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Under-$100 Work Blouses That Aren’t White

Figuring out what to wear to work every morning can be a chore. Sure, there are the days when you’re responsible, planning your outfit the night before and getting out the door quickly. More likely it’s this scenario: You’re staring into an abyss and trying on multiple options before settling on something that doesn’t make you feel 100 percent confident. Streamlining your closet is one way to make things easier, but some days you just can’t stomach another white button-up. If that sounds familiar, an affordable, fun, office-appropriate blouse is just the quick fix you need. From on-trend bell sleeves to expensive-looking silk shirts, here are nine options under $100 to freshen up your work wardrobe.

H&M Long-Sleeved Blouse

The trick to choosing a $35 faux-silk blouse that looks way more expensive? Find neutral one that isn’t too shiny, like this one.

Topshop Tie-Sleeve Stripe Poplin Blouse

Big, bell sleeves are trending at the moment but if those get in the way of your typing, these tie sleeves have the same dramatic effect.

& Other Stories Petite Hearts Top

Not into a tied cuff? These are baby bell sleeves that are just as unobtrusive.

ASOS Blouse With Blue Embroidery

The delicate embroidery makes this blouse look like a rare vintage find unearthed from a hermetically sealed chest.

Mango Folded Cuffs Blouse

Yellow was popular on the runways but translating it to the office means you want to skip the eye-searing brights for a muted, simple shirt like this one.

Farrow Striped Overlap Shirt

If you’re the type to like strange black pants, you’ll appreciate an off-kilter button-up.

1.State Surplice Crepe Blouse

The v-neck shows off just the right amount of clavicle without dipping too far down your chest.

J.Crew Wexel Stripe Linen Shirt

This striped shirt is brighter in person so keep it simple with jeans or black pants.

COS Shirt with Knot Detail

COS is the best place to go for affordable button-ups with a twist, like this shirt with its knotted overlay.

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Under-$100 Work Blouses That Aren’t White