Summer Sleeves

By Madelyn Hopkins

When you think of summer style, normally you think of bathing suits, tube tops, tanks, jean shorts, dresses, etc. But do you ever really think of wearing long sleeves? Obviously heavy sweaters are a winter classic, but how often do you wear them around in eighty-degree weather?

Personally, I am a lover of long sleeve tops. There are so many different styles making the outfit possibilities virtually endless. I thought I’d share some of my favorite summer long sleeve styles and give ways to wear them. Here are my top 5 long sleeve looks for summer 2017:

1. The long sleeve mini dress

Wearing a mini dress is so easy in the summer. With the right fit and fabric, you won’t even feel like you’re wearing clothes. That’s where long sleeves fit in. Even though the temperatures are higher, with your legs bare- you won’t even notice the sleeves.

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Courtesy of Raga

2. Off the shoulder long sleeve

Off the shoulder is such a trend right now. Every store you go into is going to showcase some type of off the shoulders top. Long sleeve off the shoulders is perfect for summertime because your bare shoulders will help you from overheating and leave you looking super cool.

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Courtesy of MISA Los Angeles 

3. Long sleeve button down

Long sleeve button downs are the ultimate chill hottie look for summer. Gauzy-loose fabric button downs are the perfect beach look, and when paired with jean shorts and a bathing suit- it could kill. When it comes to long sleeve button downs for summer wear, the trick is making sure the fabric is light and loose. Wearing a stiff button-down may look a little too formal and be too hot, so make sure you pick out a breezy one!

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Courtesy of Sundry

4. Bonfire sweaters

Weather during the summer can be crazy. Between sunny, 90 degree days to chilly, windy nights, it can be hard to have all the right clothes for summer. Bonfire sweaters are the perfect nighttime wear for the summer. Usually a lightweight fabric, so they won’t leave you scorching but will give you the coverage you need.

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Courtesy of Show Of Your Mumu

5. Cold shoulder long sleeve

Similar to off the shoulders, cold shoulders are the perfect balance of long sleeve. The free shoulders offer some cool down while still giving you a fun and flirty look. With just the shoulders cut out, cold shoulders are super flattering and look good on basically everyone.

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Courtesy of Alice + Olivia

I hope you give one of these styles a try and rock your summer style!