Getting dressed still doesn’t feel normal. When was the last time you reached for non-stretch jeans? So, as we take baby steps towards becoming our formerly fabulous, fully dressed selves, I’ve discovered a secret weapon. Puff sleeve t-shirts.
It combines the comfort of a t-shirt with the stylistic flair of a blouse, which means you can wear it with just about anything. Not getting out of sweats today? Add some polish with a puffed sleeve t-shirt. Wearing jeans? Throw on the sleeves! Besides how wearable it is, the t-shirt also means you can get it at a very affordable price point. That means you can stock up if you love them, and if you don’t (you will) you’re only out the price of a couple fancy coffees.
Looking for something crisp and clean that goes with the blue skies weather? This Mango shirt is waiting for you to wear it with a wrap skirt and leather sandals. This one is a slightly dressier version that I would wear with white jeans and a colorful heel.
The Cassandra Tee from Sea is the shirt that started it all for me. The voluminous sleeves and cozy cotton give it just enough structure. This scalloped sleeve from English Factory is preppy and feminine. This linen blouse is the easiest and breeziest of them all, perfect for the 90 degree days we’re dealing with in Los Angeles.
Maybe you’re looking for something a little more colorful? How about this flamingo pink gem, that I would wear with the matching skirt. Sometimes, I want a longer sleeve. H&M clearly understands me, because the flamingo pink comes in a longer sleeve! What do you get when you mix a pretty purple pastel shade combined with eyelet? The perfect puff for summer.
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