Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
This feminine, silk-blend blouse is a great neutral to have on hand for workweek or weekend looks. I would wear this with a white blazer and black pants for a business casual look or with a navy skirt suit for a more formal office.
The care instructions suggest that it be dry cleaned, but I’ve had pretty good luck with Martha Stewart’s advice for taking care of silk, so I might risk it after a few wears. (We’ve also talked about washing “dry clean only” clothes in the past.)
The blouse is $250 and available in sizes XS–XL. Sleeveless Silk Blend Top
A more affordable option is this sleeveless top from Elie Tahari; it’s on sale for $80.10 (originally $178) and is available in navy, black, and cream (in different lucky sizes in each). NYDJ’s “sleeveless perfect blouse” comes in black, white, and several patterns and goes up to size 3X; it’s $79.