20 pretty tops that ring in under $100


chloe & katie top

I really looked hard for tops that very much don’t look like they cost under $100, and was pleased to find so many, all of which I hope you like. This blouse has so much going for it: a nice deep neckline, cool, subtle print, and satisfyingly over-long sleeves.

topshop origami top

This origami top is not left in a lot of sizes, but I think it’s so lovely and sculptural—and looks so much more pricey than it is—that I had to include it.

madewell tunic popover

Just a good, crisp, white popover for throwing on when you want to feel pulled-together.

vince camuto top

I like how the sleeves on this blouse are kind of sweet and romantic, but the rest of the top is nicely streamlined.

eloquii top

This is actually made of t-shirt material, but it looks much fancier, and is definitely work-worthy.

& other stories top

I don’t usually dig a high-neck blouse, but this is so chic, and feminine too.

birdie mixed media top

A simple flowy top for throwing on whenever.

madewell plaid popover

If you like plaid shirts but aren’t so crazy about button-downs, this popover might be the answer.

mango printed tee

This t shirt looks appealingly like a kimono.

madewell flannel shirt

A cozy flannel shirt with graphic black and white stripes.

allsaints isabel top

I’d wear this camisole top under a blazer on a date.

j crew boy shirt

I have an army green shirt exactly like this one and wear it endlessly.

eloquii pintuck top

Pintucks give this a put-together feel.

velvet top

The ruffle neck here is nice and subtle, and I love the red.

& other stories button down

A good blouse for layering under a V-neck sweater.

topshop knot front blouse

This tie-front top comes in black and army green too, but I think this so-subtle shade of pink is quite pretty.

bp perfect shirt

Give me stripes any old time.

eloquii contrast bow blouse

OK, the print of this blouse is on the loud side, but I think if you wore it under a blazer or sweater and only part of it was visible, it would be great.

nydj blouse

This is the kind of top that doesn’t make the hugest statement, but goes with everything.

mango bow sleeve blouse

And finally: a brilliant, vivid green bow-sleeve top.



If you missed it last week, here is a post on colorful, happy tops to combat the winter blahs.

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2 Thoughts on 20 pretty tops that ring in under $100
    29 Jan 2018

    I’m really a fan of popovers…it’s that part about concealing stomach junk. Plus, with my sleeves rolled-up, I always imagine myself on a sailboat in Hyannis with the Kennedys.

    Please extend my condolences to the model in the peach colored Topshop tie-front blouse over the loss of her arms. 😉


    3 Feb 2018

    Check out Loft. They have loads of cute tops with nice details for great prices.



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