This summer, it’s all about those sleeves. Ruffle, bell, wide, emobroidered, trimmed with lace…big sleeves are in in a big way. I prefer to wear my statement sleeves with slightly slimmer bottoms but I’ve seen ladies pairing theirs with flowy skirts or wide-legged trousers and absolutely rocking it. Statement sleeves are perfect for summer when you’re not weighed down by pesky things like coats and are a perfect summer office look – they’re cool (temperature wise thanks to increased air-flow), on trend and will adhere to pretty much every office dresscode. So go on, go big!
Embroidered Cotton Blouse
This sweet little yellow number with 3/4-length trumpet sleeves, scalloped trim eyelets and gently rounded hem practically screams summer to me. Pair with shorts and mules or resort-worthy flat sandals.
Available at H&M $59.99*
Wilfred Pozzi Blouse
This silky blouse with lace-up cut-out details pairs beautiful with pretty much anything (skinnies, wide legged trousers, shorts...) and might just be the perfect answer to the summer office dresscode - I mean technically your shoulders are covered...
Available at Aritzia $110*
Ruffle Sleeve Boatneck Blouse
Up your white shirt game with this tiered, elbow length ruffle sleeve blouse with slight boatneck collar and seamed detailing throughout. Pair with bold shorts (colour or pattern) and slides.
Available at GAP $49.95
Wide Sleeve Blouse
These wide sleeves with lace cuffs are anything but subtle. Pair with white skinnies and bright block heel sandals for a hot summer look that's both work or night appropriate.
Available at H&M $49.99*
Make an entrance in this off-the-shoulder blouse with 3/4 length trumpet sleeves with ties. Pair with frayed hem denim and mules.
Available at H&M $34.99*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change.