It’s mid-July and you better believe we’re taking advantage of being able to wear those extra light button down blouses as much as possible before the weather turns. Not only does a lightweight blouse make any outfit look put-together, it’s very practical for summer in the heat. And at Better After 50, we’re all about practicality. If you know me, you know I like versatile clothing options; it makes the cost of buying a garment that much more worth it. Button-downs are one of my favorite pieces because they can be worn dressed up with slacks, more casually with jeans, or even tucked into a pair of shorts. They simply work with everything. So, if you’re going to treat yourself to a little shopping spree, make sure you have a button-down on your list, you won’t regret it!As we all know, linen is the fabric of summer. Going for a collar-free look combined with a soft pastel color creates a naturally casual vibe.If you’re a gal who loves to rock a print, this Pleat Back Blouse comes in a variety of fun but wearable designs.As much as I swear by a loose-fitting button-down, having a fitted top in your wardrobe is equally as necessary. This crisp and flattering non-iron Fitted Shirt is ideal for the working woman who races out of the house in the morning.Button-downs like this Florrie Blouse that cinch or tie at the waist flatter your figure and jazz up a simpler silhouette. Of course, you wouldn’t buy a top if it didn’t look good, but for me, feel is everything too. This Drapey Classic Shirt is made from super soft relaxed cotton and looks awesome loosely tucked into a pair of jeans.There are many reasons why time and time again, I’ll always come back to an oversized tunic. Along with looking stylish, it covers any unwanted underwear lines, the fit is more breathable, and possible shrinkage in the dryer is less of a worry. This striped longline Tunic Top is made from organic cotton and hemp to keep you comfortable and cool in the summer.If you look in my closet, you’ll see a sea of neutrals year-round. It’s always nice to have a brighter option when I want to change it up a bit. This chiffon Jasmine Top is light and easy to wear. Buying office-wear may not be the most exciting thing when you have to wear business attire everyday. Take your office-wear up a notch with this fun pleated Luli Shirt.