Easy, Breezy Summer Blouses

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Shana brought up a good point in one of our meetings a few weeks ago. There are a TON of amazing off the shoulder and one shoulder blouses out there for summer but what about those times you need a good, old fashioned, ON the shoulder blouse. Sure, off the shoulder blouses are fabulous, but sometimes it’s not worth it to spend the entire day worrying about. Has anyone else ever passed a mirror at Target only to notice their off the shoulder blouse has been covering half of what it should, leaving the other half of your chest on display for who knows how long? Yeah, me neither…

Sometimes you need a blouse that covers everything, looks just as cute and is just as breezy as any off the shoulder top. Read on to find a whole bunch of options:

My Favs (Top Left, Clockwise)

Elisha Ruffled Top, Anthropologie $88.00 – As soon as I saw this top I immediately dropped everything I was doing to order it. I saw it earlier in the year at Shopbop but it sold out and then saw it on a friend and it was gorgeous. So glad it’s at Anthro now!

FAITHFULL the Brand Alice Shirt –  Blue and white rider stripes just scream summer to me for some reason plus they go with just about everything. This was one caught my eye right away, I love the deep-v and tassel.

Free People Diamond Embroidered Top – Free People is another one of my favorite places to shop for great tops. They never disappoint with their drapey, flowy boho tops and tunics. This top was my my newsletter pick last week. It would also make a cute swimsuit cover-up. Amanda has me obsessed with everything yellow but if that’s not your color, there are nine other color combinations.

Free People Liya Embroidered Top – You know by now that I have a thing for embroidered and lacy tops and I especially love the femme black floral embroidery on this one. I’m also loving the deep-v neckline, it would look great with a lacy bralette peeping through. It also comes in a gorgeous blue and

Lovers + Friends Seawater Top, Amazon $138.00 – An adorable lace bell sleeve blouse. It’s chambray so it will breathe well, too.

BB Dakota Floral Embroidered Alecia Top, Amazon $78.00 – BB Dakota has been upping their game lately. They’ve always been affordable but now they are seriously stylish as well. I <3 the tiny, embroidered flower detail.

Boho Swing Blouse, Nordstrom (40% off for $32.98) –  Honestly, this might be my favorite of the bunch. Not only because it’s only less than $40 (though that is partly the reason). It’s not overdone with ruffles or tight like a lot of other blouses this summer and it looks crazy comfortable. I definitely just ordered this one.

Wildfox South Beach Stripe Top – You guys know I’m all about color and there’s no better time to crush the rainbow than in the summer. I am crazy about this festive, fun Wildfox top. I’m always impressed with their quality as well.

Beyond the Horizon Blouse, Free People $188.00  – I HAD to put this Free People top in because I LOVE it SO MUCH. No really. In my book, it’s near perfect. I know, I know, it’s a bit….much but it’s right up my eccentric little alley. Just ordered this one too – I can’t stop – send help!

Antik Batik Field Blouse – It’s all in the details with this blouse. Finely striped, with raw ruffle cuffs and collar and don’t miss those gorgeous embroidered florals on the puffed sleeves.

There’s TONS More to Shop…


Until next time!




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  1. THANK YOU! I cannot go sleeveless, I just can’t. I’m working on it, but my arms are just not my best part right now and every top I see is spaghetti (and I need a good bra) or sleeveless, so these are wonderful options that don’t look like I’m trying to cover up. They’re just gorgeous, and I’d buy them either way. Now to narrow it down…

    • I’m right there with you. That’s the beauty of all these great flounce-y and ruffled sleeve tops that are everywhere this summer! They keep you cool like a sleeveless top would but with more coverage. Good luck!

  2. Shoulder and bra covering tops?! Immediately stopped scrolling and clicked. Thankyouthankyouthankyou. This mama needed this list!

  3. Looooooove!!! I NEED to be able to remove my blazer at the office. And I would NEVER have thought of Ann Taylor so thank you!!!

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