Fall isn't exactly right around the corner, but within about a week or two...well, let's just say you'll be seeing bags of Halloween candy before long. While it's definitely always too soon for things like that, one aspect of fall I'm always excited about is the fashion (naturally). One of the upcoming season's most glorious pieces is the colorful blouse, which is a viable candidate for work and play. Get your hands on a few now and you'll have something chic on hand as soon as temperatures start to drop.
The words "teal" and "leopard" just about scream fall, so it's no surprise this DV by Dolce Vita Arlene Blouse ($48) sits at the top of my shopping list. Buttoned up enough that it's suitable for the office, it makes a swift transition to after hours thanks to its fierce print. Envision it with everything from leather pants to a denim skirt. The possibilities are endless.
In the vein of pajama-style tops that have recently become popular, this Santuary True Blouse ($88) offers a chic and comfortable take on the trend. The slinky white blouse feels relaxed thanks to black trim and matching buttons at the placket and cuffs.
A fierce animal print replaces summer's stripes and florals perfectly. Try this Lovers + Friends Evergreen Blouse ($48), which is slinky and comfy - yet completely edgy with its python print.
Of course, you don't have to rule out florals completely. A dark palette and a ditsy-style print renders this Rhyme and Echo Morgan Tie-Waist Blouse ($69) perfect for those early, only-barely-cool fall days. Despite its playful silhouette, this top looks decidedly delicate and sweet. Layer it over a solid navy tank and keep it in rotation for months!