Skip To Content

    31 Stylish Blouses That Will Break Your Basic T-Shirt Habit

    It's time to update that work wardrobe and feel like a BO$$.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A bell-sleeve blouse with mesh panels that comes in so many colors, you'll have to buy more than one.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it. I just received it and threw it on yesterday, perfect to dress up or if you’re like me and need to look professional in your work space, this blouse will fit your needs! I bought a large in the color black. This fits well and so far it looks gorgeous with my high-waisted blue jeans!" β€”Brianna Beckmann

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 34 colors and designs).

    2. A lace off-the-shoulder blouse, because the floral details and elegant silhouette are just too pretty to pass up.,

    Some reviewers recommend going up a size!

    Promising review: "Love this top! Originally I only bought one because I was skeptical. I bought it for a trip thinking it would be easy to pair with anything as well as comfortable. It did not disappoint one bit! In fact I was a little bummed I didn't just buy two in the first place. It's very comfortable, light and easy to pack for trips. As soon as I got home, I did purchase another one and have the exact same feelings, would definitely recommend! β€”Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 11 colors).

    3. An off-the-shoulder knotted top to pair with some skinny jeans and wear anywhere from vacation to the office to date night.,

    Promising review: "Holy cow. Listen. It doesn't look like much coming out of the bag, and I have to honestly say that I never like how anything looks on me. Ladies, this blouse looks absolutely beautiful. I have an event in three weeks and I CANNOT WAIT TO WEAR THIS IN PUBLIC. Also, I went red, a color I wouldn't ordinarily choose and couldn't be more thrilled. The fabric is light, very appropriate for spring, soft, and the elastic around the shoulders is neither too loose nor too tight. I am 5'5" so the knot ties at just the right place around my waist, just saying. 5 stars here!" β€”Aangell

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 37 colors and prints).

    4. A cold shoulder babydoll blouse, because it's flowy, comfy, and so effortlessly stylish.


    Get it from Torrid for $34.23 (originally $48.90; available in sizes M-6XL).

    5. A loose and breathable chiffon top that has a similar look and feel to your everyday t-shirts, except with a more elegant touch.

    Promising review: "This is such a cute and stylish blouse. It is very comfortable. It's very lightweight, but you do not need to wear a tank top underneath. Since it has a few layers, it's not sheer (but does not feel heavy). This top can be dressed up with a skirt or down with jeans. I bought it in both white and lavender. Great buy!" β€”SD

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes SX-3XL and 14 colors and prints).

    6. A basic Madewell wrap top so you can deck it out with your favorite statement earrings and novelty bag.


    Promising review: "The material is nice and thick and the wrap look is cute. I love the dark green color. The small fits true to size and I could probably even size down. Glad that there is a button closure, but still need to wear a camisole underneath for work." β€”Beth97

    Get it from Nordstrom for $32.90 (originally $49.50; available in sizes 2XS-2XL and three colors).

    7. A sheer floral blouse that may not be "groundbreaking," but it sure is adorable!


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this shirt. I ordered a size up than I normally would, as it is not stretchy and I am fuller up top. It fit perfectly and I constantly get compliments on how gorgeous it is. It is a versatile top that I can wear to a casual dinner, work, interview, or a night out. I would absolutely recommend this shirt to anyone." β€”Lissette

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in S-XL).

    8. A pink leopard chiffon high-low top that's just waiting for you to twirl around and go dancing in.


    Get it from Torrid for $38.43 (originally $54.90; available in sizes M-6XL).

    9. A paisley flare tunic, because your closet deserves another fun print like this one.


    Promising review: "Shirt is buttery soft and stretchy, but fits so amazingly. The neckline and detail give it a young, fresh look." β€”MacDaddyMommy1

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes M-3XL and 16 colors).

    10. A tiered-sleeve top that's just as easy to throw on as a t-shirt, but with some extra feminine details.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical when I first saw this shirt. I’m 5’7 a pear shape and typically shy away from tops that are shorter. I tried on the black in a small and was kind of shocked at how I much I liked it. Not boxy, sleeves are fluttery." β€”Jcats

    Get it from Madewell for $45 (available in sizes 2XS-2XL and four colors).

    11. A geometric v-neck blouse that will have all of your coworkers asking you to send them the link.,

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this top... the fit is perfect. It's a super cute blouse for work and because of the colors, will be very versatile. You can pair it with gray, navy, black β€” and it will look great under different color jackets/blazers. Really glad I bought it." β€”Anne Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    12. A sleek satin blouse you can wear with a leather skirt for a night out or a pair of slacks for a business meeting.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $30 (originally $60; available in sizes 0-10).

    13. A twist-front tunic so you can feel elegant and pretty, while still being able to move around comfortable all day long.,

    Promising review: "Super light, gorgeous shirt love the ruching at center and the long cut of the back that covers your butt. Very flattering." β€”Olivia Lea

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 22 colors and styles).

    14. A mesh puff sleeve blouse that your ~heart~ won't be able to resist.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 0-10).

    15. A chiffon neck tie blouse to pair with pretty much any skirt in your closet and feel like the boss you were born to be.,

    Promising review: "What I like about this blouse is that it has a simple design but it is very attractive and elegant. It is very soft and well made. The color is vibrant and catchy. This is perfect for casual or business attire. It can be paired with pants or shorts. I wore this with a sleeveless shirt since it is see through, but if you have a nice brassiere to wear it with, it would be perfect." β€”Lala

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 29 colors).

    16. A flare sleeve top with a neckline tie guaranteed to ~cherry you up~ when you're having a bad day.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $30 (originally $60; available in sizes 12-20).

    17. A comfy cold shoulder top with a front twist that you can style like you would any old t-shirt, but look automatically more put together.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this! So much I ordered it in another color. I ordered the large because I like my shirts a little longer. The material is nicer than I expected. And I was impressed that the arm holes were nicely done so that you can’t see any of your bra." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 11 colors and styles, including sleeveless options).

    18. A whimsical printed bodysuit that you never have to worry about coming untucked.

    Free People

    This blouse features a mesh thong bottom with snap button closures.

    Get it from Free People for $88 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    19. A loose-fitting striped button down blouse, because there are literally so many outfit possibilities! You can tie it in the front as a crop top, tuck it in your shorts, wear it oversized with jeans, and more.,

    Promising review: "This shirt is amazing. I'm curvy but not super curvy and I prefer looser clothing so I ordered a large. It's too long for me to wear untucked but tucking it into high-waisted pants or a pencil skirt is perfect for work. And it's not a stretchy fabric exactly, but I never felt constricted like I do in other shirts. It's also not see-through so I can just wear a bra underneath and not cause a stir at the office. Great professional look, great with some cute black or green jeans for after-hours, the possibilities are there." β€”Hayley

    Get it from Amazon for 20.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and 14 colors and styles, including both long and short sleeve options).

    20. A pale blue River Island belted blouse that is so chic, people will start mistaking you for an *actual adult.*


    Get it from Asos for $42 (originally $60; available in sizes 2-14).

    21. A bohemian long-sleeve blouse for when you want to go for more of a chill vibe, but you still have to look professional.,

    Promising review: "I really like this boho style, loose shirt. I've gotten many compliments on it, and it looks great tucked in the front of my jeans. I like it as a loose look with denim shorts, as well." β€”Slagathor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-2XL and six colors).

    22. A hot pink one-shoulder top that you'll feel so bomb in, you'll have to take an #ootd pic.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $22 (available in sizes S-L and two colors).

    23. A waffle-knit button down with a front tie, because it can double as a cozy top to wear at home and a stylish top to wear to work.,

    Promising review: "Great shirt for the fall! It’s lightweight but not too thin. I like the color and fabric used. I like my shirts to be larger and flowy, this shirt fits true to size." β€”Jayce And Sarah Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in size S-XL and 15 colors and styles).

    24. A bold split neck collared blouse so you always have a go-to shirt for interviews, presentations, and business casual events.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $39 (available in sizes 2XS-2XL, including petite sizes, and four colors).

    25. A zip front v-neck top with details that are so cute and fun, it will stand out from all the other solid shirts in your closet.,

    Promising review: "I love the fit and style of this shirt. The fabric is a little thicker and very good quality. It will be perfect for cooler days. I sized up by following the sellers measurement chart and found it to be accurate. I can wear this easily with jeans or leggings and boots due to the length! I love the zipper on the front and the buttons on the sleeves. It gives it a dressier look! Definitely recommend!" β€”Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-3XL and 18 colors).

    26. A vintage pussycat bow top to pair with your favorite pumps and feel the classiest you've ever felt in your life.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $17.99 (available in sizes S-L and two colors).

    27. A scalloped sleeveless blouse that'll help you survive hot, sweaty commutes to work.


    Get it from ModCloth for $35 (available in sizes 2XS-4XL and two colors).

    28. A chic lace peplum top to wear on a first date, to brunch with friends, or a nice family dinner.,

    Promising review: "I wear a M/L in shirts. I ordered a large so that the chest would not be tight and I am glad I did. This shirt is worth every penny. It is see-through in the back. I wore a black bra and tank and it was perfect. The lace is a heavier material. This is not cheaply made at all. Very satisfied." β€”Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (most are priced around $22, available in sizes XS-2XL and nine colors and styles, including long and short sleeve options).

    29. A simple and sophisticated button down with a pocket detail so you can tuck it into a pair of high-rise jeans and take them from casual to CEO in the blink of an eye.


    Get it from Asos for $40 (available in sizes 12-28).

    30. A versatile balloon sleeve top that's trendy, unique, and just waiting to make an appearance on your Instagram feed.


    Promising review: " Love this top! The length is perfect and the material is just right, not cheap or flimsy. I love the v-neck as I feel it flatters my size. I am also a big fan of the sleeves!" β€”Coyote C

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S-2XL and 12 colors).

    31. An accordion-pleated top to flutter in the breeze while you walk and make you feel like America's Next Top Model.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $25 (available in sizes XL-3XL and two colors).

    You strutting into work in a fabulous new top:


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Want more? Check out our favorite online clothing stores for all your shopping needs, perfect places to shop for clothes if you’re in your 30s, plus the best places to order custom t-shirts online and the best clothing stores for petite sizes. Still not satisfied? Check out all of our clothing content for even more.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!


    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form