Bold blocks of color give this cotton-and-linen knit an extra pop. Wear it partially closed over a preppy striped button-down.To buy: $60, loft.com.
Polka dots, a staple of 1950s-style, are back and floating all over this fun cotton blend sweater. To complete the retro vibe, wear it buttoned-up as a top with a slim pencil skirt and peep-toe heels.To buy: $50, thelimited.com.
The ultimate go-with-the-flow style that’s perfect for the weekends. You could even cinch this loose rayon blend with a belt for a more tailored look. Also available in heather grey/cream stripe.To buy: $58, nordstrom.com.
Basic, yes, but it’s anything but average. This cotton-and-rayon cardigan is cut longer than the norm and has a flattering double-breasted cut. Also available in blue and red.To buy: $49, urbanoutfitters.com.
The twists and turns of this cotton blend’s braided chiffon trim will inject an element of surprise to your same-old jeans uniform.To buy: $118, bloomingdales.com.
Add a little wink-wink to your everyday black pants by slipping on this cotton-blend sweater trimmed with trompe l’oeil bow designs.To buy: $138, frenchconnection.com.
The chiffon rose petals on this airy, lightweight knit will flutter with your every move.To buy: $60, modcloth.com.
This versatile cotton cardigan is the perfect topper for just about any outfit. In fact, you might even want to keep it at your desk for those times when the air-conditioner gives you the chills.To buy: $69, dkny.donnakaran.com.
This cotton leopard print is actually conservative enough to wear to work. Better yet, the feisty pattern and curve-hugging cut is so captivating that no accessories are necessary. Also available in beach pebble and yellow honey bee.To buy: $47, nyandcompany.com.