Gap Skip the stiff collar and choose a feminine ruffle to soften a blazer. Barely-there pin- stripes keep this blouse businesslike. To buy: $45, gap.com.
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Chaus This collarless short-sleeve cotton blend has a laid-back vibe and a forgiving cut around the middle. To buy: $49, Dillard’s, 800-345-5273.
Express With refined details like French cuffs and puff shoulders, this pick is perfectly suited for an interview or dinner with the in-laws. To buy: $39.50, express.com for stores.
Newport News The soft, stretchy cotton makes this feel like your favorite lounge-around tee. But the sweet rosette neckline pairs best with dressy jeans or trousers. To buy:Unfortunately, this item is not available, but find similar items atnewportnews.com.
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Heritage 1981 Hate to iron? Here’s a top that looks good a bit crumpled. Pair it with slim-cut pants and equally relaxed riding boots. To buy: $19, heritage1981.com for stores.
Loft Dramatic pleating beautifully frames the face, while strategic darting creates a flattering waistline. To buy: $44.50, loftonline.com for stores.
Metrostyle There’s more to this blouse than meets the eye: It’s actually a bodysuit, so you’ll never have to bother with tucking―and retucking―it in. To buy: $35, metrostyle.com.
Dockers Reach for this more casual take on the tuxedo shirt when an everyday outfit needs a little pick-me-up. To buy: $48, Dockers, call 866-290-6064.