Resist the urge to reach for your stiff cotton button down every now and then. Instead, go for something a bit more feminine but no less clever, like this ruffled-front choice in cool chambray.To buy: $35, loft.com.Featured September 2011
Your working girl wardrobe will welcome fall’s minimal designs, like this clean and simple polyester top with raglan sleeves. Layer it underneath a tailored jacket when temps begin to drop.To buy: $45, calvinklein.com.
Just as the style name indicates, this is one tee you can wear to dress up your look. Oversized cap sleeves make any set of arms look surprisingly slender, too. Also available in black.To buy: $28, express.com.
A silk tie-neck blouse will make you feel pulled together and professional no matter what. And the black and white combo is trés chic.To buy: $88, jcrew.com.
Just like a wrap dress, this cotton top is the ultimate figure-flattering piece for the office. Pair the preppy print with any—yes, any!—solid-colored bottoms.To buy: $51, jny.com.
A basic silk-and-elastane button down becomes more fashion forward with color-blocked sleeves.To buy: $195, dkny.com.
Black and gray blazers will garner loads of attention when paired with a colorful silk-and-cotton blouse. The smocked front of this pick keeps it from being boring. Also available in four other colors.To buy: $79, jjill.com.
This relaxed silk piece is deceivingly polished. You’ll wear it whenever you need a simple top to pair with tweed skirts and menswear-inspired pants. Also available in four other colors.To buy: $69.50, victoriassecret.com.See all Daily Finds from this month