We get it: In theory, it’s more exhilarating to splurge on an Instagram-worthy pair of heels or your next lingerie purchase. But trust us when we say that a work-appropriate blouse can give you the same thrill as shopping those other pieces do. In fact, if you choose and style your work blouses wisely, you can wear this wardrobe workhorse from the office all the way to after-dinner drinks. And what could be more of an investment piece than that? Scroll down for 22 thoroughly versatile work blouses that will pair with trousers, skirts, jeans, and anything else you’ve got in rotation right now.
This post has been updated by Anna LaPlaca.