Do you love having versatile pieces in your wardrobe that can go from work to play? Even better, do you love getting a great deal on those pieces? I sure do. I’ve found three affordable fall tops that can go from work to play to share with you today.
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Two of these tops are available at JCPenney and I was able to get each one for under $20 with sale prices and additional coupons. The other top is from Old Navy and was less than $25. (Right now it’s $15 online!) If they are not currently on sale, make sure you heart the widget at the end so you can be notified when they do go on sale again.
Warning: This post if full of photos and lots of info. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage.
Let’s get started with the first one. This cute flutter sleeve rose/coral color blouse has a pleat front detail and split hem. I paired it up with Liz Claiborne Emma Ankle pants in blue for a colorful office outfit. These pants have a lot of stretch and are a good length for petites. I added a khaki blazer and nude pumps to ground the two pieces, but this would look great without the blazer or with a neutral cardigan. The pants bring out the blue in the top perfectly.
necklace- Kendra Scott
earrings- Kendra Scott
I would not have done this if the colors in the top didn’t already exist together, but I also paired this top with a red skirt for another work wear outfit. If you have multi-color, patterned tops in your closet, study them for color combinations you might otherwise miss. I accessorized with a long pendant necklace and rose gold drop earrings. I kept the purse and shoes neutral.
Flutter sleeve top- JCPenney
necklace- Lucky Brand option
For a casual look, I paired this top with olive jeans and ankle booties. The split hem makes front tucking easy and it can be worn this way for a high/low effect or to keep you bum covered if you are more comfortable with that.
I added a neutral color moto jacket also for those of you that can already wear layers. I’m jealous.
boots- Vince Camuto option
Here’s a shot of the top fully untucked, but I don’t think this is the most flattering for me. The top is a bit large at the bottom and the jacket is an awkward length with it. We will call this “what not to wear” if you are under 5’3″ and short waisted.
Three ways to wear this top:
The next affordable fall top is another JCPenney find. Unfortunately, it’s out of stock online except for one size. Boo! I’ve added some similar options that I’d style the same way.
belt- Belks; shoes-option
necklace- Loft/old; earrings- Kendra Scott
This sweet little floral top has reds and burgundys on a blue background. I paired it with my burgundy pants, but it would work equally well with red pants or a red skirt for work. The ruffle detail on the sleeve is too cute to hide, so I didn’t add a blazer this time. If you do need another layer, a navy blazer works great with this ensemble. The length of this sleeve is perfect too for hiding large upper arms if that is a concern for you.
I think I love this top even more styled in a casual outfit. I paired it with jeans and a utility jacket.
blouse- Kendra Scott
necklace- JCPenney; earrings- Kendra Scott
Last, I picked up this floral paisley top from Old Navy. I love florals on a dark background for fall, and this one also incorporates some of fall’s non traditional colors that are on trend this year like fuschia and lavender.
Since fuschia is popular this fall, I paired the top with this pencil skirt for a work wear look.
top- Old Navy
shoes- Ann Klein option
necklace- Kendra Scott; earrings- old
For a casual look, I paired the top with grey jeans and black booties. If upper arms are a concern, you probably will not be comfortable in this top, but it’s a light piece that would layer well under jackets and cardigans so you would not have to worry about exposed upper arms.
Top- Old Navy
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