24 May 2018
May 24, 2018

3 Tips on How to Bare Arms this Summer

If you’re like me and others of a certain age, wearing sleeveless is getting to be more difficult with each passing day. And living in the South where the summers can be unbearable further complicates the issue for wearing sleeveless.

In this week’s post, I’m sharing a few tips to help you wear those sleeveless pieces to play up your style while taking the focus off of your arms.

You’ll be happy to know that the season’s trend toward all things transparent and sheer will be one of your best options when styling sleeveless tops. 

1. Lightweight Cardigans or Jackets with Sheer Bodices or Sleeves

Both Carlisle and Etcetera collections have lots of sheer pieces that allow you to wear sleeveless without overheating or diminishing the beauty of your garment.

BERKELEY Carlisle Style #505791

This transparent jacket is lovely and described as having an abstract open weave stripe. Essential layering that is relaxed and polished and covers your arms.

MOROCCO Carlisle Style #305884

This ultralight summer topper is so versatile. It works as well layered over a dress as it does over pants. Spun from a soft cotton blend, this long-line silhouette has a chic geometric design in an elegant palette.

DANIELLE Carlisle Style #310860

Extremely sheer and gorgeous.

Organza wrap trench coat from Carlisle Summer 2017BELLEFLOWER Carlisle Style #105586 | ELIZA Style #105779

This single-breasted wrap trench coat is light and airy and crafted from delicate organza.

FLINT Etcetera Style #410587

This knit bomber from Etcetera has integrally-knit sheer and opaque stripes for chic textures. It’s so adorable, too!

2. Wear a cropped sweater, bolero or shrug.

Wearing a cropped sweater, bolero or shrug can be just the thing to cover up. Remember, a bolero is best on women with a regular or long torso. Boleros and even shrugs are not your best friend if you’re short-waisted. A bolero could work for you if it is the same color as the top you’re wearing; making the bolero look longer.

NOVA Carlisle Style #110617

This long sleeve shrug has a cute scallop trim and will not only finish your look in style but cover your arms beautifully.

CROCHET Etcetera Style #210839

White cotton crochet adds texture in this summer’s must-have cropped cardigan sweater from Etcetera.

3. Drape a pashmina, wrap, or scarf over those sleeveless arms.

Just a few ways to wear your pashmina, wrap or scarf.

GABY Carlisle Style #117598

Add a soft touch around your shoulders with this tonal paisley printed Italian silk twill scarf.

FRESHCUT Carlisle Style #117867

This beautiful summer scarf will bring an instant touch of feminine luxury to your outfit and cover those arms. Crafted from the finest silk twill, this piece is printed with a trend-right folkloric floral.

LYRICAL Carlisle Style #117877

And finally, keep this silk chiffon sling handy for instant chic, dressing up any summer look with incomparable detail while at the same time covering your arms. The luxurious texture, perfect weight, and fantastic Antibes print make it the ideal travel companion, too.