May 23, 2016

How to Wear Long Sleeves in the Summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

how to wear long sleeves in the summer

Ever since discovering my love for button downs, I have always been completely enamored with the versatility of this piece. Dress 'em up, dress 'em down. Make 'em look polished and crisp, or try a half-tuck or some unbuttoned buttons for more edge. The only difficulty with long sleeve button downs can be wearing them on warmer days which would normally beg for strappy tanks. 

You may have seen over on the Insta that I recently bought this lacy (gasp!), floral (gasp!), and feminine (gasp!) shirt. Whether or not your button down has the extra breeze factor of being hole-y, wearing it like this is surely the way of future summery days. ;)

Step 1) Make sure you're wearing a tank or tee underneath your button down (or don't). 
Step 2) Roll up your sleeves in whatever sleeve-rolling fashion you prefer. 
Step 3) No need to button up your shirt. Your summer days just got that much cooler (and I mean in both senses), as well as lazier. You can thank me later for not having to button your shirt.

Wearing your button down like this is not only more bearable on hot days, but it also acts as the perfect third piece to add interest to your outfit. Not to mention you now no longer have to worry about walking into Arctic, air-conditioned buildings without a "jacket!" 

Having a wardrobe for each season is smart, but what's even smarter is making use out of as many pieces as possible all year round! Do you have any tips or tricks for keeping seasonal pieces on repeat all year?

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Xo, Sophia

Banana Republic top (similar in white) / Banana Republic jeans (super similar) / Cambridge Satchel Company bag (love this too) / Gap belt (similar) / Daniel Wellington watch / Nordstrom sunnies (both $12! - super similarlove these) / Vintage ring
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