You know that moment when you put together the perfect outfit, slip it on, and suddenly, you’re feeling yourself? A good outfit—one that fits, flatters, and expresses your personal style in a way that tells the world, “This is who I am”—has the power to change your whole day. It puts some swag in your step, a sparkle in your eye, and boosts your self-confidence like nothing else. So why are you saving that feeling for weekend?
At Veronica M, we’re of the belief that you can (and should) feel amazing in what you wear every single day—yes, even in the office. Just imagine how much productive, not to mention enjoyable, your workweek would be if you looked (and felt) like the boss that you are.
Ahead, the best blouses to break you out of your work wardrobe rut, no matter what your office dress code.
Super Casual Blouses
There’s an upside and a downside to working in an extremely casual environment. The upside? It’s pretty easy to get ready for work each morning. The downside? It’s also easy to end up in fashion rut paved with yoga pants and t-shirts. Instead of using a lax dress code as an excuse to slip into sloppy territory, take advantage of it in a whole new way: with off-the-shoulder tops (usually a no-no in more corporate environments) and casual tank tops.
Our Paulina Surplice Blouse is easy to dress up or down, making it perfect for the office (when worn with dark-wash jeans) or even a date night (when paired with statement earrings and an evening clutch).
The loose, casual fit of the Emily Surplice Tank is another great option to add some oomph to your workweek wardrobe. Just remember to keep a cozy cardigan (like our Heather Grey Knit Cardigan) closeby—those office air conditioners are no joke!
Business Casual Blouses
In 2018, “business casual” is the most prevalent dress code for office attire. Basically, it means that casual clothing is fine, so long as it still looks professional. (In other words, jeans are OK but ripped jeans are decidedly not.) This type of dress code gives you a lot of room to play with your wardrobe, and there’s no better way to add some personality to your professional outfits than with a good blouse.
Consider the Grey Short Sleeve Double Ruffle Top your new workday go-to. It checks all the boxes: it has a modest neckline, covers your shoulders, and feels just fancy enough for a meeting with the boss. Whether you wear it with denim or slacks, it’s a winner.
For casual Fridays, reach for the Daniela V-Neck Top with Tie. The muted color palette and classic print are all business, but the fun tie detail at the waistline adds a healthy dose of personal style.
Business Formal Blouses
Working in a formal setting can be a little stifling for the fashion-minded among us—it feels like the parade of pant suits and skirt suits will never end. But you can add style to a suit, and it all comes down to ditching your classic button down shirt for a fun printed blouse.
The flattering Orleans Sleeveless Surplice Top adds a dash of romance to a basic black blazer and slacks combo. Add delicate accessories, like our Motif Gold Necklace, to give the look a sophisticated spin.
Finally, our Evelyn Wrap Blouse is the ultimate way to rework your workwear. The curve-creating wrap fit adds feminine flair under a menswear-inspired blazer, and looks great worn with a pencil skirt (sans blazer), too.
With workwear this good, you’ll never have a “case of the Mondays” again.