I used to seriously dislike this category of top—too prissy, I felt—but these days I’m thinking tie-neck tops are rather put-together and sexy secretary at the same time, and what is not to adore about that? I like them best untied or tied low, like the woman in the picture here (who I think looks very cute even though I don’t think I could ever attempt ankle socks with a skirt).
It’s a rare polka-dotted top that comes off as office-worthy, but this one does.
The tie on this blouse is so thin it almost doesn’t qualify to be in this category, but I couldn’t pass up that floral.
Another truly gorgeous floral.
A very appealingly priced swiss dot number for throwing on under a blazer or cardigan.
A nicely casual take on the trend.
The crazy stripes here are nicely graphic.
Just a really feminine choice.
I fully approve of pre-styled pieces, and like how this looks like you just threw on a cute top with the perfect matchy-clashy scarf.
A gorgeous blue on a well-tailored shirt.
I like the layered sleeves here.
This costs a fortune, but I’m a sucker for a star print.
A fun, retroish option.
I like that the neckline here dips kind of low.
A cool, deconstructed take.
I typically don’t like high-neck tops, but the leopard print here is just so excellent.
A pretty and very versatile top.
A silk blouse at a decent price (for silk).
I dig the tuxedo-ish feel of this.