirts look with blazers, and this is just so good.
And finally: you can’t beat a good blue stripe.