While we may love taking our time planning an entire look replete with several pieces of jewelry, the perfect bag, shoes and separates, life can call for last-minute decisions. That’s why in today’s hectic world, a girl needs to have her instant outfits on the ready. By instant, I mean pull out those black skinnies, flats and a statement top. Throw your second-day hair into a top knot and head out the door in a flash. Don’t have a few statement standbys? Well, that’s where this slideshow comes in. Feast your eyes on some blouses and tops that keep your look stylish without the effort.
This geo print comes in two more colors for your viewing pleasure. If green isn't your thing, try the warmer hues. Either way this will look too cute underneath your faded denim jacket, paired with leggings.
Upscale and a bit pricey, but worth it for the quality and fit. If you've got a preppy side, this is a statement piece for your wardrobe. And don't ya know, it's all about ladylike style for fall.
On the Cuff
This deep navy will go with every pair of pants, virtually any pair of shoes and any hairstyle. The cuff detail makes a chic statement that isn't too loud.
This is truly a standout piece. From the cream lace to the delicate beading on the chest, I can see this with a faded pair of blue jeans or a pencil skirt for the office.
The nude background of this top makes it a standout amongst other floral patterns. The colors truly pop. You won't be sorry you purchased this one, and at $30. Nice.
This can easily be worn to any meeting, any lunch date, and on any casual weekend shopping trip. Dress it up with heels or down with sneakers.
The tropical print will draw eyes, the black background will make it an ideal pairing with faux leather leggings. Add your choice of shoes and head out the door. Done.
There's a 70s vibe to this top that I love. And the long sleeves mean you don't necessarily have to worry about layering. If you have a pair of wide-leg pants or trousers, this is what they were made for.
This Diane von Furstenberg top is on sale, so bonus. But more than that, it pairs pattern, beading and trimming in this beautifully feminine, yet interesting, way. The boxy fit means it'll be comfortable and will be an ideal match for your slim-cut bottoms.
I call this "the one" because although it might make a dent in one's savings, it's pretty much the only sequin top you need, ever. Tights and a mini skirt, hot. Leggings, a blazer and sneakers, cool. Tucked in or out, day or night, it does double and triple duty.