July 15, 2011
The Right to Bare Arms
Think some shoulder exposure at work makes you look less professional in the office? Not when the alternative is sweat stains from being too buttoned-up.
PINK has handpicked some breezy summer looks that will let you go sleeveless at work while still looking stylish and polished.
Pairing this mustard-colored Anne Klein blouse with charcoal slacks or a white pencil skirt gives you a pop of color without being distracting.
A patterned shift dress, like this one from JCPenney, takes the guesswork out of getting ready in the morning (and the guilt that comes with buying pricier items). Plus, you can throw it on with black pumps and not worry about accessorizing.
The great thing about a classic sleeveless button down is how easily it can go from office to weekend and everything in between. You can add a short-sleeved cardigan for work, then slip on some dark wash jeans and sandals for the farmers market or a family day at the park.
When rocking a sleeve-free look, experts suggest picking a breathable fabric that’s not clingy and making sure your bra isn’t visible through the armholes.
Check out these sleeveless and smart looks on Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour and Vanessa Williams for more style inspiration.
Bonus PINK Link: Get tips on summer fashion with our guide to your perfect work style.
By Caroline Cox
"Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury." Coco Chanel