Continuing with the theme of styles you can wear at home now, and wear out later, I’ve rounded up a few tops for warmer weather.
Lightweight Tops With Sleeves
I’ve focused this collection on tops with sleeves. It’s been my experience that sleeveless tops are relatively easy to find, but styles with a little more arm coverage (especially in breathable, lightweight fabrics) are more scarce. And all of these are washable!
If you’re shopping for basic, solid tees, the world is pretty much your oyster. Everlane has some good ones, as does Madewell. If you like a more substantial fabric, Lands’ End Supima cotton is a good alternative.
But if you’re looking for something a little more refined, here’s a scoop neck tee with a bit of shape and flattering elbow sleeves. This one’s available in Misses, Petite and Plus sizes, in several soft, pretty colors.
I’m a big fan of easy linen shirts, and have found them to be a comfortable option even in extreme heat. I don’t mind the wrinkles, but if you do, here’s a no-iron option in a classic blue and white stripe. I like those bracelet sleeves too!
Cotton, but make it soft. This “silky cotton” fabric has a worn-in feel, and is drapey without being limp. The collarless style and gathered sleeves give it a more feminine vibe. Sizes 00-16, and more colors.
I also really like the look of this soft mandarin collar blouse in a neutral gingham. The rounded hem makes it easy to wear tucked or untucked.