Call in the calvary! Statement shirts, roll-neck jumpers and heavy-duty blanket ponchos, unite.
I’ve made my adversity to sleeveless clothes no secret (hello, “mum” arms), and anyone cut from that cloth (pun always intended), will know how creative layering is a godsend. Ahead, my tips on how to layer sleeveless clothes like a pro.
Yes, throwing a cardi, a blazer or some kind of wrap over the top of your outfit is an easy out, but here, a fresh way to pile on the layers — minus the bulk. The trick is so obvious that it shouldn’t be a trick at all, but it’s still something that, when done right, can transform the way your sleeveless tops and dresses look.
Build your look starting with the most neutral of foundations: a beige jumpsuit, a la this Banana Republic find. The key to making it work is sticking to tailored silhouettes – either a fine black turtleneck or crisp button-down is a good place to start. Bonus points if your shirt has a bit of a texture – think puffy-sleeved tops, and ribbed knit or sparkly turtlenecks.
To complete the look, seek out a print, pop of colour or splash of embellishment as your accessories for a peek of whimsy.