CHIC SUMMER TOPS WITH SLEEVES
Summer tops with sleeves are a saviour when you need something with a little extra coverage, and we’ve got tonnes of trend-ticking styles…
Fashion Buyer Sarah Rutson and Nicky Hilton wearing chic summer tops with sleeves.
Sometimes, no matter how hot it is, going sleeve-free just isn’t an option. Whether it’s for the office, dressing respectfully to go sightseeing on holiday or simply because you just prefer to keep your arms slightly covered, summer tops with sleeves are a non-negotiable in most women’s warm-weather wardrobes. From on-trend Bardot tops with flattering fluted sleeves to lightweight shirts, our collection has summer tops with sleeves to suit every occasion….
THE RUFFLED BARDOT
Say hello to the most versatile summer top with sleeves you could own. A bold claim, we know, but we’re sticking by it. The Bardot and ruffle detail cement its on-trend credentials, while the black shade means it will go with everything. Soft-stretch jersey fabric makes it super comfortable – a key requirement in when it’s hot – and perfect for tucking into midi and maxi skirts, culottes or flowing palazzo pants. For a more streamlined look, just add your favourite jeans or a structured A-line skirt.
‘A camisole can’t have sleeves’ we hear you cry. Well, when you combine it with this season’s must-have cold-shoulder it can. Packing in the design details, our cornflower blue top features bow tie straps and floaty sleeves that cover the upper arms. Want to try the Bardot trend but worried about shoulder slippage? Look no further than our yellow halter-neck number. Made from lightweight crinkle fabric, they’ll both keep you cool on even the hottest days. Wear with white denim for a fresh summer look, or try with cropped trousers and shorts. Just remember to keep the bottom half streamlined to balance out the floaty fit.
Long sleeves don’t have to be a no-go zone when the temperatures rise – just look for lightweight fabrics and looser fits. Our tropical and embroidered Bardot tops ticks both boxes, and instantly create a statement outfit, whatever you pair them with. Obviously, the embroidered chambray style needs to be worn loose to show off that detail, but don’t be afraid to try the tropical Bardot tucked in – styles that sit high on the waist will create the best silhouette.
THE NEW WHITE T-SHIRT
Simple but always in style, a white t-shirt is our summer failsafe. This season, we’ve upped the design ante with a twist on the classic in the form of tie-side sleeves and silver sequin stars. Making the wardrobe staple feel a little smarter but still the off-duty go-to we know and love, you don’t need us to tell you that you can wear it with pretty much anything. The tie-side style is even office-appropriate when paired with polished skirts and trousers.
THE LACE BARDOT
Giving you all the breeziness of a sleeveless top without any of the exposure, the lace flute sleeves on our Bardot top also tap into summer’s embroidery trend. Super-soft cotton will keep you cool on holiday and at home. Plus, because we’re all about the versatility, we’ve designed it in black and white. We know we’re biased, but we’d say you definitely need them both…
You might think a white shirt is the last thing you’d want to reach for on a hot day, but we’re not talking about the usual stiff and starchy formal style. Nope, we’ve reworked the classic for summer in a semi-sheer, lightweight fabric that’ll take you from office to weekend to beach – yep, an undone white shirt is new kaftan as far as the fashion pack are concerned. When you’re not on holiday, simply roll up the cuffs, undo some buttons and you’re good to go. On days when the weather doesn’t know what it’s doing, you need our star embroidered stripe shirt. Smart enough for work and stylish enough for the weekend, it’s a rain or shine saviour.
THE LUXE EVENING TOP
If you thought summer evening tops with sleeves couldn’t be sexy, think again. On-trend shimmering silver, a V-neck and V-back – our luxurious top has got it all going on. Wear it with your skinnies for the ultimate example of ‘jeans and a nice top’ or tuck it into our navy lace pencil skirt for special occasions. Finish your look with a vampy red lip for extra glamour.