Okay, okay, don’t panic — I know the sleeves are sheer, but I can’t help but be drawn to the lightweight, flouncy nature of this blouse. If you work in one of those firms where you can’t leave your own office without being fully suited up anyway (like my former law firm), what’s the harm? Plus, the sleeves would be nice and cool for a hot summer commute. The color is listed as, ahem, “Nude,” which was jarring to me — I’ve gotten so used to the Corporette “nude for me” and “nude for you” parlance that I can’t help but think how nice it would be if stores stopped using “nude” as a descriptor entirely. Nonetheless, I’d pair this shirt with a neutral suit (navy, or dark gray) and wine-colored shoes, and maybe a gold-based statement necklace. It’s $242 at Neiman Marcus. Alice + Olivia Briar Bell Sleeve Boat-Neck Top
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