Just when you feel like you鈥檝e gotten your聽winter work style down to a T 鈥 BAM 鈥 it鈥檚 spring. With so much on your plate, pulling together fresh-feeling聽work outfits聽day after day can be exhausting, and the whole button-down-and-trouser thing can get old fast. Instead of surrendering to your wear-to-work聽woes, explore some alternatives to that blazer + suit and give your on-the-job wardrobe a major facelift with this one simple trick: Swap out standard collared shirts for blouses, tees and toppers with big personality. Iconic as they might be, button-downs aren鈥檛聽the only route to a polished on-duty look. Here, we鈥檝e curated a collection of 20 chic tops that will solve this all-too-common style dilemma stat.


1. Zara Knot Blouse ($50): Who says tie-front tops can鈥檛 kick it in the workplace? The sunny yellow hue and super sophisticated style will聽kickstart your creativity, and keep the Monday blues at bay. It鈥檚 a win-win all around.


2. Front Row Shop Pajama Shirt in Colorful Stripes ($45): Go ahead, hit snooze one more time. This silky PJ top is stylish enough to聽slip under HR鈥檚 watchful eye, especially when paired with tailored trousers and sleek menswear-inspired loafers. #lazygirlsforthewin


3. COS Top With Collapsing Sleeve ($99): Forget black 鈥 embrace the power pink look from here on out. This boxy geometric top packs all the confidence you need to #girlboss your way through that 9am meeting. Add a swipe of dark pink lipstick to kick any outstanding jitters to the curb.


4. Topshop Colour Block Sweatshirt ($90): A sweatshirt has never looked so boardroom appropriate. The color block panels and structured silhouette could replace your most versatile button-down like聽that.


5. H&M Striped Jersey Top ($35): Meet the t-shirt that鈥檚 about to take your workweek wardrobe by storm. The stand-up collar and rib knit make it feel dressier than your standard cotton tee, especially worn with a leather-look blazer or paper bag trousers.


6.聽ASOS Obi Band Wrap Blouse ($55): A designer suit isn鈥檛 the only way to snag most-stylish-employee status. This elegant white kimono will definitely do the trick.


7. Banana Republic Layered Ruffle Top ($78): Whether you pair it with a graphic pencil skirt or leather-look culottes and ankle boots, this ruffled number is the key to desk-to-dinner dressing success.


8. Hutch Jana Tee ($78): Check this out. Comfy yet designed for a sharp look, this refined tee makes dressing like a professional an effortless exercise. Another selling point? It looks as good with your go-to pair of denim as it does with a pencil skirt and pumps.


9. J.Crew Collection Lace-Up Back Suede Top ($398): We think you鈥檒l be persueded to part ways with聽conventional collared shirts after laying eyes on this pretty pink top. Soft suede and a lace-up back? Swoon.


10. Ann Taylor Flounce Blouse ($80): Bye-bye, stuffy boardroom blouse. This ruffled top gets the job done while adding to your style cred.聽Dress it up with聽statement drop earrings and a killer cat eye.


11. Warehouse Lace Up Tunic ($69): Toss-on-and-go style isn鈥檛 just for the weekend 鈥 it applies to your nine-to-five too. This lace-up tunic offers the professional polish of a classic Oxford, but its fuss-free edge is way more your speed.


12.聽Vila High Neck Top ($38): One sleeveless top = endless outfit opportunities. For an ensemble that exudes right-now appeal, style it under a plunge-neck midi dress and mules.


13.聽Urban Renewal Remade Button My Back Tunic Top ($59): Not just restricted to weekend聽chillin鈥, this soft flannel top can be paired with smart slacks for a look that鈥檚 as comfy as it is on-the-job appropriate. Finish with a statement necklace and Oxford flats.


14. Nasty Gal聽Fly By Cape Blouse ($58): Combine the polish of a button-down and blazer into one simple piece: a dramatic red blouse with an unexpected cape overlay. It鈥檚 a clever choice when the temps start to creep up and layering becomes too hot to handle.


15. Ann Taylor Striped Fluid Tee ($70): For every button-down in your closet, there should be an equally elegant tee. With bold stripes and dramatic colors, this wear-with-anything top聽deserves a place of prestige in your workweek rotation.聽Tuck it into a pleated midi skirt or layer it over cigarette pants and OTK boots.


16. Ayr Drape Top ($225): Nothing balances out sharp tailoring quite like聽soft silky fabric and a free-wheelin鈥 silhouette on an anytime-appropriate tee. Just one more fantastic reason to work weekend basics into your nine-to-five grind.


17. Loft Lace Bib Poet Blouse ($60): Feminine florals and subtle stripes feel sophisticated enough to wear with your sharpest聽suits, but are versatile enough to style with more dressed-down office separates, like silky joggers and colorful chinos.


18. & Other Stories Striped Linen Blouse ($85): Stressful day on the horizon? Let the good vibes flow with a loose, light and airy linen blouse. Corporate-world woes don鈥檛 stand a chance when you accessorize it with a punchy red lip and a sleek bar ring.


19. French Connection Tapir Wave Pleated Back Blouse ($128):聽This lightweight blouse is a triple threat, with an abstract animal print, zip detailing and a pleated chiffon back. It鈥檒l take you from day to night with nothing more than a switch in shoes.


20. Whistles Zip Front Shirt ($180): Clean and modern with a front zip, this ivory shirt is flipping the script on the classic polo shirt鈥榮 preppy reputation. Channel a throwback look with a leather pencil skirt and sassy pointed-toe boots.

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