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.
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.
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.
Extremely sheer and gorgeous.
This single-breasted wrap trench coat is light and airy and crafted from delicate organza.
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.
This long sleeve shrug has a cute scallop trim and will not only finish your look in style but cover your arms beautifully.
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.
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.
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.