How To Do Sleeves In 25°C Weather

Confession time: even as temperatures begin to rise  – and the humidity starts to mess up my hair in ways I once thought unimaginable – these sweltering summer months can’t dispel my love for sleeves.

Summer weather + long sleeves = a hot, sweaty nightmare, right? Well, not necessarily! With the right cuts and fabrics, this pairing comes with a whole lot of benefits, from warding off sunburn, to giving that bit of extra coverage if you prefer not to bare your arms. Yes, it might be unwise to whip out your favourite long-sleeved turtlenecks in the middle of July, but, from blouson to balloon, we have plenty of summer-friendly (we promise!) sleeve styles.

Featuring lightweight, relaxed fits and loose-fitting sleeves, these pieces are perfect for summer soirées, garden parties, and date nights. Just add a *very cold* glass of rosé.

 

Dress Up Everyday Denim

For a summer twist on the ‘jeans-and-a-nice-top’ combo, add some wild to your everyday denim by coupling the Ambre blouse with your fave pair of summer shorts. Featuring always-chic blouson sleeves and a subtle leopard print, this versatile blouse is ideal for cocktails with the girls.

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Ambre Blouse Leopard Print Cream By Pretty Lavish | £42.00

The *Classic* White Shirt

A suit-all shirt with subtle stripes and a never-out-of-style loose fit, the Bronte blouse is *the* summer staple. Couple with leather trousers and black heels for date night dressiness, or team with your fave pair of jeans for an effortless, casual chic look.

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Bronte Button Blouse White By Pretty Lavish | £42.00

Flirty Florals

Featuring a stand-out print and figure-flattering tie waist, this flowy maxi will revitalise your warm weather wardrobe with a splash of tropical colour. Available in four colourways, the Jagger dress is the heatwave-ready essential to take you from boozy brunches to cocktail nights.

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Jagger Maxi Print Mix By Dancing Leopard | £55.00

The Little Blue Dress

It’s time to reinvent the LBD: this summer, we’re hyping up this Little Blue Dress instead. Flirty and feminine, the Somerset mini features a dreamy polka dot print and figure-flattering fit.

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Somerset Mini Dress In Blue Polka Dot By Charlie Holiday | £85.00

Oversized And Understated

On days when it seems impossible to keep cool – and you start to think that dresses should come with built-in aircon – team this oversized tunic with your go-to pair of comfy sandals. With its relaxed fit and loose sleeves, the beach-ready Libby tunic is a hot weather must-have.

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Libby Long Sleeve Plain Oversized White Tunic By Blue Vanilla | £24.00

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